The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) is a model for change in education and research with the best international graduate students, working side by side with world‐class faculty in modern well‐equipped laboratories. Beautifully situated on the island of Okinawa, OIST relies on a cross‐disciplinary approach, with an emphasis on creativity and exchange, to offer unique, individualized graduate training. OIST is a university with no departments, eliminating artificial barriers between people working in different fields,but many nationalities, with students and faculty being attracted from all over the world. Concentrating initially on Neuroscience, Molecular Sciences, Mathematical Sciences,Environmental and Ecological Sciences and Physical Sciences, OIST is bringing some of the best brains in the world to Okinawa to transform the way science and education is done in the global academic world.
In accordance with the OIST Strategic Plan 2020 - 2030, OIST will establish a centralized career center, the C-Hub, to provide professional development and individual career support for all members of the OIST community (on campus and potentially beyond). The C-Hub will serve students, researchers, research staff, faculty, and administrators to provide career programs, consultations, mentoring training, and resources. The C-Hub will further enhance OIST's contributions to the cultivation of globally prepared and engaged scientists, and also strengthen engagement with the local communities. The Faculty and Postdoctoral Career Development Coordinator will play a key role in the establishment and growth of the C-Hub programs and activities, and this will be an exciting career opportunity.
The Faculty and Postdoctoral Career Development Coordinator (FP-CDM) will serve as the principal contact in the C-Hub for faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and staff scientists seeking consultations and programs on professional development, mentorship, inclusive leadership, communication, and other support for their ongoing needs in the global scientific workforce. The FP-CDM will have the opportunity to design programs, deliver services, and create career development resources for the OIST community. As the OIST postdoctoral, faculty, and staff scientist community grows, the FP-CDM will collaborate with the Executive Director and other colleagues in the Office of the Dean of Faculty Affairs to strategically develop career advising and training opportunities informed by research, evaluation, and benchmarking of OIST's programs in comparison to international best practices and outcomes. The FP-CDM will have the opportunity to contribute toward the ongoing cultivation of a vibrant, inclusive, and collaborative community of educators, researchers, and mentors, in alignment with the evolving needs of these groups. The FP-CDM reports to the Executive Director for Professional Development and Inclusive Excellence, in the Office of the Dean of Faculty Affairs.
1919‐1 Tancha, Onna‐son, Okinawa, Japan 904-0495
As early as possible
Term & Working Hours
Term: Full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years. Contract initially with 3-month probationary period (inclusive). This contract may be renewed.
Working hours: Flextime (core time 10:00-15:00) 7.5 hrs per day (Multiplied by prescribed working days per month)
Compensation & Benefits
In accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations
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