Associate Professor Position in the Research Section of Regional Water Environment System

Kyoto University

Kyoto, Japan 🇯🇵

Data numberD122101295
Date of publication2022/10/19
Date of update2022/10/19
TitleAssociate Professor Position in the Research Section of Regional Water Environment System
InstitutionKyoto University
URL of institution or department
DepartmentDisaster Prevention Research Institute
Institution typeNational university
Content of job information[Job description]
The appointed associate professor is required to promote research that contributes to the refinement of integrated water resource management models, such as the improvement of soil hydrological processes based on deep understanding of air-land water and heat exchange processes and numerical methods, the identification of surface parameters using data assimilation, and runoff bias correction for highly accurate real-time prediction of the water cycle from high water to low water, as well as drought monitoring. The candidate is also expected to conduct innovative research on future climate projection that takes into account human activities such as urbanization and irrigation. In addition, the candidate will have responsibility for education in the Department of Urban Management, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University.

Water Resources Research Center, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan.

[Available position]
Associate Professor

[Anticipated starting date]
As soon as possible after the selection.

[Probation period]
6 months
Research field1.AreaEngineeringDisciplineCivil engineering2.AreaMathematical and physical sciencesDisciplineEarth and planetary science
Job type1.Associate Professor/Lecturer (full-time) level
Employment statusFull-time(Tenured)
Work locationKinki district – Kyoto 
Qualifications[Required qualification]
The candidate must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and be proficient in Japanese.
Compensation[Working time]
Discretionary labor system (standard working hours: 7 hours 45 minutes per day, 38 hours 45 minutes per week)
Days off: Saturdays, Sundays, Statutory holidays under the Act on National Holidays, Year-end and New Year’s holidays, Anniversary of Foundation of the University, and summer holidays.

[Salary and Allowance]
To be determined in accordance with Kyoto University regulations.

[Social insurance]
(1) National Public Service Mutual Aid Associations, (2) Employee’s pension insurance, (3) Unemployment insurance, and (4) Worker’s accident insurance
Application period2022/12/19 Deadline for receipt
Deadline: December 19th, 2022 by 5:00 pm (JST)
/notification of result
/contact details
[Application method]
Applicants should prepare the following materials:
(1) Curriculum vitae
(2) List of publications (divided clearly into refereed journal papers and others)
(3) Copies of five relevant papers
(4) Brief summary of research and related contributions (up to two A4 pages)
(5) Statement of research plans (up to three A4 pages, including figures)
(6) Recommendation letter(s) or names and contact information of two references (include addresses, fax numbers, and e-mail addresses)

The complete application package must arrive by the deadline of 17:00 JST, December 19th, 2022 at the following address:

Selection Committee for Regional Water Environment System Associate Professor
Administrative Office, Uji Campus,
Kyoto University
Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 JAPAN

Applicants must send the package by registered mail or direct submission. Applicants are not allowed to submit it by e-mail or through internet.

[Contact details]
For inquiries, you can send e-mail to apply_staff ‘at’ (replace ‘at’ with @)
For more information about DPRI, see
Attached documents1.Associate Professor Position in the Research Section of Regional Water Environment System, DPRI_20221017.pdf
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Additional information(1)The university will not return your application documents.
Personal information contained in the application documents will be used solely for the purpose of screening applicants and never for any other purposes.
(2)Kyoto University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications regardless of gender or disability.
The university is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.
(3)Performance during maternity/childcare leave will be considered equivalent to performance before and after the leave period.
(4)The university prohibits smoking in all campus buildings except in designated outside smoking areas for the purpose of preventing the adverse health effects of second-hand smoke.
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