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2020 Recruitment Announcement for

KIAS Fellow Positions at KIAS

Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) was founded in 1996 by Korean Government to promote research excellence in the basic sciences. KIAS provides its members with a highly interactive, supportive, and dynamic research-friendly environment. Currently, KIAS is comprised of approximately 20 regular faculty members and 80 plus postdoctoral research fellows at the School of Mathematics, the School of Physics, and the School of Computational Sciences. 

KIAS is seeking outstanding Faculty candidates in the fields of Theoretical Sciences.

    For applications, please visit each school homepage on the right School of Physics School of Computational Sciences


    1. Recruitment Details

    Position Category No. of
    Research Area
    KIAS Fellow Physics
    □ Theoretical Physics

      o Astrophysics o Condensed Matter Physics
      o Particle Physics o Quantum Field Theory & String Theory
      o Statistical Physics

    □ Computational Sciences

     o Protein Folding, Bioinformatics, Global Optimization, Artificial Intelligence (A.I.)
     o Theoretical and Computational Material Science
     o Quantum Computation & Information Science
     o Theoretical and Computational Biophysics
     o Combinatorics, Extremal Graph Theory, Random Structure
     o Other fields related to Computational Sciences

          ※ For detailed research area information, Please refer to KIAS Employment Information website. 

    2. General Qualifications

    Required Qualifications

    □ Doctoral degree in the relevant majors.

    □ Those who are qualified under the “Korean State Public Officials Act”
       (Refer to the disqualifying factors listed in Article 33.)

     3. Terms of Employment

    Category Details
    Contract Period □ The initial appointment for KIAS Fellow position is for five years and is renewable only once for up to two
       additional years.
    □ Faculty members are provided with annual salary in accordance with KIAS regulations and covered by
       Korean national health insurance.

    □ KIAS, 85 Hoegi-ro Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02455, South Korea.

        ※ For detailed information, Please refer to KIAS Employment Information website.

    4. Recruitment Process
      a. Document screening
      b. Open lecture
      c. Evaluation by the Ad Hoc committee 

    5. Required Documents
      - Curriculum Vitae                                      - Publication List
      - Reference letters from 5 persons                              - Research statement
        (e-mailed by the referee to KIAS application email address)

    6. Application Submission and Period

    Position Category Submission Application
    KIAS Fellow Physics - Email:

    June 30th, 2020

    Comp. Sciences - Email:

    7. Additional Information

      a. If the information provided by the application materials is found to be untrue or false, the job offer will be withdrawn.
      b. The work level and annual salary of successful candidates will comply with KIAS personnel regulations and guidelines.
      c. No candidates may be hired if all applicants are found to be unsuitable during the screening stage.
      d. Applicants in some areas may be reviewed in the next recruitment process.
      e. Applicants will take full responsibility for any consequences resulting from false information, omissions and errors in application
          materials, omission of required documents and so forth.
      f. Inquiries :  or






    2020. 04. 28.

    President of Korea Institute for Advanced Study