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Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
1919-1 Tancha
904-0495 Onna Village, Okinawa

As a part of an effort to create an internationally renowned group in the mathematical sciences, 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.


The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST, https://www.oist.jp/) 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 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: https://groups.oist.jp/facultypositions


Application Deadline: November 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, faculty-recruiting@oist.jp

Application Instructions

Information and instructions regarding application submission: https://groups.oist.jp/facultypositions

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Dr. Milind Purohit