Professor or Associate Professor

    Kyoto University
    Biological sciencesBiology
    Biological sciencesOther
    Environmental science
    Leading Researcher (R4)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    31/03/2021 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Kyoto
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[Explanation of institution (recruitment background, institution details, explanation of project, etc.)]
The research conducted at WRC focuses on endangered large animals from the viewpoints of Mind, Body, Life, Genome, and Health-Longevity. Our three missions are 1) to conduct basic research on endangered and threatened species of wild animals, 2) to integrate different areas of science to create new disciplines applicable to field settings, and 3) to collaborate with zoos, sanctuaries, aquariums, and museums etc., to promote environmental education among youth. Graduate level education is conducted within the Division of Biological Science in the Graduate School of Science. For international graduate student enrolment, WRC's International Course in Primatology and Wildlife Research has an entrance examination in English twice yearly for admission in April and October each year. Detailed information is available at the following web site: http://www.wrc.kyoto-u.ac.jp.

[Job details (duties, subject responsible for, etc.)]
The Wildlife Research Center (WRC) of Kyoto University aims to promote scientific research and education on wild animals, especially endangered large animals. Wildlife Science is a discipline for wildlife conservation based on fieldwork, which contributes to the peaceful coexistence of all living organisms on the planet. WRC is seeking to appoint a suitable candidate to the position of professor or associate professor. The successful candidate is expected to conduct cutting-edge research on wildlife, supervise graduate students, as well as carry out administrative duties.

[Address of work location and other information]
2-24 Tanaka sekiden-Town, Sakyo-Ward, Kyoto 606-8203 JAPAN

[Number of positions]
one position

[Starting date]
October 1st , 2021 or later

More Information


Job Title: Professor or Associate Professor

Salary and fringe benefits: To be determined in accordance with the Kyoto University Regulations Regarding Salaries of Faculty and Staff.

Working hours: A discretionary labor system to be applied. Under this system, the successful applicant will be deemed to have worked for 38 hours and 45 minutes per week or 7 hours and 45 minutes per working day, even if he/she actually has worked more or less (but not zero) than such hours each day. (Standard working hours: 8:30 AM to 5:15 PM)

Holidays: Sundays and Saturdays; Statutory holidays under the Act on National Holidays; Year-end and new year's holidays (December 29 to January 3); Anniversary of Foundation of the University (June 18); and Summer holidays

Social insurance: Eligible for MEXT* mutual aid association membership, employees' pensions, employment insurance, and workers' compensation insurance. *Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Additional comments

We do not disclose any personal information to any third party without reasonable justification. Application documents will not be returned.
The successful candidate will be affiliated with Faculty Consortium of Primatology and Wildlife Science and work at the Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University.
Kyoto University promotes gender equality. As part of the University's measures to promote gender equality, in accordance with the provisions of Article 8 of the Act on Securing Equal Opportunity and Treatment between Men and Women in Employment (Equal Employment Opportunity Law), women will be given priority in the selection process if multiple applications are judged to be equivalent.
To prevent passive smoking, Kyoto University prohibits smoking indoors and outdoors at all campuses except where indicated as designated smoking areas.

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EURAXESS offer ID: 590698
Posting organisation offer ID: D120121521


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