From: Dr. Takakazu YUMOTO
Director, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Job Vacancy Announcement
Institution: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (KUPRI)
Department: Center for International Collaboration and Advanced
Studies in Primatology (CICASP)
Job Title: Professor / Associate Professor
Opening Date: April 13th, 2016
Closing Date: June 7th, 2016
Formal Hiring Date: April 1st 2017
Job Term: Tenure
The Primate Research Institute invites applications for a Professor /
Associate Professor position in CICASP, a center established in 2009.
Kyoto University is one of the top universities in Japan. For more
information, please view the following website http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en.
The Primate Research Institute is one of the 14 Research Institutes of
Kyoto University, and is an international center for Primatology. For
further information, please visit: http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp.
CICASP promotes internationalization at Primate Research Institute
through its research and educational activities. CICASP is dedicated
to the recruitment of international students, the facilitation and
support of international collaboration, and the education and
encouragement of students to become leaders in their respective
international scientific communities. The applicants must have a
strong research background and a commitment to teaching excellence,
and an outstanding research record in Primatology in any domain of the
discipline. English fluency is mandatory. The successful candidate is
expected to contribute to CICASP and PRI as follows:
1) Teaching a masters course in "Comparative Animal
2) Developing and providing a workshop training students in
science communication with other faculties of CICASP (e.g.
scientific oral / poster presentations, scientific debate, and
3) Conducting the international entrance examination with other
4) Developing a strategy to recruit international students
5) Supporting international students and researchers
6) Teaching all of the 4 courses provided through the Institute
for Liberal Arts and Science (ILAS):
1) Conservation Biology, 2) Zoo Biology, 3) Animal
Behavior, 4) Comparative Cognition
7) Participating in faculty meetings and other committees for
1. Application procedure
Candidates are requested to submit the following documents.
(2) Detailed account of academic activity and research grant
(3) List of academic publications and reprints of five most
representative papers of your research
(4) List of non-academic/popular publications
(5) Summary of research that the candidate has conducted (about
(6) Summary of research that the candidate intends to carry out
at KUPRI (about 1000 words).
(7) Ideas about how the candidate can contribute to the
promotion, development, and management of
CICASP and KUPR (about 500 words)
All documents in PDF must arrive by the deadline (17:00 in Japanese
Standard Time on June 7th 2016), and should be sent to the following
mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Selection procedure and feedback to candidates
A committee will be set up at Kyoto University to evaluate all
candidates, based on the documents submitted. There might be an
interview by faculty members. The final decision will be made by all
faculty members. Each candidate will be informed of the final decision
pertaining to him/herself only.
This position is handled under Kyoto University’s New
International Strategy: The 2Ž× by 2020 Initiative (https://www.opir.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/2013/10/24/strategy-2/)
Those with Japanese nationality cannot apply for this position.
Current Kyoto University faculties other than program-specific
professors are not eligible for this position either.
4. Gender Equality
Kyoto University promotes gender equality.
KUPRI is composed of the following research units: Department of
Evolution and Phylogeny, Department of Ecology and Social Behavior,
Department of Cognitive Sciences, Department of Neuroscience,
Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, the Center for Human
Evolution Modeling Research, the Center for International
Collaboration and Advanced Studies in Primatology. Graduate level
education is conducted within the Division of Biological Science in
the Graduate School of Science. Detailed information is available at
the following web site: http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp.
For inquiries, please contact Takakazu YUMOTO (e-mail: