Project Faculty and Researcher Positions in Cybernetic Avatar, VR, Haptics and Human Augmentation

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    Keio University
    Computer scienceInformatics
    EngineeringKnowledge engineering
    TechnologyInformation technology
    Leading Researcher (R4)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    25/01/2021 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Tokyo, Kanagawa
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Keio University Graduate School of Media Design, known as KMD, invites applications from qualified individuals for project (non-tenure-track) faculty positions at the associate, senior assistant or assistant professor rank, and postdoctoral researcher positions.

[Introduction to KMD]
KMD is a graduate program to educate creative global leaders who understand the core creative skills of design, technology, management, and policy in the field of media design. Education will take a practical, hands-on, and global approach to offering various projects grounded in practice by collaborating with international partner institutions and research facilities. The formal languages are both English and Japanese, thus we welcome faculties, researchers, and students with English proficiency.

[Research project overview]
From December 2020, KMD is starting a new research project named “Cybernetic Avatar Technology and Social System Design for Harmonious Co-experience and Collective Ability" directed by Prof. Kouta Minamizawa under the Japanese government's Moonshot R&D Program* Goal #1 "Realization of a society in which human beings can be free from limitations of body, brain, space, and time by 2050."
* Moonshot R&D program description by JST https://www.jst.go.jp/moonshot/en/program/goal1/

In this research project, we aim to develop cybernetic avatar technologies that allow people to take full advantage of their abilities and share variety of skills and experiences of diverse people. Considering the social and ethical issues involved in the mutual utilization of physical skills and experiences, we will design a social system that is in harmony with human and society. By 2050, the inter-distribution of skills and experiences will allow people to link together to produce embodied co-creations, and help realize a society in which everyone can freely engage in physical activities and challenges through cybernetic avatars.

[Address of work location and other information]
The research and education will be conducted mainly in Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan.

[Available positions]
- non-tenure-track Associate, Senior Assistant or Assistant Professor
- Postdoctoral researcher / Engineer / Design Engineer

[Starting date]
The preferred starting date is April 1st, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.

More Information


The salary is commensurate with experience, according to Keio University guidelines. (Health insurance, welfare pension insurance, worker's accident compensation insurance, Commuting allowance are covered. No retirement allowance)

Working hours: Full-time: 40 hours per week. Part-time: Consult with us about the specific work schedule, including concurrent work, side work, and balancing work with personal business.

Contract period: Single year contract, renewable upon mutual agreement (maximum 5 years)

Additional comments

English job title "Senior Assistant Professor" corresponds to Japanese job title "Tokunin-Koshi (Full-time Lecturer)" at Keio University.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Keio University
Tokyo, Kanagawa

EURAXESS offer ID: 592727
Posting organisation offer ID: D120122264


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