Academic and
Research Positions
in Korea

Updated 2018.9.20


Sejong University (in Seoul)

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is inviting applications for a tenure-track faculty position in observational astronomy at the rank of assistant professor or associate professor, beginning March 1, 2019. Those who have outstanding research records in offered area are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have a Ph.D in astronomy or a closely related field and expected to demonstrate an outstanding record of research accomplishment and potential leadership. The successful candidate is expected to build strong externally funded research programs, supervise graduate students, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities.

Those candidates who are actively involved in the LSST, SKA, Gaia, IceCube, LIGO and ALMA are particularly encouraged.

Individuals interested in this position should provide 4 necessary documents (See below URL) to apply online at http://recruit.sejong.ac.kr.

The application deadline is 10. 10, 2018. To ensure full consideration, application documents should be received no later than this date. Additionally applicants will be requested to arrange for two letters of recommendations to be sent to the Department Chair (gunnkim@sejong.ac.kr). For further information, please contact Prof. Hee-Won Lee (hwlee@sejong.ac.kr).


Pusan National University

Department of Physics Education

Faculty position in Theoretical Physics (all areas of physics)


Sogang University

Faculty position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics or Optics, starting in March 2019 (spring semester).

For further information, contact the Chairperson:

Additional information will be posted on August 13 at


Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP)

Young Scientist Training Program(YST) The Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP) opens a few positions for the Young Scientist Training program at the postdoctoral fellow level in theoretical physics and related fields.

The APCTP (https://www.apctp.org), founded in 1996, is a non-governmental organization aiming for an international center dedicated to excellence in research and the training of young scientists in the Asia-Pacific region.

The YST program is for young physicists who are at an early stage of their research career and provides the opportunity for the best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world for a period of up to two years. All subject areas in theoretical physics are eligible. The APCTP offers YST fellows an ideal environment for research and potential collaborations with in-house senior academics (Junior Research Groups), POSTECH faculty & members, visiting scholars from Korea and abroad, and participants of various scientific programs organized at the APCTP or at APCTP’s member and partner institutes.

Funding is initially available for one year, renewable for a second year depending on the research performance and the availability of resources for the program. An annual salary, including severance pay, is in the range KRW 32,500,000 to KRW 40,000,000 depending on research experience and qualification. In addition to the salary, some research expenses and part of relocation costs, KRW 3,000,000/year are provided. The starting date is expected to be November 1, 2018.

Please send the application package including CV, publication list, short description of research accomplishments, future plans, at least two recommendation letters respectively from referees to yst@apctp.org by August 11, 2018 (UTC +09:00). The letters of recommendation should be arranged to be sent directly from the referees to the above email address by the application deadline.


Kyungpook National University

Tenure Track (International) Faculty Position in Physics The Department of Physics at Kyungpook National University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track international faculty position at the junior or senior level in all subfields of Physics, to be appointed on March 1, 2019.

Eligible candidates should have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral research experience. Applicants should possess an outstanding potential to establish an independent research program and a commitment to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in English. The Department has active research groups in high energy physics, nuclear physics, and condensed matter physics. However, outstanding candidates from all subfields of Physics are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary is competitive but non-negotiable and depends on the candidate’s experience. Kyungpook National University has about 1,170 full time faculties, 22,890 undergraduate students and 5,779 graduate students in two campuses: Daegu Campus and Sangju Campus.

The Department of Physics is located in Daegu, one of the metropolitan cities in the southeast area of Korea with a population of 2.5 million.

The full details and application forms can be found at

http://physics.knu.ac.kr/eng/.

Applications should be sent to Professor D. H. Kim (head of department), Department of Physics, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, R epublic of Korea. Electronic applications and inquiries may be sent to kimdh@knu.ac.kr

The application deadline is August 31, 2018.


Korea University

Department of Physics

Tenure-track Position in Experimental High-Energy Physics

Department of Physics invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position. A pplicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in the field of experimental high-energy physics. The expected starting date is either March 1, 2019 or September 1, 2019.

Candidates should submit the documents listed below to bk21korea@korea.ac.kr by no later than June 25, 2018 (KST).

  1. Curriculum vitae including a full list of journal publications, books, conference presentations, R&D records, etc.
  2. Representative journal publications (up to five) within the last five years. (Please describe the significance of the work and your role in it.)
  3. A statement of research plan
  4. At least three references with their contact information (except for candidates already in the tenure-track position at universities and research institutes).

For further inquiries, please contact Prof. Jinsoo Joo (jjoo@korea.ac.kr), the chair of the search committee.


Kyungpook National University, Daegu

Center for High Energy Physics (CHEP)

Research Professor and Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

The Center for High Energy Physics at Kyungpook National University invites applications for two research professors and three postdoctoral fellows in the following fields.

  1. Research on dark matter search and neutrino physics (including CMS, Belle, AMS, ISS-CREAM experiments)
  2. Data analysis with big data treatment, machine learning, and AI
  3. Cosmology, theoretical astronomy, computer simulations in astronomy, theoretical nuclear-astrophysics

The minimum annual salary is 36,000,000 Korean Won for research professors and 30,000,000 Korean Won for postdoctoral fellows and some fund will be provided for conference attendance and collaboration. The initial appointment is for two years for postdoctoral fellows and three years for research professors,. Further renewal is possible upon mutual agreement and availability of the budget.

The minimum qualification is a PhD degree in a relevant field for postdoctoral fellows and at least five years of postdoctoral experience for research professors. The Center for High Energy Physics of Kyungpook National University is conducting inter-disciplinary research in the fields of physics and astronomy. We welcome applications from those who can contribute to the d iversity of our community.

The application period: 1 June 2018 – 31 June 2018 (or until the positions are filled)

Starting date: 1 July 2018 – 1 Sept. 2018 (negotiable) Application documents: a CV, a list of publications, a letter of research interest, two recommendation letters.

Application should be sent to: maybe02@knu.ac.kr
Homepage of CHEP : http://chep.knu.ac.kr

Group members:

Physics: Hongjoo Kim, Guinyun Kim, Sehwook Lee, Chang-Seong Moon, Hwanbae Park, Junyeop Yeo, Yongseok Oh

Astronomy: Jai-Chan Hwang, H. Y. Chang

For further information, please contact csmoon@knu.ac.kr.


University of Seoul

NSRI (Natural Science Research Institute)

Research Professors and Postdoctoral Fellows in Computational Science

NSRI (Natural Science Research Institute) at the University of Seoul has openings for two research professors and three postdoctoral fellows for the following research areas.

  1. Computational particle astrophysics/cosmology focusing on CMB a nd SDSS data analysis.
  2. Data analysis in experimental particle physics.
  3. Monte Carlo simulation and particle detector development.
  4. Machine Learning algorithm development.
  5. Computational condensed matter physics.
  6. Cancer Systems Biology.

The annual salary is 43,000,000 Korean Won (approximately US$40,000) for research professors and 36,000,000 Korean Won (approximately US$33,000) for postdoctoral fellows. The initial appointment is for two years, however one-year extension and further renewal can be considered upon evaluation.

The minimum qualification is a PhD degree in the relevant field for postdoctoral fellows and at least two years of postdoctoral (or equivalent) experience for research professors. For further information about the positions, contact Prof. Inkyu Park (icpark@uos.ac.kr).

The application deadline is 30 June 2018 for all positions and the successful candidates can start working as early as 1 July 2018 but no later than 1 September 2018. Applications must include a CV, a list of publications, a letter of research interest and the contact information of three reference persons. Applicants should send their application to

Mr. Seduk Chang (changsd@uos.ac.kr),
NSRI (Natural Science Research Institute),
University of Seoul.


Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS)

Assistant Professor & Research Fellow

The School of Physics at Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) invites applicants for the positions at the level of KIAS assistant professor and postdoctoral research fellow in theoretical physics. A pplicants are expected to have demonstrated exceptional research potential, including major contributions beyond or through the doctoral dissertation.

The annual salary starts from 50,500,000 Korean Won (approximately US$45,900 at current exchange rate) for Research Fellows, and 57,500,000 Korean Won for KIAS Assistant Professors, respectively. In addition, individual research funds of 10,000,000 Korean Won for research fellows and 13,000,000 Korean Won for KIAS Assistant Professors are available per year. The initial appointment for the position is for two years and is renewable once for up to two additional years, depending on research performance and the needs of the research program at KIAS.

Applications are normally reviewed twice a year and the respective deadlines are June 1st and December 1st. In addition, unexpected vacancies may be filled with exceptional candidates throughout the year. Applications must include a curriculum vitae with a cover letter, a list of publications, a research plan, and three letters of recommendation.

Your application materials may be sent to phys@kias.re.kr or submitted via Academic Jobs Online at

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo.

KIAS also accepts application via conventional mail to: Ms. Sunmi Wee, Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS), 85 Hoegiro (Cheongnyangni-dong 207-43), Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02455, Republic of Korea.


Korea University

Department of Physics, and IBS Center for Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics

Tenure-Track Faculty Position Department of Physics in Korea University invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position jointly affiliated with IBS Center for Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics (CMSD).

The expected start date is either March 1, 2019 or September 1, 2019.

The position is open to experts in all areas of optics (optical spectroscopy, biophotonics, biophysics, nanophotonics, applied physics related to optics, etc.) with research topics strongly related to those of CMSD. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Physics or closely related fields.

Candidates should submit the documents listed below to bk21korea@korea.ac.kr by no later than June 25, 2018 (KST).

  1. Curriculum vitae including a full list of journal publications, books, conference presentations, R&D records, etc.
  2. Representative journal publications (up to five)
  3. A statement of research plan
  4. At least three references with their contact information (except for candidates already in the tenure-track position at universities and research institutes).

For further inquiries, please contact Prof. Jinsoo Joo (jjoo@korea.ac.kr), chair of the search committee, or Prof. Wonshik Choi (wonshik@korea.ac.kr), associate director of CMSD.


POSTECH BK21Plus Physics Division

Research Professors and Postdoctoral Fellows in Physics

POSTECH BK21Plus Physics Division has about two openings for research professors or postdoctoral fellows.

The annual salary starts from 36,000,000 Korean Won (approximately US$33,000 at the current exchange rate) for postdoctoral fellows and 48,000,000 Korean Won (approximately US$44,000) for research professors.

The initial appointment for the position is for one year with the possibility of renewal upon mutual agreement. The minimum qualification is PhD certificate for postdoctoral fellows and one year of postdoctoral (or equivalent) experience for research professors.

The application deadline is 1 June 2018 for positions beginning as early as 1 August 2018 but no later than 1 October 2018. Applications must include a CV, and a list of publications. Applicants should also arrange one recommendation letter (two for the research professor position) to be e-mailed to the address given below. Only e-mail applications are acceptable and be sure to state clearly in your application whether your application is for a postdoctoral or research professor position. All application documents (PDF format preferred) should be e-mailed to

Ms. Soo-Kyung Kim
POSTECH BK21 Physics Division & Department of Physics
skyung@postech.ac.kr

Those interested are strongly encouraged to contact individual faculty members of the BK21Plus Physics Division with common research interest since selected candidates are expected to maintain a strong collaboration with the faculty members. The prospect of the strong collaboration is an important factor in the selection process. Contact information of the faculty members can be found at the POSTECH Physics Department web site http://www-ph.postech.ac.kr or at the POSTECH BK21Plus Physics Division web site http://physics21.postech.ac.kr.


Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS)

Assistant Professor & Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics at KIAS

The School of Physics at Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) invites applicants for the positions at the level of KIAS assistant professor and postdoctoral research fellow in theoretical physics. Applicants are expected to have demonstrated exceptional research potential, including major contributions beyond or through the doctoral dissertation.

The annual salary starts from 50,000,000 Korean Won (approximately US$45,000 at current exchange rate) for Research Fellows, and 57,000,000 Korean Won for KIAS Assistant Professors, respectively. In addition, individual research funds of 10,000,000 Korean Won for research fellows and 13,000,000 Korean Won for KIAS Assistant Professors are available per year. The initial appointment for the position is for two years and is renewable once for up to two additional years, depending on research performance and the needs of the research program at KIAS.

Applications are normally reviewed twice a year and the respective deadlines are June 1st and December 1st. In addition, unexpected vacancies may be filled with exceptional candidates throughout the year. Applications must include a curriculum vitae with a cover letter, a list of publications, a research plan, and three letters of recommendation.

Your application materials may be sent to phys@kias.re.kr or submitted via Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo.

KIAS also accepts application via conventional mail to: Ms. Sunmi Wee, Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS), 85 Hoegiro (Cheongnyangni-dong 207-43), Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02455, Republic of Korea.


The Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP)

is seeking outstanding candidates for a couple of positions for Leaders of Independent Junior Research Group (JRG) in Theoretical Physics.

These positions are open to strengthen the in-house research program of the Center by forming new JRGs. The Center has sixteen member countries and forms a research network center of the Asia Pacific region in the field of theoretical physics through various academic activities. We encourage applications in the area of theoretical physics, including but not limited to astrophysics, condensed matter physics, nuclear/hadron physics, particle physics, string theory, and statistical physics.

The existing JRGs at the Center can be found at the APCTP homepage at http://www.apctp.org. Each JRG leader is granted academic independence and encouraged to build his/her own research group. JRG leaders are also expected to promote and take advantage of the connection with other research centers of the world including the Asia Pacific region.

The initial appointment is for three years and renewable up to two additional years depending on the research performance and the availability of the program resources. The annual stipend including the severance pay will start from KRW 65,000,000 depending on the research experience and qualification. In addition, complimentary housing, office, and research funds will be provided. The research fund may be used for hiring postdoctoral fellows and students, as well as for covering research activities. The starting date is expected to be June 1, 2018, but is negotiable.

Applicants should send a CV, publication list, and a short description of research accomplishments and future plans to jrg@apctp.org by February 14, 2018 to get a full consideration. Two letters of recommendation should be sent separately by the application deadline. Please contact jrg@apctp.org for more information. APCTP is an equal-opportunity employer, and we welcome applications from non-membership countries.

Program officer (Junior Research Groups)
Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics
Hogil Kim Memorial Bldg. #501, POSTECH
67 Cheongam-Ro, Nam-gu, Pohang
Gyeongbuk 37673, KOREA
E-mail: jrg@apctp.org


Kyungpook National University

Department of Physics

A Tenure-track Faculty Position in Experimental Nuclear Physics

The Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of nuclear physics experiment.

The expected starting date of the position is March, 2018. Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D and are expected to have an outstanding research record. The successful candidate is expected to develop independent high-quality research activities with externally funded research program and teach students at the undergraduate and graduate level.

The application period for online application is from Nov 30, 10:00 (KST) 2017 to Dec 14, 12:00 (KST) 2017.

More details can be found at http://prad.knu.ac.kr/prad/.

We require the contact information for three references so that we can contact them directly for those who pass the first selection process. Inquiries should be sent to

kimdh@knu.ac.kr (Department Chair: Prof. Dohyung Kim).


Pohang University of Science and Technology

BK21Plus Physics Division

Research Professors and Postdoctoral Fellows in Physics

POSTECH BK21Plus Physics Division has about three openings for research professors or postdoctoral fellows.

The annual salary starts from 36,000,000 Korean Won (approximately US$33,000 at the current exchange rate) for postdoctoral fellows and 48,000,000 Korean Won (approximately US$44,000) for research professors. The initial appointment for the position is for one year with the possibility of renewal upon mutual agreement. The minimum qualification is PhD certificate for postdoctoral fellows and one year of postdoctoral (or equivalent) experience for research professors.

The application deadline is 1 December 2017 for positions beginning as early as 1 February 2018 but no later than 1 April 2018. Applications must include a CV, and a list of publications. Applicants should also arrange one recommendation letter (two for the research professor position) to be e-mailed to the address given below. Only e-mail applications are acceptable and be sure to state clearly in your application whether your application is for a postdoctoral or research professor position. All application documents (PDF format preferred) should be e-mailed to

Ms. Soo-Kyung Kim
POSTECH BK21 Physics Division & Department of Physics
skyung@postech.ac.kr

Those interested are strongly encouraged to contact individual faculty members of the BK21Plus Physics Division with common research interest since selected candidates are expected to maintain a strong collaboration with the faculty members. The prospect of the strong collaboration is an important factor in the selection process. Contact information of the faculty members can be found at the POSTECH Physics Department web site http://www-ph.postech.ac.kr. or at the POSTECH BK21Plus Physics Division web site http://physics21.postech.ac.kr.


Pohang University of Science and Technology

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Condensed Matter Physics Experiment, Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Biological Physics, and Plasma Physics at POSTECH

The Department of Physics (http://ph.postech.ac.kr.eng ) (POSTECH http://www.postech.ac.kr/eng/) has openings of three tenure-track faculty positions in Condensed Matter Physics Experiment, Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Biological Physics, and Plasma Physics starting from the fall semester 2018 or spring semester 2019.

We seek candidates with the potential to create internationally competitive research programs at POSTECH. Successful candidates are expected to have international recognition in their fields or a demonstrable potential for such. They are expected to establish and execute independent research groups at POSTECH, and should interact and collaborate effectively with scientists at POSTECH and POSTECH-based research institutions. They are also expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and supervise graduate students.

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Physics or closely related fields but we also welcome the application from exceptional Ph.D. students, who expect to finish their Ph.D. by their faculty appointment date. We anticipate hiring at the assistant professor level, but will also consider an associate professor appointment for exceptional candidates. Position and compensation will be commensurate with qualification. Non-Korean citizens and female scientists are encouraged to apply.

To apply. Candidates should submit an application package that consists of:

  1. a Curriculum Vitae including a full list of publications, patents, and technology transfers etc.,
  2. a statement of past research and future plans,
  3. three representative achievements (journal publications and/or R&D records), and
  4. at least three references with their contacts information.
Please be reminded that all documents sent will not be returned. Moreover, if POSTECH fails to find proper candidates, the positions may not be filled in this round of faculty search and be deferred to the next round.

The application deadline is December 15, 2017 (KST). It is recommended that all application materials are uploaded to the internet site given below but application materials may be sent by postal mail or electronic mail;

[Internet address]
https://faculty.postech.ac.kr/eng

[Postal address]
Ms. Min Ok KIM, Department of Physics, POSTECH,
77 Cheongam-Ro, Nam-Gu, Pohang, Gyeongbuk 37673, South Korea

[E-mail address]
ok94@postech.ac.kr

Application after the deadline may be considered. Post-deadline submission is possible only through postal mail or electronic mail. For additional information, please contact: Mr. Kwang Young SONG (Tel: +82-54-279-3711, E-mail: skya@postech.ac.kr).


Korea University

Physics Department

A tenure-track faculty position in physics for female scientist Physics Department at Korea University invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position in physics beginning March 1 or September 1, 2018. This position is open exclusively for female candidates in all areas of physics. The on-line application deadline is November 20, 2017 by 3PM (KST). The detailed application procedure can be found at the on-line application site: http://invite.korea.ac.kr.

Prof. Jungil Lee
Chair
Physics Department


Institute for Basic Science (Korea)

IBS CMSD(Center for Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics)

Associate Director Position

IBS Center for Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics (CMSD), located in the Seoul campus of Korea University, invites applicants for the position of Associate Director who is a senior-level researcher with high research potential, and is able to run his or her own research group in collaboration with the director within the IBS Research Center.

The specific fields of research solicited for associate directors are (i) time- and/or space-resolved laser spectroscopy and (ii) optical imaging.

We encourage applications through our webpage at:

https://www.ibs.re.kr/prog/recruit/eng/sub04_01/list.do

Please download and fill out the Application Form in English and email it as a single PDF file to adapply@ibs.re.kr, no later than 13th of December.