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

Requisition number : IRIDeS44

Tohoku University is currently seeking to fill the following position:


 Faculty Position Assistant Professor
Disaster Medical Science Division
Disaster Psychiatry Research Field
 Specialized Field
IRIDeS is seeking a faculty who has all the following specialties.
1. To facilitate researches to elucidate the effect of disaster on mental and physical condition of affected communities and to improve policies and technologies for disaster health response.
2. To contribute to the development of multidisciplinary research field of disaster science with the idea of disaster management cycle.
 Qualification   Requirements
The successful candidate must have a doctoral degree in a related discipline, having a position of an assistant professor at a university, or equivalent experience at a research institute, as of November 1st, 2019. 
Applicants should fill in necessary items in the application forms, which are downloadable from the IRIDeS website:
1. Curriculum vitae (Form 1)
2. Publication list/Research activities (Form 2)
3. Past research activities on 2-3 pages of A4 or letter size (Form 3)
3. Statement toward research activities at IRIDeS on two pages of A4 or letter size (Form 4)
4. Reprints of academic papers and/or books: selected 5 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: November 1, 2019, or later. The term of employment is up until March 31, 2022.
Payment will be made in accordance with the Tohoku University’s rules and regulations.
 Deadline September 30, 2019 (Monday), 5:00pm at Japan Standard Time (UTC + 9 hours)
 Submission of   Application   Forms
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 should be mailed to Prof. Eiichi Kodama at IRIDeS (kodama515(@)


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