Open Faculty Positions in Physics and Materials Science, Okinawa, Japan

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Deadline:  2018-09-15

Location:  Okinawa, Japan

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University ( invites applications for at least 3 new faculty positions in Physics and Materials Science, as part of its planned expansion of the University. All areas of Physics and Materials Science will be considered; areas of current interest include, but are not limited to: biophysics, gravitation, cosmology and astrophysics, quantum information, quantum matter, quantum technologies, soft matter, statistical physics, and ultrafast optical spectroscopy. In general, our focus is on attracting outstanding scholars, irrespective of any particular area of specialization.

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.

Applications should include the following:
1. Cover Letter with contact details
2. CV and Publication List: select up to 6 significant publications, include 1-2 sentences to describe each publication
3. Research Statement: summary of previous research (max. 1 page) and a research proposal (including a short title of your research; max. 2 pages)
4. Teaching Statement (max. 1 page)
5. Confidential Letter of Recommendation or Evaluation (3 referees)

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 at 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.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Milind Purohit, Dean of Faculty Affairs, faculty-recruiting[AT]