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Faculty positions at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

  • Closing date: 30 Apr 2021
  • Japan | Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
  • Date posted: 01 Mar 2021
  • Job type: Academic: faculty
  • Disciplines: Quantum science & technology  | Optics, lasers & photonics 

Applications are invited in, but not limited to, the following targeted areas

Quantum information science and engineering, including:

  • Quantum computation.
  • Quantum cryptography.
  • Cyber security.
  • Quantum optics.

Artificial intelligence, including:

  • Machine learning.
  • Data science.
  • Smart machines.

Molecular and cell biology, including:

  • Organoids.
  • Synthetic biology.

Suitably qualified applicants for other science and technology fields should also apply as “Any other field” regardless of the subject area.

Excellent scholarship and creativity are the main criteria for appointment. Successful candidates are expected to establish an active and independent research program, supervise PhD students, teach graduate courses, and perform university services as required. Appointments will be tenure-track or tenured. The starting date is negotiable.

Application documents

  • Cover letter.
  • CV including publication list.
  • Research statement.
  • Teaching statement.
  • Summaries of up to three major publications.
  • Three reference letters.

Application deadline: April 30, 2021 (Eastern Time).

Instructions regarding application submission:

OIST offers a world-class research environment with an international research community and opportunities for interdisciplinary research, with currently 81 research units and no departmental boundaries ( Each faculty will run an independent research unit with generous internal funding, including funds for several research staff. OIST provides cutting-edge core research facilities, including imaging, sequencing, instrumentation, nanofabrication, and high-performance computing, with dedicated support staff.

Research and teaching are conducted in English. The campus is situated in a beautiful subtropical setting in Okinawa, Japan. See the video “University of the Future”: We are an equal opportunity educator and employer, and are working actively toward increasing the diversity of our faculty, students, and staff. We have implemented policies to promote a diverse, inclusive, and family-friendly culture. These include supporting dual career couples, gender neutral facilities, “stop the clock” options, and an on-site childcare facility. The university strongly encourages applications from women and other underrepresented groups.


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