Open Faculty Positions in Chemistry

Onna-son, Okinawa Japan (JP)
Aug 06, 2018
Oct 01, 2018
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Polymers
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University ( invites applications for at least 2 new faculty positions as part of its planned expansion. Appointments will be made as tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in the broad discipline of chemistry. The areas of interest include, but are not limited to: theoretical and computational chemistry, physical chemistry, electrochemistry, organic chemistry, materials and polymer chemistry, inorganic chemistry, chemical biology and biochemistry. Starting date is flexible.

Excellent scholarship and creativity are the main criteria. We are particularly interested in scholars who complement and extend existing strengths at OIST and have the potential to interact broadly with the interdisciplinary OIST community. In addition, successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in research and education.

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 university services as required . Generous research resources will be provided, which may be supplemented with external grants.

Applications should include the following:

1.    Cover Letter with contact details

2.    CV and Publication List: in addition to a complete publication list, provide a list of up to 6 significant publications with brief descriptions (1-2 sentences each)

3.    Research Statement: summary of previous research (max. 1 page) and a research proposal (including a short title of your research; max. 2 pages)

4.    Teaching Statement (max. 1 page)

5.    Confidential Letter of Recommendation or Evaluation (3 referees)


Information and instructions regarding application submission:


Application Deadline: September 30, 2018 (EDT)


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.

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. These include considerations for hiring and supporting dual career couples, “stop the clock” options for new parents, 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.

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