Associate Professor Position in the Landslide Dynamics Laboratory, Research Center on Landslides, DPRI

  • Deadline : 16 Nov. 2015
  • Job Openings

Associate Professor Position in the Landslide Dynamics Laboratory,
Research Center on Landslides,
Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University

September 14th, 2015


The Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University invites applications for a permanent Associate Professor position.


Job description and required qualification: The appointed associate professor is expected to conduct research on landslide dynamics, which includes transport and sedimentation processes of landslide mass leading to formation of large-scale landslide dams. The research should be conducted with field investigations, monitoring, laboratory experiments, and geotechnical analyses, with a broad perspective of earth science studies related to surface processes. These efforts will contribute to prediction of landslide occurrence and advanced planning for landslide disasters, through collaboration with other organizations within and outside of Japan. The successful applicant is also expected to contribute to the Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University. He/she should have a Ph.D. or its equivalent and to be proficient in Japanese.


Location: Landslide Dynamics Laboratory, Research Center on Landslides, Disaster Prevention Resarch Istitute, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, JAPAN.


Starting date: As soon as possible after the selection.


Working conditions: Working hours: 38 hours 45 minutes per week under full-time employment in a discretionary working system. Days off: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, Year-end and New Year holidays, University Foundation Day, and summer vacation.


Salary and benefits: To be determined in accordance with the existing employment regulations of Kyoto University.



(1) Health and Pension Insurance covered by the National Government Employee’s Mutual Aid Association.(2) Unemployment Insurance, and (3) Worker’s Compensation.


Applicants should prepare the following material:

(1) Curriculum vitae
(2) List of publications (divided clearly into refereed journal papers and others)
(3) Copies of five relevant papers
(4) Brief summary of research and related contributions (up to two A4 pages)
(5) Statement of research plans (up to two A4 pages, including figures)
(6) Recommendation letters or names and contact information of two references (include addresses, fax numbers, and e-mail addresses)
The complete application package must arrive by the deadline of Nov. 16th, 2015 (JST) at the following address:

Selection Committee for Landslide Dynamics Associate Professor
Administrative Office, Uji Campus,
Kyoto University Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 JAPAN
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Kyoto University is an equal opportunity employer.