From: Dr. Takakazu YUMOTO
Director, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Job Vacancy Announcement
Institution: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Department: On-site Laboratory (Kalinzu, Uganda)
Job Title: Program-Specific Assistant Professor
Opening Date: January 10th, 2019
Closing Date: February 11th, 2019
Formal Hiring Date: Around April 1st, 2019
Job Term: For 5 years, until March 31st, 2024
Salary Range: Subject to the 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 Program-Specific
Assistant Professor for the on-site laboratory that will be
established in the Republic of Uganda.
The Department of Ecology and Social Behavior of KUPRI conducts
research on the evolution of ecology and social behaviors
through observations in the wild, analyses of DNA and hormones, etc.
For these purposes, we are carrying out collaborative research with
foreign researchers in many research stations in Africa and Asia. This
job vacancy seeks a person who will (1) conduct studies in the
above-mentioned fields, (2) manage the research station in the Kalinzu
Central Forest Reserve, Uganda, (3) and support PhD students studying
there. The candidate will be requested to stay primarily in Uganda.
The successful candidate is exempt from any administrative
2. Application procedure
Candidates are requested to submit the following documents. English or
Japanese is acceptable.
(1) CV with detailed account of academic activity and research grant
(2) List of field-site management experience, outstanding academic
activities, and acquisition of research funds.
(3) List of academic publications and reprints of those most
representative of your research.
(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
(6) Summary of research that the candidate intends to carry out at
KUPRI (about 1000 words).
Applications should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
by the closing date of February 11th,
2019, Japan time. The title of the email should be "Job
application: Program-Specific Assistant Professor for On-site
Laboratory." All documents should be attached to the email as PDF
3. Selection procedure and feedback to candidates
A committee will be set up at KUPRI to evaluate all candidates, based
on the documents submitted. 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 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, the Center for Human
Evolution Modeling Research, the Center for International
Collaboration and Advanced Studies in Primatology, the Corporate
Sponsored Department of Chimpanzee Research (funded by Hayashibara Co.
Ltd.), the Corporate Sponsored Department of Wildlife Science (funded
by Nagoya Railroad Co. Ltd.). Graduate level education is conducted
within the Division of Biological Science in the Graduate School of
Science, Kyoto University. Detailed information is available at the
following web site: http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp.
For inquiries, please contact Takeshi Furuichi (email: