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  • Faculty Positions in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Sciences

    Melanie Colón
    • Employer: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
      Location: Okinawa
      Country: Japan
      Last Date to Apply: 08/31/2018
      Open Until Filled: No

    Faculty Positions in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Sciences at OIST

    The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (https://www.oist.jp/) invites applications for at least 2 new faculty positions in ecology, evolution, and related disciplines as part of its planned expansion. Scientists using theoretical or empirical approaches, and working on any system/geographic region will be considered.

    Excellent scholarship and creativity will be the main criteria. We are particularly interested in scholars who complement and extend existing strengths at OIST and have the potential to interact broadly with the interdisciplinary OIST community.

    Successful candidates are expected to establish an active and independent program of research, to supervise Ph.D. students, to teach in the graduate program, and perform service tasks. Generous and sustained research resources will be provided, which may be supplemented with external grants. Appointments will be Tenure-Track or Tenured. Starting date is flexible. There are also Open Faculty Positions advertised in Marine Science at OIST, applications via either route will be shared, please apply only once.

    Applications should include the following: 1. Cover letter with contact details 2. CV and publication list: including one or two sentences describing up to six significant reports 3. Research Statement: summary of previous research (max. 1 page) and research proposal, (max. 2 pages) 4. Teaching Statement (max. 1 page) 5. Contact Reference (3 referees will be approached only if shortlisted)

    Information and instructions regarding application submission: https://groups.oist.jp/facultypositions

    Application Deadline: August 31, 2018 (EDT)

    OIST offers a world-class research environment with an international research community and opportunities for interdisciplinary research. Research and teaching are conducted in English. The campus is situated in a beautiful subtropical setting in Okinawa, Japan, providing opportunities to work on a range of interesting ecosystems on the island and more broadly in the Asia-Pacific region.

    OIST Graduate University is an equal opportunity educator and employer that is actively working to increase the diversity of its faculty, students and staff. OIST has implemented policies designed to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion and a family friendly working environment. These include considerations for hiring and supporting dual career couples, “stop the clock” options for new parents, an on site child care facility for children from 2 months to 6 years of age, and after-school and holiday programs for K-6 children. The University strongly encourages applications from women and other underrepresented groups.

    Inquiries should be directed to Professor Mary Collins, Provost and Dean of Research, faculty-recruiting@oist.jp

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