Refer to the table below.
|Type of Centers||Employment Type Held by Directors|
∘ Permanent position at IBS
|Campus / Extramural||
∘ Dual employment at IBS and the host institution (where the Center will be based) after concluding an employment agreement with IBS
Labor costs for IBS directors will be determined in the negotiation process between the director and the IBS president.
Center staff includes directors, associate directors, research fellows, researchers, student researchers and support staff, all of whom are required to collaborate at the same research location. In HQ and campus Centers, Center staff will be, in principle employed via a special recruitment process, and support staff will be hired via an open recruitment process. Directors will request approval from the IBS president for each appointment after referring each case to the Personnel Committee for IBS Research Centers for review. Once all the processes above have been complete, the next appointment steps will be taken according to the IBS hiring process in order for the IBS president to authorize the employment. Associate directors will go through the IBS internal qualification evaluation process before being appointed.
Center budgets may change depending on the results of evaluations with an approval from the Selection and Evaluation Committee (SEC). The first evaluation takes place five years after the opening of relevant Centers. The following evaluations occur at three-year intervals. However, if there are justifiable reasons for budget changes before evaluations, the Research Review Committee for IBS Research Centers will review such cases and if approved by the committee, a Center budget for the year concerned may change.
Associate directors are senior-level researchers who lead their own research groups in collaboration with directors within Centers. Associate directors are guaranteed research autonomy by being granted independent budgets in specified amounts.
Openings for associate directors will be announced as requested by relevant Centers. The announcements will be made on the websites of major academic societies and journals. Outside experts and IBS directors from relevant fields will conduct a document-based review to recommend candidates for an in-depth interview. The recommended candidates will go through the IBS internal qualification evaluation, and only the candidates who are selected as final candidates will be appointed as associate directors.
Associate directors will discuss their labor costs with their directors once being selected. Then, it requires approval from the IBS president to finalize the labor costs.
Yes. Full-time commitment is mandatory. However, directors or associate directors who will switch their affiliations to either IBS (for HQ Centers) or host institutions (for campus or extramural Centers) will be granted a transition period of up to two years to ease the transition. (During this transition period, they may be able to participate in IBS research either by taking a leave of absence, being temporarily posted to IBS (for HQ Centers) or host institutions (for campus or extramural Centers) from their current affiliations or maintaining a dual employment at their current affiliations and IBS while retaining their employment status with their current affiliations. If directors or associate directors move from overseas institutions, they may work part-time at IBS for up to two years after discussing their work arrangements with IBS.
Directors may be allowed to instruct one class and advise students’ dissertations per year, and associate directors may be able to engage in such academic activities per semester.
Directors and associate directors are in principle, expected to make a full-time commitment to IBS research. Newly-hired directors and associate directors should wrap up their other ongoing research projects within a period set by the IBS president.