Dean for Faculty Affairs

Japan (JP)
01 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
01 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Dean for Faculty Affairs

Full-time, fixed term appointment for five years. May be renewed.

The Opportunity

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST; see is a dynamic new graduate university of science and technology in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

The university is located on 85 hectares of protected forestland overlooking beautiful shoreline and coral reefs. The campus is striking architecturally, and the facilities are outstanding (OIST campus video tour). There are no academic departments, which facilitates multidisciplinary research. Outstanding resources and equipment are provided and managed to encourage easy access and collaboration. English is the official language of the University, and the university research community is fully international, with more than 50 countries represented. OIST rapidly is gaining recognition in the worldwide academic community as a model for excellence in education and research.

Under the leadership of the newly appointed President, Dr. Peter Gruss, OIST is now embarking on an exciting new stage of growth to double the size of the University by 2023.

The Dean for Faculty Affairs will play a key role in this major expansion and will have a unique opportunity to contribute to the growth of a dynamic new university.

Position summary:

The Dean for Faculty Affairs reports to the President and is responsible for supporting the development of the full potential of the faculty members in education and research and implementation of University policy regarding appointments, promotions, compensation, sabbaticals, and other general matters concerning the faculty. The Dean for Faculty Affairs ensures compliance with policies set by the Board of Governors and Faculty Council, maintains the Faculty Handbook and faculty records, works with the other Deans, Vice Presidents, and committees to develop new policy, and responds to external reporting requests. All Faculty are members of the self-governing Faculty Assembly, which elects a Chair and an executive Faculty Council. The Assembly provides the Faculty with information about university matters and serves as a forum for open discussion of University affairs. The Assembly is advisory to the President. The Dean for Faculty Affairs works with the Chair of the Faculty Assembly to operate and support the Faculty Assembly and Faculty Council.

Application Address:

Please submit all required application materials by email to:

Or send documents via post mail to:
Recruiting Team, HR Management Section
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
1919-1, Onna, Onna-son, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan