Job Openings: All Academic Fields, Hakubi Researcher Kyoto University

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Institution: Kyoto University, Hakubi Center for Advanced Research
Location:       Japan
Position:       Associate Professors and Assistant Professors in all fields

Kyoto University Hakubi Center for Advanced Research is recruiting program-specific faculty members (associate professor/assistant professor under the annual salary system) and supports their research activities on themes of their own choices, so as to develop visionary researchers who will pioneer new paths in their respective academic fields. Kyoto University calls for applicants for AY 2013 as described below.

Target Research Areas
Research programs in every range of basic and applied studies in all academic fields, from the humanities, to social and natural sciences.

Eligibility
Researchers with a doctorate degree (or equivalent research abilities). All nationalities are accepted.

Employment
Up to 20 applicants will be appointed as program-specific faculty members (associate professor or assistant professor with an annual salary).

In principle, the term of appointment will begin on April 1, 2014.
The term can be adjusted, however, according to the requirements of individual researchers.

Employment Conditions Selected applicants will be appointed as program-specific full-time faculty members (associate professor or assistant professor with an annual salary under limited-term contracts,) in compliance with the Rules of Employment for Fixed-Term Program-Specific Faculty Members. Although their period of service will be five years in principle, it may not extend over more than five academic years. These individuals will be referred to by the title of “Kyoto University Hakubi researcher” in recognition of their excellent research abilities to pioneer a new path in their respective academic fields.

Affiliation
To implement the Kyoto University Hakubi Project to Foster and Support Young Researchers, the university has established the Hakubi Center for Advanced Research, Kyoto University to which Hakubi researchers are affiliated.

Screening Method
Primary screening: An expert committee at the Hakubi Center for Advanced Research, Kyoto University from their respective academic fields will examine application documents, focusing on academic achievements and research plans.

Secondary screening: The Hakuraku Council under the Hakubi Center for Advanced Research, Kyoto University will conduct interviews. In addition to applicants’ academic achievements, the Council will evaluate their potential to become leading figures in the future global academic community. An additional interview will be carried by the President of Kyoto University or other individuals of similar standing.

Third screening: The Steering Committee of the Hakubi Center for Advanced Research, Kyoto University will make the final decision as to who is accepted as Hakubi researcher, considering the results of interviews held by the Hakuraku Council, etc.

To Apply
1) Register the applicant’s information using the form available on  the website below.
2) When your online registration is completed successfully, you will receive an automatic acknowledgement (or confirmation) e-mail.
3) Upload your proposal for the Kyoto University Hakubi Project to Foster and Support Young Researchers on the website notified in the acknowledgement e-mail of the online registration.
4) Applications will be accepted only after the online registration is completed and the proposal is uploaded. Please note that both conditions must be fulfilled for evaluations to be made.
(Registration form)
http://www.hakubi.kyoto-u.ac.jp/eng/04_rec/h25/bos.html

Deadline
We must receive all necessary documents (online registration and uploaded proposal) by the dates and times as following:

Deadline for online registration:
13:00 (Japan time), Wednesday May 1 , 2013

Deadline for upload of proposal
13:00 (Japan time), Wednesday May 8, 2013

Contact:
To obtain further information, please contact us either by e-mail or facsimile. Inquiries will not be accepted by phone.

The Hakubi Center for Advanced Research, Kyoto University
E-mail: hakubi@mail.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp
FAX: +81-75-753-5310

Website:        http://www.hakubi.kyoto-u.ac.jp/eng/04_rec/index.html

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