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Tenure-Track/Tenured Faculty Positions in Mathematics
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate School

Date Posted Jun. 19, 2018
Title Tenure-Track/Tenured Faculty Positions in Mathematics
University Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate School
Department Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate School, Japan
Application Deadline Oct. 15, 2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Onna Village, Okinawa
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Mathematics/Applied Mathematics

As a part of an effort to create an internationally renowned group in the mathematical sciences, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) invites applications for at least two tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in Pure Mathematics. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in mathematics and scholarly accomplishments appropriate to those of a faculty member at a research-intensive university. Positions will have flexible starting dates in summer 2019 or later. Matters of rank and salary will be decided commensurate with qualifications. The standard teaching load at OIST is one semester-long graduate course per year. OIST provides faculty members with funding for postdoctoral scholars, travel, visitors, and for organizing conferences and workshops held at OIST.

Successful candidates are expected to establish an active and independent program of research, to supervise Ph.D. students, to teach in the graduate program, and perform service tasks.

OIST is a research institution with a Ph.D. program and is beautifully situated on the tropical island of Okinawa, Japan. Both our graduate student body as well as faculty are outstanding and very international in composition. OIST is an institution with no departments, aiming to eliminate barriers between people working in different fields.

Applications should include the followings:

1. Cover letter with contact details
2. CV and publication list, including one or two sentences describing up to six significant reports
3. Research Statement: summary of previous research (max 1 page) and research proposal (max 2 pages)
4. Teaching Statement (max 1 page)
5. Confidential Letter of Recommendation or Evaluation (3 reference letters)

Application Deadline: October 15, 2018 (EDT)

Applications are strongly encouraged by August 31, 2018.

Inquiries should be directed to Professor Milind Purohit, Dean of Faculty Affairs,

  • OIST Graduate University is an equal opportunity educator and employer that is actively working to increase the diversity of its faculty, students and staff. OIST has implemented policies designed to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion and a family friendly working environment (See the Equality and Diversity brochure These include considerations for hiring and supporting dual career couples, "stop the clock" options for new mothers and fathers, an on site child care facility for children from 2 months to 6 years of age, and after-school and holiday programs for K-6 children. The University strongly encourages applications from women and other underrepresented groups.

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