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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 the institute.

2. Application procedure

Candidates are requested to submit 3 copies of the following documents. An application written in either English or Japanese is acceptable.

(1) A CV with detailed academic activity and research grant records.
(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 words).
(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 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. 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: nakamura.katsuki.4z@kyoto-u.ac.jp, tel: +81-568-63-0558, fax:+81-568-63-0558).