Call for Visiting Scholars in Theoretical
Sciences at OIST
As part of an initiative to develop a vibrant program in
theoretical sciences, OIST invites applications for Visiting
Scholars in the Theoretical Sciences. The Okinawa Institute of
Science and Technology (OIST) is a research institution with a
Ph.D. program. Outstanding graduate students and faculty are being
attracted internationally. OIST is beautifully situated on the
tropical island of Okinawa, Japan. Applicants should have a Ph.D.
in a relevant field and be independent researchers, i.e., should
have an academic standing equivalent to senior postdoc, junior
group leader, or faculty member at a research-intensive
institution. The position has a flexible term of 1 to 12 months
taken continuously starting between October 2021 and March 2022
with a preference for longer-term visitors. The appointment may be
taken while on leave or sabbatical from another university and
comes with housing, research funds, and moving allowance.
Successful candidates will be eligible to apply for support with
salary, where this is necessary to facilitate the visit. No
teaching duties come with the position. OIST is an institution with
no departments, aiming to eliminate barriers between people working
in different fields. It provides a family-friendly working
environment including the multilingual Child Development Center and
has proactive policies designed to promote a culture of diversity.
OIST is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator, and
employer. Further details can be found at https://www.oist.jp/.
Applicants should submit a CV including a list of publications,
a brief description of their research to date and proposed research
while visiting OIST, and the desired period of visit. All visits
are subject to the availability of funding. Applications received
by August 15, 2021, are guaranteed full consideration.
If you have any questions, please send inquiries to:
To apply, please go to our Interfolio page, http://apply.interfolio.com/88541