Associate Professor Position in the Safety Control of Urban Space Laboratory,Research Division of Disaster Management for Safe and Secure Society,Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
The Faculty Consort of Disaster Prevention Research, Kyoto University invites applications for a permanent Associate Professor position.
Job description and required qualification:
The appointed candidate is required to conduct theoretical and empirical research at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) on prediction and reduction of various types of disasters caused by earthquakes and subsequent phenomena (including fire and tsunami) in a wide urban space, with the aim of creating the urban space resilient to such disasters. The candidate is also expected to contribute to the progress of integrated disaster risk reduction through the international collaboration of his/her research. In addition, he/she is expected to teach in the Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University. He/she must hold a doctorate or equivalent degree and be proficient in Japanese.
Starting date: June 1st, 2017 or later.
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.
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 (including addresses, fax numbers, and e-mail addresses)
The complete application package must arrive by the deadline of March 15th, 2017 (JST) at the following address:
Selection Committee for Associate Professor, SCUS Laboratory, Research Division of Disaster Management for Safe and Secure Society,
c/o DPRI Administrative Office, Uji Campus,
Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, JAPAN
For inquiries, send email to
For more information about DPRI, see http://www.dpri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/.
Kyoto University is an equal opportunity employer.