Full Professor Position in the Geotechnics Laboratory, Research Division of Geohazards

  • The complete application package must arrive by the deadline : 12 Sep. 2016
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Full Professor Position in the Geotechnics Laboratory,
Research Division of Geohazards,
Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University


The Faculty Consort of Disaster Prevention Research, Kyoto University invites applications for a permanent full Professor position.


Job description and required qualification: The appointed candidate is required to conduct research at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) on the mechanisms of geohazards and enhanced earthquake resistance of soil-structure systems through both numerical analysis based on nonlinear models of materials and physical model testing, using the centrifuge test facility at DPRI. The candidate is also expected to develop pioneering research on large deformation problems in the waterfront lowland during earthquakes and promote comprehensive disaster mitigation research based on it. In addition, the candidate is expected to teach in the Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University. The candidate must hold a doctorate or equivalent degree and be proficient in Japanese.


Starting date: April 1st, 2017.


Working conditions: Working hours: 38 hours 45 minutes per week under a flexible-hours 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.


Social Insurance: Eligible for MEXT* mutual aid association membership, employees’ pensions, employment insurance, and workers’ compensation insurance.

*Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan


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 Sep. 12th, 2016 (JST) at the following address:

Selection Committee for Professor, Geotechnics, Geohazards Research Division

c/o DPRI Administrative Office, Uji Campus,

Kyoto University

Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, JAPAN


For inquiries, send email to <apply_staff ‘at’ dpri.kyoto-u.ac.jp> (replace ‘at’ with @)

For more information about DPRI, see http://www.dpri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/.

Kyoto University is an equal opportunity employer.