OKINAWA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (OIST)

Senior Manager for Academic Development

Location
Japan (JP)
Posted
05 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
04 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
Senior Manager for Academic Development

The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST; see www.oist.jp) 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 is rapidly gaining recognition in the worldwide academic community as a model for excellence in education and research.

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. 

Position:

Senior Manager for Academic Development
Office of the Dean for Faculty Affairs

Working Location:

1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Okinawa, Japan 904-0495

Term:

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

Working hours:

9:00-17:30 (Discretionary)

Compensation:

In accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations
Annual salary: 9.7 million ~ 15.1 million yen (Job class: Senior Manager, A6)

Benefits:

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

Submission Documents:

  • Cover letter in English 
  • Curriculum vitae in English
  • Names and contact information of 3~5 referees, one of which should be a previous employer

* Please be sure to indicate where you first saw the job advertisement. 

Starting Date:

As early as possible

Application Due Date:

Applications deadline will continue until the position is filled.

Application Address:

Please submit all required application materials by email to:
recruiting@oist.jp

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

* 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 the Gender Equality Division website (https://groups.oist.jp/ged).
* Information provided by applicants or references will be kept confidential, documents will not be returned. All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their applications.
* Please view our policy for rules on external professional activities 
    (https://groups.oist.jp/acd/information-disclosure/).
* Further details about the University can be viewed on our website (www.oist.jp).

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