The Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN) was established in April 2001 as an inter-university research institute corporation to conduct research in global environmental studies. Our mission is to conduct integrated research that will resolve global environmental problems, guided by our awareness that global environmental problems find their roots in human culture. RIHN projects conduct interdisciplinary, solution-oriented research bridging the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences, while also considering regional characteristics and historical contexts.
From April 2016, RIHN will create three new interdisciplinary research programs focusing on dimensions of global environmental change, resource governance, and societal wellbeing. One director for each of these new programs is sought.
Application deadline is September 24th, 2015.
-Must have fluency in both Japanese and English
-Broad experience in interdisciplinary environmental studies and ability to integrate multiple disciplines and perspectives into a cohesive research program design
-Strong networks among international environmental research community
-PhD in environmental field
Further details here: http://www.chikyu.ac.jp/rihn_e/img/job_20150812.pdf (English) http://www.chikyu.ac.jp/careers/img/20150730.pdf (Japanese)
RIHN: http://www.chikyu.ac.jp/rihn_e/ (English) http://www.chikyu.ac.jp/ (Japanese)