Announcement of Recruitment of Assistant Professors,
Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences (RIMS)

November 20, 2018
To whom it may concern:

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: April 1, 2019, or later.

Qualifications: Each applicant must have obtained a Ph.D. by the starting date of the appointment, or must demonstrate comparable ability as a researcher. (It is planned that an employed applicant should be actively engaged in educational activities during the three-year term of reappointment. Therefore, he/she must be able to conduct classes in Japanese during the term of reappointment.)

Area of specialization: Mathematics and mathematical sciences

Salary and fringe benefits: Based on Kyoto University Regulations Regarding Salaries of Faculty and Staff

Term of employment: Seven years. Reappointment may be granted only once. Term of employment under the reappointment is three years. Details on the review process for reappointment are given (in Japanese) at the URL below.
http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/uni_int/kitei/reiki_honbun/w002RG00000091.html
http://www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~kenkyubu/koubo/saininshinsa.pdf

Probation period: 6 months(The probation period shall be included in the total length of tenure.)

Working Conditions: Working hours: 38 hours 45 minutes per week under the flexible-hours system. Days off: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, Year-end and New Year holidays, Foundation Day, and summer vacation.

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

The following documents should preferably be sent as PDF files by email. They should be in Japanese or English on A4 or US letter format.

  1. Curriculum Vitae.(Sample) (Format (another format is accepted))
  2. List of publications.
  3. Copies of main articles.
  4. Summary of achievements and plans for future research of about 3 pages long in total.
  5. The names, affiliations, and email addresses of three researchers who are familiar with the applicant's research.
  6. One or more letters of reference by the people among the list above. Each letter of reference should be sent by the referee him/herself to the email account and must be received by the deadline. (If a referee still prefers to send the letter of reference by mail, he/she should follow the instruction for application documents below.)
Applications should be sent by email to the account for application , and should be titled “Job Application”. In response to each Job application email, an email acknowledging receipt is to be sent within two days. If an applicant does not receive an email of receipt within two days, he/she is asked to contact the email account for inquiry.

If an applicant still prefers to send the documents by mail, a suitable method should be used, including EMS, DHL, Fedex, in such a way that the sender can trace the delivery status by him/herself. "Application documents for Assistant Professorship" should be written in red ink on the envelope, which should be sent to the address: General Affairs Section, Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University, Shirakawa-Oiwake-town, Sakyo-ward, Kyoto-city, Kyoto, Japan 606-8502

Application documents must be received by Wednesday, 26 December 2018, 5:00 p.m. (JST). Application documents will not be returned.

Inquiries should be made at General Affairs Section, RIMS, Kyoto University by email or by FAX (Email : rims.recruitment [at]kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp Fax. +81-75-753-7272).

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

We do not disclose any personal information to any third party without a reasonable excuse.

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