Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (www.oist.jp) invites applications for at least 2 new faculty positions as part of its planned expansion. Targeted areas for the current search include all areas of cell biology, including cellular signaling, structural biology, stem cell biology, developmental biology, immunology, neurobiology, and the biology of cancer and other disease states at the cellular and molecular levels. Applications from strong candidates in other fields may be considered.
OIST seeks applicants with excellent scholarship and creativity. Successful candidates are expected to establish an active program of research, to supervise student research, and to teach in the graduate program. Generous research resources are provided, which may be supplemented with external grants. Appointments will be Tenure-Track or Tenured. Starting date is flexible.
All applications must be submitted online with the following materials:
Letter of intent
CV and publication list
Summary of previous research
Three publications of note
Names and contact details of 3 referees
Application Deadline: October 15, 2017
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. See the video “University of the Future”.
OIST is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity of faculty, students, and staff. OIST provides a family-friendly work environment, including a bilingual Child Development Center on campus. Applications from women and other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. See the Equality and Diversity brochure.
Inquiries should be directed to Professor Gordon Arbuthnott, Dean of Faculty Affairs, email@example.com
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST; see www.oist.jp) is a dynamic new graduate university of science and technology in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The university is located on 85 hectares of protected forestland overlooking beautiful shoreline and coral reefs. The campus is striking architecturally, and the facilities are outstanding (OIST campus video tour). ...There are no academic departments, which facilitates multidisciplinary research. Outstanding resources and equipment are provided and managed to encourage easy access and collaboration. English is the official language of the University, and the university research community is fully international, with more than 50 countries represented. OIST rapidly is gaining recognition in the worldwide academic community as a model for excellence in education and research.
Under the leadership of the newly appointed President, Dr. Peter Gruss, OIST is now embarking on an exciting new stage of growth to double the size of the University by 2023. The Dean for Faculty Affairs will play a key role in this major expansion and will have a unique opportunity to contribute to the growth of a dynamic new university.