Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST https://www.oist.jp) invites applications for at least 2 new faculty positions in ecology, evolution, and environmental sciences as part of its planned expansion. Scientists using theoretical or empirical approaches, and working on any system/geographic region will be considered.
Excellent scholarship and creativity are the main criteria. We are particularly interested in scholars who complement and extend existing strengths at OIST and have the potential to interact broadly with the interdisciplinary OIST community. In addition, successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in research and education.
Successful candidates are expected to establish an active and independent program of research, to supervise Ph.D. students, to teach in the graduate program, and perform university services as required. Generous research resources will be provided, which may be supplemented with external grants. Appointments will be Tenure-Track or Tenured. Starting date is flexible. There are also Open Faculty Positions advertised in Marine Science at OIST, applications via either route will be shared, please apply only once.
Other open faculty positions in 8 other areas can be viewed at https://groups.oist.jp/facultypositions, as well.
Applications should include the following: 1. Cover Letter with contact details 2. CV and Publication List: including one or two sentences describing up to six significant reports 3. Research Statement: summary of previous research (max. 1 page) and a research proposal (max. 2 pages) 4. Teaching Statement (max. 1 page) 5. Contact Reference (3 referees will be approached only if shortlisted)
Information and instructions regarding application submission: https://groups.oist.jp/facultypositions
Application Deadline: August 31, 2018 (EDT)
OIST offers a world-class research environment with an international research community and opportunities for interdisciplinary research. Research and teaching are conducted in English. The campus is situated in a beautiful subtropical setting in Okinawa, Japan, providing opportunities to work on a range of interesting ecosystems on the island and more broadly in the Asia-Pacific region.
OIST Graduate University is an equal opportunity educator and employer that is actively working to increase the diversity of its faculty, students and staff. OIST has implemented policies designed to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion and a family friendly working environment (See the Equality and Diversity brochure). These include considerations for hiring and supporting dual career couples, “stop the clock” options for new parents, an on site child care facility for children from 2 months to 6 years of age, and after-school and holiday programs for K-6 children. The University strongly encourages applications from women and other underrepresented groups.
Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Milind Purohit, Dean of Faculty Affairs, email@example.com
English is the language of instruction and research at OIST.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST; https://groups.oist.jp/facultypositions/learn-about-oist) is a dynamic new graduate university of science and technology in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. It is a graduate school only university with fully supported 5-year PhD programs. OIST is located on 85 hectares of protected forestland overlooking beautiful shoreline and coral reefs. University has no academic departments, which facilitates multidisciplinary research. Generous research funds and outstanding research facilities are provided and managed to encourage easy access and collaboration. English is the official language of the University. The university research community is very international, with more than 60 countries represented.
There are currently 57 independent faculty research units, with a plan to expand to 100 units by 2023. In 2018, we plan to recruit faculty in nine disciplines including Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Sciences, Marine Science, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Life Sciences, Engineering and Applied Science, Physics and Materials Science, and Chemistry (https://groups.oist.jp/facultypositions). In ad...dition, there are openings for postdoctoral scholars and staff scientists (https://www.oist.jp/careers).