IRIDeS open faculty position (Associate Professor (fixed-term), Disaster Public Health Lab)

2024.01.17 09:50
IRIDeS is currently seeking a faculty position as follows:
Disaster Public Health Lab,
Disaster Medical Science Division

Position: Associate Professor (fixed-term)
Specialized Fields:
(1) Research and practice using public health methods, which are both qualitative and quantitative, to encourage the public to change their behavior to take disaster risk reduction (DRR) actions by intervening in their life on a large and expansive scale to advance resilience in people and society significantly.
(2) Research and practice to ensure “leaving no one behind” to protect the lives and property of all members of society in the event of a disaster, in line with the principles of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In particular, research and practice on supporting the planning of individual evacuation plans for people with vulnerability in the event of a disaster.
Qualification Requirements: 
(1) In-depth knowledge and interests in DRR and human behavior.
(2) Expertise, communication skills, and research and practice experiences that contribute to developing the above Specialized Fields (1) and (2). Both qualitative and quantitative research skills and achievements.
(3) Communication and collaboration experiences, not only person-to-person but also with different academic fields, governments, media, and citizens in Japan and abroad. At least ten years of research and work experience in Japan and abroad are preferred. Experience in developing countries is preferred. 
(4) Ph.D. is required.
(5) Ability to advance interdisciplinary research and practice in Japan and abroad smoothly, both in Japanese and English.
(6) A career at the time of application as an assistant professor or above or equivalent at a university in Japan or abroad.
Applicants should fill in the necessary items as below in the application forms, which are downloadable from the links below, and send them to the specified address by certification mail.
(1) Curriculum vitae and research activities (Form 1 and Form 2)
(2) Summary of research to date, and research/practice achievements related to the above Specialized Fields 1 and 2 (Form 3, maximum of 2 pages).
(3) Communication and collaboration experience to date with different academic fields, governments, media, and citizens (Form 4, maximum of 2 pages)
(4) Aspirations for future research and practice related to Specialized Fields 1 and 2 (Form 5, less than two pages).
(5) Scholarly papers or books: Number them in correspondence with the list of research achievements and submit up to five copies of representative articles or books. In the case of a multi-authored book, include a copy of the publication data and the table of contents that shows how the applicant contributed.

Note 1: Application Forms from 1 to 5 should be written either in English or Japanese. 
Note 2: Publication list (Form 2) should be categorized as “Books,” “Peer-reviewed papers in academic journals,” “Reviewed conference papers and proceedings,” “Reviewed summary of conference papers and proceedings,” “Other papers,” “Industry property rights,” “Invited speaker,” and so on. 
Note 3: Applicants should submit three copies of printed Application Forms from 1 to 5 and one set of the selected printed papers or books. Please also send a CD, USB drive, or an equivalent media containing the digital files of Application Forms from 1 to 5 and the selected academic papers or books, preferably in PDF format.
Note 4: The submitted documents will not be returned to the applicants.
Term of Employment: Starting: April 1, 2024, or later (5-year term)
Salary: Salary: Payment will be made in accordance with the Tohoku University’s rules and regulations. Annual salary system.
Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2024, 5:00 pm at Japan Standard Time (UTC + 9 hours)
Submission of Application Forms:  
Applicants should send the printed documents and media such as CD or USB drive with the digital files by certification mail to the following address:
  Office of International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
  Aramaki Aoba 468-1, Sendai, 980-8572 Japan
  (Please indicate “Application Materials” on the envelope.)
First screening: review of the application documents.
Second screening, if necessary: interviews and presentations in English or Japanese.
Inquiries should be mailed to Prof. Shinichi Kuriyama at IRIDeS (shinichi.kuriyama.e6<at>tohoku.ac.jp ) Change<at> into @.
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