Vice Dean for Student Affairs

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

Vice Dean for Student Affairs

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.

Position Summary:

The Graduate School administers all activities concerning students at OIST including academic and registry services, student support and travel, recruiting, student admissions career development, evaluation and improvement of teaching and mentoring, and collaborations in student matters with national and international universities. The Vice Dean for Student Affairs will lead the Graduate School management team in dealing with the full spectrum of student affairs including recruitment, admissions, student progress reviews, examinations, prospectus of courses, academic records, professional skills, career development and graduation. These responsibilities require a high level understanding of graduate education in science, experience and ability to interact professionally and diplomatically with all sections of the university, experience meeting government standards and reporting requirements, and excellent communication skills in dealing with external organizations, as well as OIST faculty and students. The Vice Dean will serve the campus community as appropriate (e.g., on campus committees and task forces). This is a non-faculty full-time administrative position to ensure ongoing and continuing administrative leadership in support of the Dean of the Graduate School.

Application Address:
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Recruiting Team, HR Management Section
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
1919-1, Onna, Onna-son, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan