Call for Nomination for Next Director-General of KEK

KEK, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization
Ibaraki, Japan
Closing date
31 May 2023

Job Details

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

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 at:

Inquiries concerning the nomination should be addressed to:

General Affairs Division

KEK, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization

1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801, Japan

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



KEK, the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, is one of the world’s leading accelerator science research laboratories, using high-energy particle beams and synchrotron light sources to probe the fundamental properties of matter. With state-of-the-art infrastructure, KEK is advancing our understanding of the universe that surrounds us, its mechanisms and their control.

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