Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Mathematics Visiting Program

Position ID: OISTVisiting-VISPROFEXCELLENCE [#13629, EChair]
Position Title: Visiting Professor and Excellence Chair
Position Type: Other
Position Location: Onna, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan [map]
Subject Area: Pure Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2019/04/01help popup finished (2019/02/12, finished 2019/10/27, listed until 2019/04/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

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As a part of an effort to create an internationally renowned group in the mathematical sciences, OIST invites applications for a Visiting Professor and Excellence Chair in Pure Mathematics. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in mathematics and academic standing equivalent to Associate or Full Professor at a research-intensive university. The position has a flexible term of 4 to 12 months taken continuously between 1 April 2019 and March 30, 2020, with a flexible starting date. The appointment may be taken while on leave or sabbatical from another university, and comes with salary, housing, research funds and moving allowance. No teaching duties come with the positions. Each awardee has the opportunity to organize a mini-symposium funded and hosted by the institute.

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) is a research institution with a Ph.D. program. It is beautifully situated on the tropical island of Okinawa, Japan. Outstanding graduate students and faculty are being attracted internationally. OIST is an institution with no departments, aiming to eliminate barriers between people working in different fields. It provides a family-friendly working environment including the multilingual Child Development Center and has proactive policies designed to promote a culture of diversity. OIST is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer. Further details can be found at

Applicants should submit a CV including a list of publications, a brief research description, and a brief (1-2 pages) mini-symposium proposal detailing the focal topic, its significance, and up to 10 potential invited speakers. Applications received by April 1, 2019 are guaranteed full consideration. Earlier applications are considered favorably.

Inquiry: Please contact Yukiko Nakagawa (

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
1919-1 Tancha
Okinawa, 904-0495

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