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From: Dr. Takakazu YUMOTO
Faculty Consort Director, Faculty Consort of Primatology and Wildlife Science, 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: Assistant Professor
Opening Date: May 15, 2017 (Japan Standard Time)
Closing Date: July 31, 2017 (Japan Standard Time)
Formal Hiring Date: January 1, 2018 (can be deferred until at latest April 1, 2018)
Job Term: Seven years (one-time reappointment possible for an additional five years)

1. About the Position
The Primate Research Institute invites applications for an Assistant 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 KUPRI through its research and educational activities. CICASP is dedicated to the facilitation of cutting edge international collaborations, the recruitment and support of international students, and the education and encouragement of students to become leaders in their respective international scientific communities. For further information, please visit: http://www.cicasp.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/

2. Job Description
Applicants must have an outstanding research record in any domain within or field related to primatology and wildlife research, as well as a commitment to teaching excellence. Only applicants fluent in both Japanese and English will be considered. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to CICASP and KUPRI in the following ways:
  ・ Maintaining an active research program involving international collaboration
  ・ Developing and conducting a weekly workshop for students in science communication, jointly with CICASP faculty (e.g. scientific oral / poster presentations, scientific debate, and critical thinking)
  ・ Training and mentoring graduate students in any domain of primatology and wildlife research
  ・ Coordinating the international entrance examination, jointly with other faculty members
  ・ Developing a strategy to recruit international students
  ・ Supporting international students and researchers
  ・ Participating in faculty meetings and other committees for institute-wide administration

3. Application procedure
Candidates are requested to submit the following documents:
1) CV (in Japanese or English)
2) Detailed account of academic activity and research grant record (in Japanese or English)
3) List of academic publications and reprints of five representative papers of your research (in Japanese or English)
4) List of non-academic/popular publications (in Japanese or English)
5) Description of research that the candidate has conducted (in Japanese, about 3,000 characters)
6) Description of research that the candidate intends to carry out at KUPRI (in Japanese, about 3,000 characters)
7) Ideas about how the candidate can contribute to the promotion, development, and management of CICASP and KUPRI (in Japanese, about 1,500 characters)
8) Summary of #5-7 above (in English, about 1,000 words)
*All documents must arrive by the deadline (July 31, 2017, Japan Standard Time), and should be sent to job_apply@pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp with the subject line [CICASP Assistant Professor Application]

4. Selection procedures 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.

5. Equal opportunity policy
Kyoto University is committed to gender equality and encourages underrepresented groups to apply.

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 Professor Takakazu YUMOTO (e-mail: yumoto.takakazu.6w@kyoto-u.ac.jp)