Faculty Positions in Chemistry

Okinawa, Japan (JP)
Aug 16, 2017
Oct 15, 2017
Field of specialization
Biological, Materials, Organic, Physical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (www.oist.jp) invites applications for at least 2 new faculty positions as part of its planned expansion. Targeted areas for the current search include:


  • Chemical biology
  • Synthetic organic/inorganic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Materials chemistry
  • All areas of chemistry

Applications from strong candidates in other fields may be considered.


OIST seeks applicants with excellent scholarship and creativity. Successful candidates are expected to establish an active program of research, to supervise student research, and to teach in the graduate program. Generous research resources are provided, which may be supplemented with external grants. Appointments will be Tenure-Track or Tenured. Starting date is flexible.

All applications must be submitted online with the following materials:

  1. Letter of intent
  2. CV and publication list
  3. Summary of previous research
  4. Research proposal
  5. Teaching statement
  6. Three publications of note
  7. Names and contact details of 3 referees


Application Deadline: October 15, 2017


OIST offers a world-class research environment with an international research community and opportunities for interdisciplinary research. 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”: https://www.oist.jp/news-center/videos/university-future


OIST is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity of faculty, students, and staff. OIST provides a family-friendly work environment, including a bilingual Child Development Center on campus. Applications from women and other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. See the Gender Equality and Diversity brochure https://groups.oist.jp/sites/default/files/imce/u100221/Equality%20and%20Diversity%28E%29_OIST_Diversity.pdf


Inquiries should be directed to Professor Gordon Arbuthnott, Dean of Faculty Affairs,


To Apply: https://groups.oist.jp/facultypositions