Feb.21, 2012

To whom it may concern:

Director, RIMS Kyoto University

Shigefumi Mori


Announcement of Recruitment of Assistant Professors


The Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences (RIMS) announces the recruitment of Assistant Professors as below.

Selection will be done through screening of documents and possibly through interviews. Promising researchers regardless of any nationality are encouraged to apply for the positions.


Assistant Professorship positions: A few vacancies.


Starting date of appointment: As early as possible during the period from July 1, 2012 through April 1, 2013 (both inclusive).


Qualifications: Each applicant must have obtained an M.A. by the starting date of appointment, or must demonstrate comparable ability as a researcher.


Area of specialization: Mathematics and mathematical sciences


Salary and fringe benefits: Based on the salary regulations of the National University Corporation Kyoto University.


Term of employment: Five years. Reappointment may be granted only once. Details on the review process for reappointment are given (in Japanese) at the URL below.



(Added comments in translation: It is desired that applicants be involved in mathematics education in Japanese after reappointment. Therefore a good command of Japanese is required to be reviewed for reappointment.)


Documents to be submitted (Documents in English acceptable. To be on A4 or US letter paper.):

·Curriculum Vitae

·List of publications

·Copies of main articles

·Summary of achievements and plans for future research (about 3 pages long in total).

·The names, affiliations, and email addresses of three researchers who are familiar with the applicant's research.

·One or more letters of reference by the people above. (Letters in English acceptable. Each to be sealed in an envelope by the referee him/herself. To be either submitted together with other documents in one package, or sent separately by simplified registered mail(*). Must arrive by the deadline.)


To be sent to: General Affairs Section, RIMS, Kyoto University, Kyoto, 606-8502, Japan.


"Application documents for Assistant Professorship" should be written in red ink on the envelope, which should be sent by simplified registered mail(*).


(*) In case of sending the document(s) from overseas, a suitable method, including EMS, DHL, Fedex, should be used in such a way that the sender can trace the delivery status by him/herself.


Application Deadline: April 16 (Mon), 2012. Application documents must arrive by the deadline.

Application documents will not be returned.


Inquiries: General Affairs Section, RIMS, Kyoto University,

Tel. 075-753-7202 (or +81-75-753-7202 from overseas).


Kyoto University promotes equal opportunities for women applicants. Women researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.


(NOTE: This is an English translation of a Japanese original, which supersedes the translation in case of any inconsistencies.)