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From: Dr. Hirohisa HIRAI
Director, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University

Job Vacancy Announcement

Institution: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Project: Hominoid Cognition Project
Job Title: Program-Specific Assistant Professor
Opening Date: July 10th, 2013
Closing Date: October 7th, 2013
Formal Hiring Date: Around January 1st, 2014
Job Term: For about 4 years till March 31st, 2018
Salary Range: subject to previous research career (non-negotiable)


1. Job description

Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (KUPRI) is seeking to appoint suitable candidate to the position of Program-Specific Assistant Professor for the “Hominid Cognition Project”. The project aims to utilize group cages with computerized equipment to test the cognitive functions of the three hominid species (humans, chimpanzees, and bonobos) in the same test setting at the Kumamoto Sanctuary (KS) of Kyoto University. Please visit the following web site for the details of KS:
http://www.wrc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/kumasan/indexE.html. The successful candidate is exempt from any administrative jobs.


2. Application procedure

Candidates are requested to submit the following documents in triplicate (copies are acceptable). English or Japanese is acceptable.

(1) CV with detailed account of academic activity and research grant record.
(2) List of academic publications and reprints.
(3) List of non-academic/popular publications and reprints of those most representative of your research.
(4) Summary of research that the candidate has conducted (about 1000 words).
(5) Summary of research that the candidate intends to carry out at KUPRI (about 1000 words).

All documents must arrive by the deadline (October 7th, 2013), and should be sent to the following address:

Dr. Hirohisa HIRAI
Director, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Inuyama, Aichi 484-8506, JAPAN
《Job application : “Hominid Cognition Project”》


3. Selection procedure and feedback to candidates

A committee will be set up at KUPRI to evaluate all candidates, based on the documents submitted. The final decision will be made by all faculty members. Each candidate will be informed of the final decision pertaining to him/herself only.


4. Gender equality
Kyoto University promotes gender equality.

KUPRI is composed of the following research units: Department of Evolution and Phylogeny, Department of Ecology and Social Behavior, Department of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, the Center for Human Evolution Modeling Research, the Center for International Collaboration and Advanced Studies in Primatology, the Corporate Sponsored Department of Chimpanzee Research (funded by Hayashibara Co. Ltd.), Hominid Cognition Project, and Long-term Field Study Project. Graduate level education is conducted within the Division of Biological Science in the Graduate School of Science. Detailed information is available at the following web site: http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp.
For inquiries, please contact Tetsuro Matsuzawa (e-mail: matsuzaw@pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp)