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 https://www.oist.jp/.
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.