Full Professor Position in the Earthquake Resistant Structures Laboratory, Research Division of Earthquake Hazards

  • The complete application package must arrive by the deadline : 11 Oct. 2016
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Associate Professor Position in the Field Research Section for Fluvial and Coastal Hazards,
Research Center for Fluvial and Coastal Disasters,
Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University


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


Location: Shirahama Oceanographic Observatory, Research Center for Fluvial and Coastal Disasters, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University

2500-106, Katata, Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama 649-2201, Japan


Job description and required qualification: The appointed associate professor is requested to be engaged in research at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) on typhoon disasters, wind disasters, storm surge and wave disasters as well as the fundamental research relating to these disasters, such as the interaction between atmospheric circulation and ocean current and the mechanism of local heavy rainfall. He/she works at the Shirahama Oceanographic Observatory*, and also manages the operation of the Shionomisaki Wind Effect Laboratory*. He/she is expected to popularize disaster prevention education and to dispatch information on disaster prevention. He/she is expected to contribute to education in the Graduate School of Science or the Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University. He/she should have a Ph.D. or its equivalent and be proficient in Japanese.

* The Shirahama Oceanographic Observatory and the Shionomisaki Wind Effect Laboratory (address: 3349-134, Shionomisaki, Kushimoto-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama 649-3502, Japan) are operated as one group named “Shirahama Research Base” since 2009.


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.


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 Oct. 11th, 2016 (JST) at the following address:

Selection Committee for Associate Professor,

Research Center for Fluvial and Coastal Disaster,

c/o DPRI Administrative Office, Uji Campus,

Kyoto University

Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 JAPAN


For inquiries, send e-mail 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.