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Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Inuyama, Aichi 484-8506, JAPAN
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From: Dr. Takakazu YUMOTO
Chair, Faculty Consort of Primatology and Wildlife Science, Kyoto University
Director, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University

Job Vacancy Announcement

Institution: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (KUPRI)
Department: Department of Cognitive Science
Section: Language and Intelligence Section
Job Title: Associate Professor (tenured)
Opening Date: July 15, 2016
Closing Date: September 30, 2016
Formal Hiring Date: April 2017
Salary Range: Subject to previous research career (non-negotiable)

1. Job description
Faculty Consort of Primatology and Wildlife Science is seeking to appoint a suitable candidate to the position of associate professor in the Language and Intelligence Section, Department of Cognitive Science, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (KUPRI). The department is conducting interdisciplinary research in human and nonhuman primates for understanding the evolutionary origin of human minds and behavior. The Language and Intelligence Section aims to conduct research on primate intelligence from the standpoint of comparative cognitive science, mainly studying chimpanzees. Prior experience with primates is not essential. The successful applicant is also expected to promote primate research from a broad perspective, to teach and supervise graduate students, and to contribute to administration of the institute.

2. Application procedure
Candidates are requested to submit the following documents. An application written in either English or Japanese is acceptable.

(1) CV
(2) Detailed account of academic activity and research grant records
(3) List of academic publications (with indication of your top 5 articles) and PDF files of these 5 articles
(4) List of non-academic/general readership publications
(5) Summary of research that the candidate has conducted (about 1000 words).
(6) Summary of research that the candidate intends to carry out at KUPRI (about 1000 words).

All documents in PDF format must arrive by the deadline (17:00 in Japanese Standard Time on September 30, 2016), and should be sent to the following e-mail address with the title “Language and Intelligence Section Associate Professor”:
job_apply[at]pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp (please change [at] to @)

3. Selection procedure and feedback to candidates
A committee will be set up at the Faculty Consort to evaluate all candidates, based on the documents submitted. There might be an interview by faculty members. The final decision will be made by all members of the Faculty Consort. Each candidate will be informed of the final decision pertaining to him/herself only.

4. Gender equality
Kyoto University is promoting gender equality.

KUPRI is composed of the following research units: Department of Evolution and Phylogeny, Department of Ecology and Social Behavior, Department of Cognitive Science, Department of Neuroscience, Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Center for Human Evolution Modeling Research, Center for International Collaboration and Advanced Studies in Primatology, Endowed Research Section [Department of Chimpanzee Research (Hayashibara)], and Endowed Research Section [Department of Wildlife Science Research (Nagoya Railroad Co., Ltd)]. 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 Masaki TOMONAGA, e-mail: tomonaga.masaki.4m[at]kyoto-u.ac.jp
(please change [at] to @)