Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Pure Mathematics

Position ID: OISTPureMathematics-VS [#16451]
Position Title: Visiting Scholar in Theoretical Sciences
Position Type: Fellowship or award
Position Location: Okinawa, Japan [map]
Subject Area: Theoretical sciences
Application Deadline: 2020/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/10/15, updated 2020/11/01, listed until 2021/01/13)
Position Description:    

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As part of an initiative to develop a vibrant program in theoretical sciences, OIST invites applications for a Visiting Scholar in the Theoretical Sciences, subject to available funding. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field and be independent researchers, i.e. should have an academic standing equivalent to senior postdoc, junior group leader or faculty member at a research-intensive institution. The position has a flexible term of 3 to 12 months taken continuously between April 1, 2021 and May 31, 2022, with a flexible starting date. The appointment may be taken while on leave or sabbatical from another university, and comes with housing, research funds and moving allowance. Successful candidates will be eligible to apply for support with salary, where this is necessary to facilitate the visit. No teaching duties come with the position. 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 description of research, including a justification of how this will contribute to the research environment at OIST, and the desired period of visit. Applications received by December 31, 2020 are guaranteed full consideration.

Inquiry: If you have any questions, please contact Yukiko Nakagawa (Ms.),

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
1919-1 Tancha
Onna, Okinawa
904-0495, Japan

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