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2020 Recruitment Announcement for

Faculty 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


    1. Recruitment Details

    Position Category No. of
    Research Area
    Faculty Physics 1
    □ Physics

      o All areas of theoretical physics
        (Priority is given to Astrophysics or Particle physics)

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

    2. General Qualifications

    Required Qualifications

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

    □ Professor with Doctorate degrees in the relevant field

    □ Strong commitment to the research with an excellent track record in the field

    □ Demonstrated ability of establishing collaboration teams and training junior scientists

    □ Demonstrated research excellency, various experiences, and leadership in the field which bring the research area to
       the world-leading level

    □ Record of, or demonstrated potential for, successful research and publication in the subject research area

    □ Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with diverse research groups

     3. Terms of Employment

    Category Details
    Contract Period
    □ The initial appointment for the Faculty position is from one to three years and is renewable for up to seven additional
        years depending on overall research performance
    □ Faculty members 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. Expected Appointment Date : 
          After March 1, 2021

    5. Recruitment Process 
      a. Document screening(November 2020)
      b. Open lecture(If necessary)(December 2020)
      c. Evaluation by the Ad Hoc committee(January 2021)
    ※ The dates of recruitment stages may be subject to change.
    6. Application Submission 
      - Curriculum Vitae
      - Publication List
      - Research Statement
      - A List of 5 or more Referees or 5 Reference Letters submitted directly from the Referees
      - Additional materials that may help assess the candidate’s academic capabilities

    7. Application Deadline
     a. Submission :
     b. Application Deadline : October 31, 2020
      * The submission of all documents (Curriculum Vitae, Publication List, Research Statement and Reference Letters or a List of Referees)
        should be completed by the application deadline.

    8. 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: