Open Faculty Positions

Faculty applications are no longer accepted as of 9:00 JST on November 17th.

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University invites applications for at least 7 new faculty members. Research areas include Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Ecology and Environmental Science, Marine Science, Mathematics, Neuroscience, and Physics. Appointments will be made as Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Tenured Associate Professor, and Tenured Professor. This is part of a plan to hire 50 new faculty members by 2023.

We seek applicants with outstanding scholarship, creativity, and interdisciplinary interests. Successful candidates will be offered research resources and competitive salaries. 

OIST Graduate University is an equal opportunity educator and employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, students and staff by having proactive policies in place. We provide a family-friendly working environment, including a bilingual child development center on campus.  Applications from women and other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. See the Gender Equality Division website.

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Application Deadline

Completed application and all supporting documents should be uploaded by no later than November 15th, 2015.

What Happens after Submission

When you successfully submit an online application for a faculty position at OIST, you will receive an automatically-generated email receipt confirming receipt of your application. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please contact

  • OIST Search Committees will assess the merits of each application and shortlist applicants for interview.
  • Interviews will be held on the OIST campus from January to March 2016.
  • OIST will contact your references for letters of recommendation.  
  • All applicants will be notified of the status of their applications within three months of the date of receipt.

If your application is successful, the information you have provided will form part of OIST’s Human Resources records. If unsuccessful, your information will be retained for up to 12 months and then destroyed.

Contact and Inquiries

If you have inquiries about submitting your application or questions about faculty positions at OIST, please contact