Senior Manager for Academic Development

Japan (JP)
19 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

Senior Manager for Academic Development

 Position summary:

The Office of the Dean for Faculty Affairs supports the expansion and development of Faculty at OIST. As part of its aim to recruit and maintain an internationally renowned research and educational staff profile, we are recruiting a senior manager in academic development whose role will be to develop the tools to advance the Faculty members in their roles as researchers, teachers, and managers in the University.Such a role will involve integration with the Office of the Dean of Research, the Gender Equality and Human Resources Division, the Office of the Dean of Graduate School, and the Technology Development and Innovation Center, all of whom have an interest in the development of the research and academic staff at OIST.

Senior Manager for Academic Development will serve as Deputy to the Dean of Faculty Affairs and play the role of chief administrator for the Office of DFA.


  1. Develop and implement research and education related human resources management strategies in collaboration with the relevant Divisions across campus.
  2. Develop and/or update and implement a transparent system for academic assessment and performance management, including rewards for academic achievement, and resolution of disputes.
  3. Ensure that the necessary training and learning opportunities are provided for professional development of the employees engaged in education and research.
  4. Plan, develop and/or update the rules of employment for faculty and researchers that reflect their unique needs while making sure that the rules are in accordance with the Japanese laws in close consultation with the GEHR and AC Divisions.
  5. Develop and/or implement a research misconduct policy and appropriate procedures.
  6. Help develop a strategic staffing and personnel budget plan to meet the future needs of OIST Graduate University.
  7. Coordinate research unit administrators (RUAs) activities and serve as the link between RUAs, Faculty and DFA.
  8. Serve as the liaison between the Offices of Dean of Faculty Affairs (DFA), Dean of Research (DOR), Dean of Graduate School (DGS), the GEHR Division, the Administrative Compliance Division, and other relevant divisions across campus.


Full-time,fixed term appointment for 2 years.Contract initially with 3 month probationary period(inclusive). This contract may be renewed.


  • Relocation, housing and commuting allowances
  • Annual paid leave and summer holidays
  • Health insurance (Private School Mutual Aid, welfare pension insurance(kousei-nenkin), worker’s accident compensation insurance(roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)

Application Due Date:

Applications deadline will continue until the position is filled.

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, Tancha, Onna-son, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan