Position Announcements

Faculty position in Marine Sciences

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (http://www.oist.jp) invites applications for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the fields of Oceanography or Marine Biology.

This is an excellent opportunity for a junior scientist to establish an independent research group and play a central role building the marine science program at OIST. OIST emphasizes integrative research based on strong core research areas, and thus applicants with interdisciplinary interests are strongly encouraged to apply.

The university is located in Okinawa, a subtropical island famous for its distinctive culture and stunning marine environment. Nearby ecosystems offer excellent opportunities for marine research, including adjacent coral reefs, coastal and intertidal habitats, active hydrothermal vents in the Okinawa trough, and the deep-sea environment of the Ryukyus trench.
OIST has 46 faculty members and over 200 researchers, with opportunities for collaboration in a wide range of fields including life sciences, physical sciences and computational sciences. The campus has an extensive array of state-of-the-art instrumentation, which is managed so as to encourage easy access and collaborative research.

Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent degree, and have demonstrated excellence and imagination in research. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an internationally-recognized research program, to contribute to the teaching and supervision of graduate students, and to participate in the academic life and governance of OIST.

Generous institutional support will be provided, including startup costs, researcher salaries, operating costs and space in striking new laboratory buildings.

OIST is an English-language graduate university, offering a world-class research environment in an area of distinctive culture, unique ecology, and outstanding natural beauty. The research community is highly international, with faculty, staff and students drawn from over 30 different countries. Attractive housing, after-school programs, and child care in a specially designed Child Development Center, are all available on campus.

OIST Graduate University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.

We strongly encourage women and minority candidates to apply.
More details regarding the advantages of working at OIST, and instructions on how to apply are available from https://groups.oist.jp/facultypositions.

For more information about this position, please contact the search committee at
marine-search@oist.jp. Applications will be reviewed starting April 15, 2013, with the position remaining open until filled.