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International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University

Requisition number : IRIDeS31

Tohoku University is currently seeking a faculty position as follows


Faculty Position Assistant Professor
Disaster Psychiatry Research Field,
Disaster Medical Science Division
Specialized Field
IRIDeS is seeking a faculty who has all the following specialties.
1. To facilitate develpment of database covering information regarding effect of desaster on mental and physical condition of affected communities and disaster health response, and conduct disaster health research utilizing contents of the database.
2. To promote a new academic field of disaster science with the idea of disaster management cycle.
Qualification Requirements
The successful candidate must have a doctoral degree (or
Ph.D.) in a related discipline, having a position of an assistant professor at a university, or relevant experience at a research institute, as of April 1st, 2018, in principle.  
Application Documents
Applicants should fill in necessary items in the application forms, which are downloadable from the IRIDeS website:
1. Curriculum vitae and research activities (Form 1-1 and Form 1-2)
2. Past research activities on 2-3 pages of A4 or letter size (Form 2)
3. Statement toward research activities at IRIDeS on two pages of A4 or letter size (Form 3)
4. Reprints of academic papers and/or books: selected 10 files maximum with numbers consistent with the publication list (Form 1-2).  If 10 files include book chapter(s), add a copy of the publication information pages and table of contents proving the applicant’s contribution to the books.
Note 1: Application forms (from1 to 4 above) must be written in English or Japanese.
Note 2: Publication list (Form 1-2) must be categorized as “Peer reviewed journals”, “Conference proceedings”, “Research papers”, “Presentations,” and so on.
Note 3: Three copies of printed application forms (from 1 to 3 above), and one copy of papers or books (5 above) should be submitted.  CD or equivalent device containing digital files of application forms (from 1 to 4 above) and papers or books (5 above) shall be submitted (PDF is desirable).  A CD containing digital files of the documents in PDF or Word format shall be attached.
Note 4: The submitted documents will not be returned to the applicants.
Term of Employment
Starting: April 1, 2018, or later. The term of employment is up until March 31, 2022 and may be extended according to the achievment.
Salary Payment will be made in accordance with the Tohoku University's rules and regulations.
Deadline November 30, 2017 (Thursday), 5:00pm at Japan Standard Time (UTC+9 hours)
Submission of Documents
The printed documents and CD with the digital files should be sent by certification mail to the following address:
Office of International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
Aramaki Aoba 468-1, Sendai, 980-0845 Japan
(Please indicate “Application Materials” on the envelope.)
1st screening: review of the application documents.
2nd screening, if necessary: interviews and presentations in English or Japanese.
Inquiries Inquiries should be mailed to Prof. Hiroaki Tomita at IRIDeS (homita(@)
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