From: Dr. Tetsuro MATSUZAWA
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: Assistant Professor
Opening Date: March 10th, 2011
Closing Date: May 9th, 2011
Formal Hiring Date: around August 2011
Job Term: from its start until 7 years plus 5 more years possible
1. Job description
The Primate Research Institute invites applications for an
assistant professor position in CICASP, a new 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.
The CICASP aims to promote the international collaboration and the
advanced studies in Primatology. It also targets at Ph.D. and
Master's program for foreign students of the Graduate School of
Science. The applicants must have a Ph.D. degree, a strong
research background and a commitment to teaching excellence, and an
outstanding research record in Primatology in any domain of the
discipline. The successful candidate should be able to teach a
masters course in "Topics in Primatology" and to manage
the center. The starting date of the position is around August 2011.
Fluency in both Japanese and English is essential.
2. Application procedure
Candidates are requested to submit the following documents in
triplicate (copies are acceptable). English or Japanese is acceptable.
(2) Detailed account of academic activity and research grant record.
(3) List of academic publications and reprints.
(4) List of non-academic/popular publications and reprints of those
most representative of your research.
(5) Summary of research that the candidate has conducted (about 1000
(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 management
of CICASP (about 500 words)
All documents must arrive by the deadline (May 9th, 2011), and
should be sent to the following address:
Dr. Tetsuro MATSUZAWA (Application for assistant professorship)
Director, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama,
Aichi 484-8506, JAPAN
3. Selection procedure and feedback to candidates
A committee will be set up at KUPRI 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.
4. Gender Equality
Kyoto University has been promoting for gender equality.
KUPRI is composed of the following research units: Department of
Evolution and Phylogeny, Department of Ecology and Social Behavior,
Department of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Department of Cellular
and Molecular Biology, the Center for Human Evolution Modeling
Research, the Center for International Collaboration and Advanced
Studies in Primatology, Corporate Sponsored Department of Comparative
Study of Cognitive Development (funded by Benesse Corp.), and
Corporate Sponcored Department of Bonobo Research (funded by
Hayashibara group). 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 Tetsuro Matsuzawa (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
tel: +81-568-63-0547, fax:+81-568-62-2428).