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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: Department of Ecology and Social Behavior

Job Title: Full Professor (tenured)
Opening Date: May 12th, 2011
Closing Date: July 29th, 2011
Formal Hiring Date: around April 2012
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 position of professor in the Department of Ecology and Social Behavior. The department is carrying out studies on ecology, behavior, social structure, and conservation of wild primates. This time we desire a researcher who investigates the ecology and conservation of primates based on the field studies. Prior experience with primates is not essential. Faculty members are also expected to promote the research of primates from a broad perspective, to teach and supervise graduate students, and to contribute to the administration of the institute.

2. Application procedure
Candidates are requested to submit the following documents in triplicate (copies are acceptable). English or Japanese is acceptable.

(1) CV with detailed account of academic activity and research grant record.
(2) List of academic publications (indicate your top 10) and reprints.
(3) List of non-academic/popular publications and reprints of those most representative of your research.
(4) Summary of research that the candidate has conducted (about 1500 words).
(5) Summary of research that the candidate intends to carry out at KUPRI (about 1500 words).

All documents must arrive by the deadline (July 29th, 2011), and should be sent to the following address:

Dr. Tetsuro MATSUZAWA (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. 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 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 TAKESHI FURUICHI (, tel: +81-568-63-0537, fax:+81-568-63-0085).