July 21, 2017
To whom it may concern:

Job Vacancy Announcement:
Female Assistant Professor, Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences (RIMS)

The Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences (RIMS) is seeking to appoint a female assistant professor as described in detail below. This gender-specific recruitment is being made in accordance with Article 8, Special Provisions of Measures Pertaining to Women Workers, of the Act on Securing Equal Opportunity and Treatment for Men and Women in Employment, and in accordance with Kyoto University's policy to promote gender equality in the fields of education, research, and employment.

Position: Assistant Professorship (one vacancy)

Location: Faculty Consort of Mathematical Sciences (The Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences [RIMS]), Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa Oiwake-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

Starting date of appointment: March 1, 2018, or later

Qualifications: The applicant must have obtained a Ph.D. by the starting date of the appointment, or must demonstrate comparable ability as a researcher. The position is available to women only.

Area of specialization: Mathematics and mathematical sciences

Business hours: Discretionary labor system, based on 7 hours, 45 minutes per day (8:30-17:15 work schedule with a one-hour break), 38 hours 45 minutes per week. Days off: Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, year-end and New Year holidays, Kyoto University Foundation Day, and summer vacation.

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

Period of employment: Seven years, with the possibility of one three-year extension. If the employment is extended for three years, the employee may be required to give mathematics lectures in Japanese for undergraduates at Kyoto University. Details of the review process for reappointment can be found (in Japanese) at the following URL's:
http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/uni_int/kitei/reiki_honbun/w002RG00000091.html http://www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~kenkyubu/koubo/saininshinsa.pdf

Social Insurance: Appointees will be 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 be provided in either Japanese or English, formatted in either A4 or US letter size, and submitted as PDF files by email:

  1. Curriculum vitae (Sample) (Format)
  2. List of publications
  3. Copies of main papers
  4. Summary of achievements and plans for future research (approx, 3 pages in length)
  5. Names, affiliations, and email addresses of three researchers who are familiar with the applicant's research
  6. At least one letter of reference by any of the researchers listed in item 5. (each letter of reference should be sent by its author to the email account
    < rims.application[at]kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp > and must be received by the deadline. Letters of reference may also be submitted by post, in which case the instructions for application documents submitted by post given below should be followed)

Applications should be sent by email, with the subject line "Job Application," to the following address: rims.application[at]kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp
An email acknowledging receipt of the application will be sent within two days. Applicants who do not receive such an email within two days are requested to contact us by sending an email to the following address (for inquiries):

Applications may be submitted by post, e.g., by means of such services as EMS, DHL, Fedex, provided that they are sent in such a way that the applicant can trace the delivery status of the documents. Applications submitted by post should be enclosed in an envelope marked in red ink: "Application documents for Assistant Professorship". The documents should be sent to the following address: General Affairs Section, Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa Oiwake-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan 606-8502.

Application documents must be received by 5:00 p.m. (JST) on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Application documents will not be returned.

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

No personal information submitted by applicants will be disclosed to third parties without due reason for doing so.

NOTE: This is an English translation of the original Japanese. In the event of any inconsistencies, the Japanese version shall take precedence.

Michio Yamada
Director, RIMS, Kyoto University

Note for Reference:
Act on Securing Equal Opportunity and Treatment for Men and Women in Employment, Article 8: Special Provisions of Measures Pertaining to Women Workers

The preceding three paragraphs shall not preclude employers from taking measures in connection with women workers for the purpose of improving circumstances that impede the securing of equal opportunity and treatment for men and women in employment.