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.

Suitably qualified applicants for other fields of science and technology should also apply. These applicants are requested to apply through the Marine Science portal, regardless of subject area.

Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Sciences

Scientists using theoretical and empirical approaches, and those working on any system/geographic region are welcome to apply.
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Deadline: Aug 31

Marine Science

Targeted areas include: physical and chemical oceanography, marine biogeochemistry, marine biology and ecology, marine microbiology and any other fundamental research topic with relevance to the marine environment.
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Deadline: Aug 31

Mathematics

As a part of an effort to create an internationally renowned group in the mathematical sciences, OIST invites applications for at least two tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in Pure Mathematics.
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Deadline: Nov 30

Neuroscience

Targeted areas include but not limited to: cellular, synaptic and molecular neuroscience and behavioral, cognitive and human neuroscience.
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Deadline: Aug 31

Computer Science

Targeted areas include but not limited to: data science, machine learning, and next-generation computing.
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Deadline: Aug 31

Life Sciences

Targeted areas include but not limited to: aging, cancer biology, developmental biology, disease models, epigenomics, host-microbe interaction, immunology, organoids, and synthetic biology.
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Deadline: Sep 30

Engineering and Applied Science

Targeted areas include but not limited to: complex systems at the micro-bio-nano interface; energy systems; mechanobiology; multi-scale and multi-physics computational mechanics; nonlinear dynamics and control; and novel manufacturing techniques.
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Deadline: Nov 30

Physics and Materials Science

Targeted areas include but not limited to: biophysics, gravitation, cosmology and astrophysics, quantum information, quantum matter, quantum technologies, soft matter, statistical physics, and ultrafast optical spectroscopy.
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Deadline: Sep 15

Chemistry

Targeted areas include but not limited to: theoretical and computational chemistry, physical chemistry, electrochemistry, organic chemistry, materials and polymer chemistry, inorganic chemistry, chemical biology and biochemistry.
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Deadline: Sep 30

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Information and Instructions

Criteria and Conditions

Excellent scholarship and creativity are 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. In addition, successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in research and education.

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 university services as required. Generous 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 Dr. Milind Purohit, Dean of Faculty Affairs at faculty-recruiting@oist.jp.

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 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.