Job Vacancy Announcement: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University

Job Vacancy Announcement

Institution: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Job Title: Program-Specific Assistant Professor (Scientific Research on Innovative Areas)
Opening Date: Nov 13th, 2009
Closing Date: Jan 8th, 2010
Formal Hiring Date: around April, 2010
Job Term: until the end of Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (March 31, 2014)
Salary Range: subject to previous research career (non-negotiable)

1. Job description
Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (KUPRI) is seeking to appoint a suitable candidate to the position of Program-Specific Assistant Professor (Scientific Research on Innovative Areas). The aim of this program is to elucidate neural mechanisms underlying communication abilities through behavioral and neurophysiological studies on human and non-human primates. Prior experience with non-human primates is preferable. The successful candidate is exempt from any administrative jobs and expected to promote the research of primates from a broad perspective.

2. Application procedure
Candidates are requested to submit the following documents in triplicate (copies are acceptable). English or Japanese is acceptable.

(1) CV with detailed account of academic activity and research grant record.
(2) List of academic publications (indicate your top 10) and reprints.
(3) List of non-academic/popular publications and reprints of those most representative of your research.
(4) Summary of research that the candidate has conducted (about 1000 words).
(5) Summary of research that the candidate intends to carry out at KUPRI (about 1000 words).

All documents must arrive by the deadline (Jan 8th, 2010), and should be sent to the following address:

Director, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Inuyama, Aichi 484-8506, JAPAN

3. Selection procedure and feedback to candidates
A committee will be set up at KUPRI to evaluate all candidates, based on the documents submitted. The final decision will be made by all faculty members. Each candidate will be informed of the final decision pertaining to him/herself only.

4. Gender Equality
Kyoto University promotes gender equality.

KUPRI is composed of the following research units: Department of Evolution and Phylogeny, Department of Ecology and Social Behavior, Department of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, the Center for Human Evolution Modeling Research, the Center for International Collaboration and Advanced Studies in Primatology, and Corporate Sponsored Department of Comparative Study of Cognitive Development (funded by Benesse Corp.). Graduate level education is conducted within the Division of Biological Science in the Graduate School of Science. Detailed information is available at the following web site: For inquiries, please contact Katsuki Nakamura(e-mail: