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
(2) List of academic publications (indicate your top 10) and
(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
(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
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).