IRIDeS open faculty position (Professor / Associate Professor, Co-creation Center for Disaster Resilience)

2022.09.16 11:45
IRIDeS is currently seeking a faculty position as follows:
Quantifying Disaster Resilience Division
Co-creation Center for Disaster Resilience

Position: Professor / Associate Professor
Research and Education:
  In April 2022, the International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University, founded the "Co-creation Center for Disaster Resilience," which aims to co-create disaster resilience in society (https://irides.tohoku.ac.jp/eng/organization/resilience-center/resilience-center.html ). 
  We seek a scientist to study the impacts of natural hazards, extreme events, and responses to enhance social resilience. The primary purpose of this position is to establish methodologies to quantify "disaster resilience" and clarifies what measures and responses enhance resilience and their effects on society. The work is expected to join the center's flagship project of developing "Disaster Digital Twin.” "Disaster Digital twin" is the fusion of data-interpretation-inference to capture the real physical world from various sensors and simulations, creating a copy (or twin) in the virtual world (on a computer), running simulations with the copied data to find out optimal solutions for enhancing disaster resilience, and provide the insights into the physical world’s policy or decision.
Education: Lectures and supervises undergraduate and graduate students in collaboration with related Graduate Schools at Tohoku University.
Qualification Requirements: 
  Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in Earth Science, Engineering, Information System, Computer Science, or a related field by the appointment date. Candidates are expected to have achieved outstanding research outputs in the research fields mentioned above. In addition, experience in obtaining external funding as a principal investigator and research results in related areas is desirable.
Application: Applicants should fill the necessary items in the application forms, which are downloadable from the links below:
1. Curriculum vitae (Form 1) and research activities (Form 2)
2. Statement about past research activities and experiences (Form 3, less than two pages)
3. Statement about your research plans and contribution to Co-creation Center for Disaster Resilience (Form 4, less than two pages)
4. Reprints of academic papers and books: selected five copies (maximum) consistent with the publication list (Form 2). If the applicant has book chapter(s), add a copy of the publication information pages and table of contents indicating the applicant’s contribution.
- Application forms (designated in items 1 to 3 above) must be written in English. 
- Publication list (Form 2) must be categorized as “Peer-reviewed papers in academic journals,” “Reviewed conference papers and proceedings,” “Reviewed summary of conference papers and proceedings,” “Other papers,” “Books,” “Industry property rights,” “Invited presentations,” and so on. 
- Three copies of printed application forms (designated in Items 1 to 3 above) and one set of the printed five selected papers or books (Item 4 above) should be submitted. Also, a CD, a USB drive, or an equivalent media containing the digital files of application forms (designated in Items 1 to 3 above) and the PDF of five representative papers (Item 4 above) shall be submitted.
- The submitted documents will not be returned to the applicant.
Term of Employment: 
   Starting: March 1, 2023, or later, as early as possible, until 31 March 2027
Salary: Payment will be made by Tohoku University’s rules and regulations.
Deadline: 30 November 2022, 4:00 pm (JST)
Submission of Application Forms:  
   The printed documents and CD with the digital files should be sent by registered mail to:
   Office of International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
    Aramaki Aoba 468-1, Sendai, 980-8572 Japan
    (Please indicate "Application Materials for Co-creation Center" on the envelope.)
   1st screening: Review of the application documents.
   2nd screening (for qualifiers only): Interviews and presentations if needed.
Inquiry: Should you have any questions, please e-mail Prof. Shunichi Koshimura (koshimura<at>irides.tohoku.ac.jp), deputy director of the Co-creation Center for Disaster Resilience, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University.
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