Academic and
Research Positions
in Korea

Updated 2018.1.20


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.


Chonnam National University

Department of Physics

A tenure-track faculty position in atomic physics / optics experiment.

Chonnam National University invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position in atomic physics or optics experiment beginning March 01, 2018. The candidates are required to have a Ph.D. and to have outstanding research experiences and strong interest in teaching. The application deadline is October 25, 2017 (17:00).

The detailed information can be found at

http://chonnam.ac.kr

For further inquiries, please feel free to contact


Ewha Womans University

Department of Physics

A Tenure-track faculty position in particle physics or astrophysics

Ewha Womans University invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position in particle physics or astrophysics beginning August 17, 2017. Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree in physics and more than 2 years of post-doctoral research career in the related fields. The application deadline is August 29, 4:00pm 2017 (Korea Standard Time).

Click here the detailed information .


University of Seoul

Department of Physics

A Tenure-track faculty position in theoretical physics

The University of Seoul invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position in theoretical physics beginning Sep. 1, 2017. Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree in physics, and expected to have outstanding research experiences and a strong interest in teaching. The application deadline is Jun. 16, 2017 by 17:00 (KST).

The detailed information can be found at

http://recruit.uos.ac.kr

For further inquiries, please feel free to contact


Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Condensed Matter Physics, Optics, and Biophysics

The Department of Physics (http://ph.postech.ac.kr) at POSTECH has openings of three tenure-track faculty positions in Condensed Matter Physics, Optics, and Biophysics starting from the fall semester 2017 or spring/fall semester 2018.

We seek candidates with the potential to create world-renowned research program at POSTECH. Successful candidates are expected to have international recognition in their field or a demonstrable potential for such. They are expected to establish and execute an independent research group at POSTECH, and should interact and collaborate effectively with scientists in other research institutions and organizations. They are also expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in English 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 have 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. POSTECH is building a culturally diverse body of faculty, students and staff. 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 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, the current offer can be deferred if POSTECH fails to find right persons.

The application deadline is June 30, 2017 by 18:00 (KST) but applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. All application materials should be sent either by postal mail or electronic mail to:

Postal address: Ms. Jua SHIN, Department of Physics, POSTECH, 77 Cheongam-Ro, Nam-Gu, Pohang, Gyeongbuk 37673, South Korea

E-mail: shinjua@postech.ac.kr

For additional information, please contact: Mr. Kwang Young SONG (Tel: +82-54-279-3711, E-mail: skya@postech.ac.kr)


Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)

Post-doctoral positons in Quantum Photonics

Two postdoctoral positions are available in Quantum Nano-Photonics lab and Quantum Optics & Quantum Information lab at POSTECH.

In Quantum Nano-Photonics Lab, we conduct research on silicon photonics for photon pair generation, integrated quantum photonics, photon-phonon interactions (Brillouin scattering), and nonlinear light-matter interactions at micro-/nano-scales. Experience with quantum/nonlinear optics or nano-photonics is desired. http://qnp.postech.ac.kr

In Quantum Optics & Quantum Information Lab, we conduct research on quantum entanglement, atom-photon interactions, photonic quantum information, and quantum-enhanced imaging and metrology. Experience with quantum optics is desired. http://qopt.postech.ac.kr

Review of applications will begin June 10 and continue until the positions are filled. Interested applicants should submit a CV to Sang-A Lee (LSA7536@POSTECH.AC.KR).


Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)

POSTECH 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 9 June 2017 for positions beginning as early as 1 August 2017 but no later than 1 October 2017. 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 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 Accelerator Laboratory, POSTECH

PLS-II, and PAL-XFEL

Senior Researcher Positions

The Pohang Accelerator Laboratory (PAL) has been operating the 3rd generation synchrotron light source PLS-II, and the newly completed 4th generation light source PAL-XFEL. PAL invites eligible applicants for senior researcher position for the following fields. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the related fields and experiences in using synchrotron light sources or SASE based FELs will be credited Hiring Fields.

PLS-II

PAL-XFEL

The application deadline is May 21, 2017 by 17:00 (KST).

The detailed procedures for application including necessary qualifications and the tasks expected for the applicants can be found at http:///pal.postech.ac.kr.

Please notice that the current position can be deferred, if PAL fails to find a right candidate. For additional information, please contact the PAL HR staff : Mr. Jung-Kon Lee , withus@postech.ac.kr


Inha University

Department of Physics http://physics.inha.ac.kr/

The Inha University invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in experimental optics and/or photonic science beginning March 1st, 2018.

The position is open to experts in all areas of the experimental optics and photonic science. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or a related field.

The application deadline is April 17, 2017 by 17:00 (KST).

The detailed application procedure can be found at http://www.inha.ac.kr/mbshome/mbs/kr/subview.do?id=kr_010805050000

For additional information, please contact the department chair: Professor Jin-Hee Yoon at jinyoon@inha.ac.kr


Korea University, Sejong

Division of Display and Semiconductor Physics (http://aphy.korea.ac.kr)

One tenure-track faculty position (expected date of start: September 1st, 2017) in condensed matter physics

We anticipate hiring at assistant or associate professor level with outstand research experience. Applicants must have a Ph. D in Physics or a closely related field, and have more than two years of postdoc experience or equivalent (by August 31, 2017).

The successful candidate is expected to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels and to establish an independent research group in KU. He/she will be able to utilize several new facilities including the latest clean room at a new building.

To apply, applicants should submit the followings:

  1. CV including a full list of publications, patents, and research and academic experiences.
  2. three representative achievements (pdf files)
  3. Copies of official records of degrees and academic transcripts (pdf files)
All application materials should be sent to chair (Prof. Kwan-Woo Lee, mckwan@korea.ac.kr).

The application deadline is April 21, 2017 by 18:00 (KST).

Please notice that the current position can be deferred, if KU fails to find a right candidate. For additional information, please contact with the chair.


Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Department of Material Science and Engineering
Composite Materials Laboratory
http://composite.kaist.ac.kr/

Postdoctoral Position or Research Professor

Composite Materials Laboratory at KAIST invites postdoctoral fellow or research professor for KAIST BK21Plus opening. The position is opened for research in fabrication and characterization of multi-functional nanocomposites or nanomaterials.

The annual salary is 30,000,000 Korean Won (approximately US$25,300 at current exchange rate) for both postdoctoral and research professor positions.

The application deadline is 31 January 2017 for position beginning as early as 1 March 2017. The duration of position contract is 1 year terminating at 28 February 2018. Extension of position is available after evaluation of first year achievements and results.

Applications must include following documents.

  1. CV including a full list of publications (1 page pdf file)
  2. Statement of Purpose (1 page pdf file)

All application documents should be e-mailed to

Prof. Soon Hyung Hong
Professor and Director
Composite Materials Laboratory
Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
E-mail: shhong@kaist.ac.kr