The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University ( invites applications for at least 5 new faculty positions as part of its planned expansion. Targeted areas for the current search include*:


Chemistry   Chemical Biology; Materials Chemistry (including Polymer Chemistry, Metal-Organic


Life Sciences   Cell Biology; Theoretical Biology; Behavioral Learning Theory

Mathematics      Discrete Mathematics; Computational Sciences; Big Data Analysis

Physics             Quantum Information; Ultracold Physics; Condensed Matter; Cosmology/Gravitational



We are seeking applicants with excellent scholarship and creativity. Successful candidates are expected to establish an active program of research, supervise student research and teach in the graduate program. Generous research resources are provided which may be supplemented with external grants. Appointments will be Tenure-Track or Tenured. Starting date is flexible.


Applications should include: a letter of intent, CV, summary of previous research, research proposal, and a teaching statement. Information and instructions for submitting applications can be accessed at


*Applications from strong candidates in other fields may be considered.


Application Deadline: Noon on Monday, October 24, 2016 (any time zone)


The OIST Graduate University offers a world-class research environment with an international research community and opportunities for interdisciplinary research. Research and teaching is conducted in English. The campus is located in a beautiful subtropical setting in Okinawa, Japan.


The OIST Graduate University is an equal opportunity educator and employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, students and staff through proactive policies. We provide a family-friendly working environment, including a bilingual child development center on campus. Applications from women and other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. See


Inquiries should be directed to Professor Gordon Arbuthnott, Dean of Faculty Affairs,