Call for Nomination for Next Director General of KEK

March 1, 2023

KEK, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, invites nominations for the next Director General whose term will begin April 1, 2024.

KEK is an Inter-University Research Institute Corporation which is established by the National University Corporation Act and performs business stipulated in the Act. KEK opens to domestic and international researchers as an institute for research and education, comprised of the Institute of Particle and Nuclear Studies, the Institute of Materials Structure Science, the Accelerator Laboratory, and the Applied Research Laboratory. KEK pursues a wide range of research activities based on accelerators, such as particle and nuclear physics, material sciences, biosciences, accelerator physics and engineering.

In view of his/her role that presides over the business of KEK as a representative of the Inter-University Research Institute Corporation, nominees shall be:
1) persons of noble character, with relevant knowledge and experience and having abilities to manage its educational and research activities properly and effectively.
2) persons expected to promote with long-term vision and strong scientific leadership, the highly advanced, internationalized, and inter-disciplinary research activities of KEK by getting support from the public.
3) persons expected to carry out the medium-term plans.

The term of appointment is three years until March 31, 2027 and shall be eligible for reappointment only twice. Thus, he/she may not remain in office continuously over a period 9 years.
We widely accept the nomination of the candidates regardless of their nationalities.

We would like to ask you to recommend the best person who satisfies requirements for the position written above.

Nomination should be accompanied by:

1) letter of recommendation,

2) brief personal history of the candidate, and

3) list of major achievements (publications, academic papers, commendations and membership of councils, etc.). The nomination should be submitted to the following address no later than May 31, 2023:
※Documents should be written either in English or in Japanese.
※Forms are available here. ( WORD / PDF )

Kiyoshi Higashijima
The Chair of Director General Selection Committee
High Energy Accelerator Research Organization

Inquiries concerning the nomination should be addressed to:

General Affairs Division
General Management Department
KEK, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization
1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Japan 305-0801

Tel +81-29-864-5114 Fax +81-29-864-5560