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CMC Fellow

The Center for Mathematical Challenges (CMC) at the Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) invites applicants for CMC Fellow positions. Applicants are expected to have demonstrated exceptional research potential, including major contributions beyond or through the doctoral dissertation.

The initial appointment is for two years with a possibility of a one-time renewal of up to three years; each period of appointment may be adjusted according to conditions of the CMC project. The annual salary is around 70,000,000 Korean won (current exchange rate), determined by project funding. An individual research grant of about 15,000,000 Korean Won and a benefit card will be available each year. (Benefits are subject to change depending on funding.) There are no teaching duties.

Applicants should apply through KIAS Job Recruitment Website by September 18, 2022 (23:59, GMT +9) for full consideration. They are asked to submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a research plan, and a cover letter (a document explaining how the applicant’s research fulfills CMC's mission to solve the greatest unsolved math problems of no longer than 1 A4-sized page), and arrange for four letters of recommendation to be submitted directly by the referees.

All documents should be prepared in English (with the exception of reference letters), and KIAS Professors and CMC Distinguished Professors should not be included among the referees. All documents including reference letters should be submitted by deadline, and if any of a certain applicant’s required documents is missing or incomplete, the applicant’s materials may not be evaluated. Only the documents listed above will be considered in the evaluation process. 

CMC Fellows are eligible for the retirement saving plan by Scientists & Engineers Mutual Aid Association (SEMA).