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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: November 9th, 2011
Closing Date: December 6th, 2011
Formal Hiring Date: around April 2012
Job Term: from its start until March 31st 2014 plus 4 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. CICASP aims to promote the international collaboration and advanced studies in primatology. It also facilitates the entrance of international students into the English Ph.D. and Master's program in primatology for the Graduate School of Science. The applicant 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. The successful candidate should be able to teach a masters course in "Topics in Primatology" and to manage the center. 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.

(1) CV
(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 words).
(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 (December 6th 2011), and should be sent to the following address:

Dr. Tetsuro MATSUZAWA (Application for assistant professorship of CICASP)
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. 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: , tel: +81-568-63-0547).