Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study announced that it has an opening for an Associate Professor.
The following English version is a translation. Please refer to the original Japanese version.
Note: Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study (KUIAS) is an international hub of research, where experts from diverse fields of study gather to pursue research across disciplines. Consequently, KUIAS has ties with many different departments of Kyoto University, and the study of Comparative Cognitive Science is no exception. Candidates for the job are therefore advised to refer to the following websites for details:
|Institution||Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study (KUIAS)|
|Job Title||Associate Professor|
|Number of Positions||One (1)|
|Qualification||Must have a doctor’s degree|
|Opening Date||July 12, 2017|
|Closing Date||July 31, 2017, 5:00 p.m. (Japanese Standard Time)|
|Employment Date||October 1, 2017 (at the earliest)|
|Term Limit||None (tenure position)|
|Place of Work||Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study (KUIAS), Kyoto, Japan|
|Salary and Benefits||To be determined in accordance with the Kyoto University Regulations Regarding Salaries of Faculty and Staff, subject to the successful candidate's qualifications and achievements (non-negotiable)|
|Social Insurance||Eligible for MEXT* mutual aid association membership, employees' pension, employment insurance, and workers’ accident compensation insurance
*MEXT: Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
|Working Hours||A discretionary labor system to be applied, in which the successful candidate will be deemed to have worked for 38.75 hours per week or 7.75 hours per working day, even if he/she actually has worked more or less (but not zero) than such hours each day (standard working hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.)|
|Holidays||Saturdays and Sundays; Statutory public holidays of Japan; Year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 through January 3); Kyoto University’s Foundation Day (June 18); Summer holidays (three consecutive days in mid-August)|
1. Job Description
Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study (KUIAS) is seeking a suitable candidate for the position of Associate Professor in the field of “Comparative Cognitive Science,” focusing on hominoids (humans, chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas and orangutans), other primates, or mid- to large-sized non-primate mammals, in the wild state or in captivity. The successful candidate will be expected to advance his/her original cutting-edge research in this area, and also to take the role in educating graduate students.
2. Application Procedure
Candidates are requested to submit the documents listed below via e-mail, putting them in the same order as in the list into a single PDF file titled “Application for Associate Professor Position.” Applications are acceptable in either Japanese or English.
All documents must arrive at KUIAS by the deadline (July 31, 2017, 5:00 p.m. JST) via e-mail at:
3. Selection Procedure and Feedback to Candidates
Selection will be done through screening of documents and interviews. An internal committee will be set up to evaluate all candidates based on their submitted documents and interview results. Each candidate will be informed of the final decision pertaining to him- or herself only.
Application documents are not returnable. All submitted documents and personal information of candidates contained therein will be used solely for the purpose of screening and will not be disclosed, transferred or lent to any third party without justifiable grounds.
4. Gender Equality
Kyoto University promotes gender equality. Responses and applications from female researchers are highly welcomed.
|Contact||For further details, please contact KUIAS via e-mail at:
2017kobo_KUIAS [at] mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp