Associate Professor Position in the Landslide Monitoring Laboratory Kyoto University, Disaster Prevention Research Institute Japan

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


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

Job description and required qualification:

The appointed candidate is required to conduct
research on long-term landslide observations, which include transport and sedimentation
processes of landslide mass. The research should be conducted with field investigations,
monitoring, and laboratory experiments, 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. The candidate must hold a doctorate or equivalent degree and be proficient in

Starting date: As soon as possible after the selection.


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

Days off: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, Year-end and New Year holidays, University
Foundation Day, and summer vacation.

Working place: The Tokushima landslide observatory of DPRI, Ikeda-cho, Miyoshi City,
Tokushima Prefecture.

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. 18th, 2017 (JST) at the
following address:

Selection Committee for Associate Professor, Landslide Monitoring, Research Center on

c/o DPRI Administrative Office, Uji Campus,
Kyoto University
Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 JAPAN

For inquiries, send email to apply_staff 'at' (replace 'at' with @)
For more information about DPRI, see

Kyoto University is an equal opportunity employer.

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