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

Job Vacancy Announcement

Institution: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Section: Language and Intelligence Section
Job Title: Program-Specific Assistant Professor (Specially Promoted Research), 2 positions

Opening Date: August 10th, 2012
Closing Date: October 5th, 2012
Formal Hiring Date: Around January 1st, 2013
Job Term: For about 4 years till March 31st, 2017
Salary Range: subject to previous research career (non-negotiable)

1. Job description

Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University (KUPRI) is seeking to appoint two suitable candidates to the positions of Program-Specific Assistant Professor in the Language and Intelligence Section (Specially Promoted Research). This section promotes the grant-in-aid for specially promoted research titled “Cross-generational transmission of knowledge and technology in primates” by comparing humans and nonhuman primates. One position is for the job in the Primate Research Institute in Inuyama to promote the reproduction of the next generation of chimpanzees and to study the cognitive development of infants and the care-giving by older adults, such as grandmothers. Another position is for the job in the Kumamoto Sanctuary of Wildlife Research Center in Kumamoto to promote the study of animal welfare and enrichment of chimpanzees and bonobos. The successful candidates are exempt from any administrative jobs and are expected to promote the research. The applicants can apply for either position in Inuyama or Kumamoto, but not both. Please specify which position you are applying for.

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 5th, 2012), and should be sent to the following address:

Dr. Hirohisa HIRAI
Director, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Inuyama, Aichi 484-8506, JAPAN
《Job application : Assistant Professor, Language and Intelligence Section (either Inuyama or Kuamamoto)》

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, and the Center for International Collaboration and Advanced Studies in Primatology. 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:)