Open Faculty Positions

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


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

The deadline has been extended from Oct 15.

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

Other Fields

Applications are no longer being accepted for each of the following fields because the deadline has passed.

August 31 Deadline (passed):

  • Computer Science
  • Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Science
  • Marine Science

September 15 Deadline (passed):

  • Physics
  • Neuroscience

September 30 Deadline (passed):

  • Chemistry
  • Life Sciences

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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*

*You will be asked to enter your referees' contact information on Interfolio if you are applying to Chemistry, Computer Science, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics and Materials Science. Your referees will receive a link to upload a letter to the website.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Milind Purohit, Dean of Faculty Affairs at

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.