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2020-2 Recruitment Announcement for

KIAS Fellow Position(Mathematics & Physics)

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 KIAS Fellow candidates in the fields of Theoretical Sciences.

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


    1. Recruitment Details

    Position Category No. of opening Research Area
    Math 1
    □ All research areas of Mathematics

    Physics 1
    □ Theoretical Physics

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

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

    2. Required 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

    □ The initial appointment for KIAS Fellow position is for five years, with the possibility of a one time renewal of up to two additional years.
    □ KIAS Fellows are provided with annual salary in accordance with KIAS regulations and covered by Korean national health insurance

    □ Accommodation may be supported upon request, depending on the availability of vacancies
    □ KIAS, 85 Hoegi-ro Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02455, South Korea

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

     4. Recruitment Process and Dates 

    Math Physics

    a. Document screening(December 2020)
    b. Open lecture(December 2020)
    c. Evaluation by the Ad Hoc committee
      (December 2020 or January 2021)

    a. Document screening(December 2020)
    b. Open lecture(January 2021)
    c. Evaluation by the Ad Hoc committee(February 2021)

        ※ The dates of recruitment stages may be subject to change.

    5. Required Documents
      - Curriculum vitae, Publication list, Research statement, Reference letters from 5 referees, Additional materials that may help assess the candidate’s academic capabilities   ※ The reference letters should be emailed directly by the referees, from which KIAS Professors should be excluded, to the relevant application email address.

    6. Application Submission

    Position Category Submission Application Deadline
    KIAS Fellow Math - Email:

    December 1st, 2020

    Physics - Email:

        ※ Curriculum vitae and research statement should arrive by deadline for full application.

     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 will take full responsibility for any consequences resulting from false information, omissions and errors in
         application materials, omission of required documents and so forth
       e. Inquiries:        - Mathematics:        - Physics:






    2020. 09 14.

    President of Korea Institute for Advanced Study