From: Dr. Hirohisa HIRAI
Director, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Job Vacancy Announcement
Institution: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (KUPRI)
Department: Department of Cognitive Science
Job Title: Full Professor (tenured)
Opening Date: May 14th, 2015
Closing Date: July 31st, 2015
Formal Hiring Date: April 2016
Salary Range: Subject to previous research career (non-negotiable)
1. Job description
Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (KUPRI) is seeking to
appoint a suitable candidate to the full professor position in the
Department of Cognitive Science. The department has been conducting
interdisciplinary research in human and nonhuman primates for
understanding the evolutionary origin of human minds and behavior. At
this time of recruitment, we are seeking a researcher whose research
matches with this mission of the department. Prior experience with
primates is not essential. The successful applicant is also expected
to promote primate research from a broad perspective, to teach and
supervise graduate students, and to contribute to administration of
2. Application procedure
Candidates are requested to submit 3 copies of the following
documents. An application written in either English or Japanese is
(1) A CV with detailed academic activity and research grant
(2) A list of academic publications (with indication of your top 10
articles) and copies of these 10 articles.
(3) A list of non-academic/general readership publications and
reprints most representing your research.
(4) A summary of research that the candidate has conducted (about 1500
(5) A summary of research that the candidate intends to carry out at
KUPRI (about 1500 words).
All documents must arrive by the deadline (July 31st, 2015, Japan
time), and should be sent to the following address:
Dr. Hirohisa HIRAI (Application for professorship)
Director, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi
3. Selection procedure and feedback to candidates
A committee will be set up at KUPRI to evaluate all candidates,
based on the documents submitted. A potential candidate may be invited
for an interview with faculty members of the institute and a committee
member from outside of the institute. The final decision will be made
by all faculty members. Each candidate will be informed of the final
decision only for their own application.
4. Gender equality
Kyoto University is promoting gender equality.
KUPRI is composed of the following research units: Department of
Evolution and Phylogeny, Department of Ecology and Social Behavior,
Department of Cognitive Science, Department of Neuroscience,
Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Center for Human
Evolution Modeling Research, Center for International Collaboration
and Advanced Studies in Primatology, Endowed Research Section
[Department of Chimpanzee Research (Hayashibara)], and Endowed
Research Section [Department of Wildlife Science Research (Nagoya
Railroad Co., Ltd)]. 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 Katsuki NAKAMURA (e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: +81-568-63-0558,