Open Faculty Positions

The application deadline for Open Faculty Positions has passed.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the application by the end of July. Thank you for your patience while you wait for the email.



Targeted Areas

Applications were invited in, but not limited to, the following Targeted Areas.

Quantum Information Science and Engineering

Including quantum computation, quantum cryptography, cyber security, quantum optics


Artificial Intelligence

Including machine learning, data science, smart machines


Molecular and Cell Biology

Including organoids, synthetic biology



Suitably qualified applicants for other science and technology fields should also apply as “Any other field” regardless of the subject area.


Application Details and Process

Excellent scholarship and creativity are the main criteria for appointment.

Successful candidates are expected to establish an active and independent research program, supervise Ph.D. students, teach graduate courses, and perform university services as required.

Appointments will be Tenure-Track or Tenured. The starting date is negotiable.

Application documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV including publication list
  3. Research statement
  4. Teaching statement
  5. Summaries of up to three major publications
  6. Three reference letters

Accepting applications from March 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021 (Eastern Time)

About OIST

OIST offers a world-class research environment with an international research community and opportunities for interdisciplinary research, with currently 81 Research Units and no departmental boundaries (

Each faculty will run an independent Research Unit with generous internal funding, including funds for several research staff. OIST provides cutting-edge core research facilities, including imaging, sequencing, instrumentation, nanofabrication, and high-performance computing, with dedicated support staff.

Research and teaching are conducted in English. The campus is situated in a beautiful subtropical setting in Okinawa, Japan. See the video “University of the Future”.

We are an equal opportunity educator and employer, and are working actively toward increasing the diversity of our faculty, students, and staff. We have implemented policies to promote a diverse, inclusive, and family-friendly culture. These include supporting dual career couples, gender neutral facilities, “stop the clock” options, and an on-site childcare facility.

The University strongly encourages applications from women and other underrepresented groups.


Dr. Milind Purohit
Dean of Faculty Affairs