Faculty Positions

Open Faculty Positions

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (www.oist.jp) invites applications for new faculty positions as part of its planned expansion.


Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Sciences

including scientists using theoretical or empirical approaches, and working on any system/geographic region

Marine Science

Including physical and chemical oceanography, marine biogeochemistry, marine biology and ecology, marine microbiology and any other fundamental research topic with relevance to the marine environment



Computational Science

Life Sciences

Applied Science and Engineering



Information and Instructions

Criteria and Conditions

Excellent scholarship and creativity will be the main criteria. 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.

How to Apply

Click the Apply button for the position to begin your application process on the Interfolio Faculty Search service. For more information about how to use Interfolio, visit the Job Applicant's Guide to Interfolio Faculty Search website.

Application documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV and publication list
  3. Research statement
  4. Teaching statement
  5. Three contact references

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

Application Deadline:

August 31, 2018 (EDT)

About OIST

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.

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 (See the Equality and Diversity brochure). These include considerations for hiring and supporting dual career couples, “stop the clock” options for new mothers and fathers, 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.