Academic and
Research Positions
in Korea

Updated 2022,1.14


Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP)

Leaders of Independent Junior Research Group (JRG) 2022

The Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP) opens a few positions for Leaders of Independent Junior Research Group (JRG) in theoretical physics and related fields. The APCTP (https://www.apctp.org) is an international center founded in 1996 with the first president, Professor C. N. Yang. We are pursuing the world-leading-level of research in theoretical physics.

JOB DESCRIPTION
The aim of this position is to strengthen the research capacity of the Center by forming a new JRG. The Center has 17 member countries and plays 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, condensed matter physics, astrophysics, particle phenomenology, string theory, nuclear/hadron physics, and statistical/bio physics. The position of a JRG leader requires a PhD degree and experience in the area he/she is concerned with. Current JRGs at the Center can be found at the following link (https://www.apctp.org/theme/d/html/research/01.php). Each JRG leader will be based in Pohang, Korea where the APCTP headquarters is located, and build his/her own group as an in-house researcher with utter academic independence guaranteed. Leaders are also expected to promote and take advantage of our collaborative network with our partner institutions in the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

REMUNERATION
The position is initially offered for three years, renewable up to two additional years depending on the research performance and the availability of resources for the program. An annual gross salary will start from KRW 70,000,000. In addition to the salary, a rent-free housing, and research grant of KRW 100,000,000 per year will be provided. The grant can be used for hiring postdoctoral fellows and for covering research activities. The starting date is expected to be July 1, 2022. The JRG leader will also be appointed as an affiliated Faculty of the POSTECH Physics Department.

SELECTION PROCESS AND TIMELINE

  1. Application submission deadline: ~Feb. 28 2022 (UTC +09:00)
  2. Review by the Selection Committee and invitation to attend an online interview: in March (tbc)
  3. Online interview and presentation: in March (tbc)
  4. Announcement of successful candidate: in April (tbc)
APPLICATION
Click here to download the application form.

The following items should be submitted to the email address written below by February 28, 2022 (UTC +09:00):

  1. an application form (in PDF);
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. a short description of research accomplishments with a publication list;
  4. a statement of proposed work;
  5. two letters of recommendation (reference letter), arranged to be sent directly from your referees by the same deadline.

NOTE:

Thorough reading of ‘Job Description’ is required to determine applicant’s eligibility as it will not be answered by the Program Officer.

Program Officer (Junior Research Group)
Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics
E-mail: jrg@apctp.org


Sogang Univesity, Seoul, Korea

Junior Post-Doc. Position on Quantum Gravity

We are looking for one junior Post-Doc. who wants to do quantum gravity researches.

We have recently approved an ambitious, long-term project of "The foundation of renormalizable quantum gravity theory and its experimental tests" and we are going to build a competitive, "multidisciplinary" group for the various areas, from quantum gravity theory to astrophysical tests. There is one possible position depending on his/her nationality.

The review of applications will continue until the position is filled (the decision will be made at least before March 1), but priority will be given to the applications received by Jan 31, 2022.


Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP)

Young Scientist Training Program (YST) 2022

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) is an international center founded in 1996 with the first president, Professor C. N. Yang. We are pursuing the world-leading level of research in theoretical physics and the training of young scientists in the Asia-Pacific region.

JOB DESCRIPTION & ELIGIBILITY
The aim of this position is to provide career development opportunities for young scientists who are at an early stage of their research career but with a proven record of research. All subject areas in theoretical physics are eligible. YST fellowships will be held at the APCTP, Pohang, Korea, where an ideal environment for research is provided for 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 or supported by the APCTP. Please note that in order to apply for a work visa of Korea, an applicant should have an official doctoral degree (PhD or Dsc, etc.) certificate 3 months before the start of work. In order for a degree certificate to be considered official, it must be endorsed by the issuing institution/university with a seal. Any letters or documents supporting the certificate or certificate of expected graduation shall not be accepted.

REMUNERATION:
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 gross salary is KRW 36,000,000 and in addition to the salary, research grant of KRW 5,000,000 per year is provided. The starting date is expected to be May 1, 2022, but negotiable.

SELECTION PROCESS AND TIMELINE:
Application submission deadline: ~January 21, 2022 (UTC +09:00) Review by the Selection Committee: in mid February (tbc) Announcement of successful candidate: in late February (tbc)

APPLICATION:
Click here to download the application form. The following items should be submitted to the email address written below by January 21, 2022 (UTC +09:00):

  1. an application form (in PDF);
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. a short description of research accomplishments with a publication list;
  4. a statement of proposed work;
  5. two letters of recommendation (reference letter), arranged to be sent directly from your referees by the same deadline.
NOTE: Each document submitted for items 1 to 5 above must be in English, and documents 2 to 4 should be combined in a single PDF file, unsigned and not encrypted. Any late submission would not be accepted.

Program Officer (Young Scientist Training Program)
Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics
E-mail: yst@apctp.org


Pohang University of Science and Technology

BK21 FOUR POSTECH Physics Division

Research Professors and Postdoctoral Fellows in Physics

BK21 FOUR POSTECH Physics Division has about three openings for research professors or postdoctoral fellows. The annual salary starts from 45,600,000 Korean Won (approximately US$41,000 at the current exchange rate) for postdoctoral fellows and 54,000,000 Korean Won (approximately US$49,000) 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 3 December 2021 for positions beginning as early as 1 February 2022 but no later than 1 April 2021. 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 BK21 FOUR POSTECH Physics Division & Department of Physics (skyung@postech.ac.kr).

Those interested are strongly encouraged to contact individual faculty members of the BK21 FOUR POSTECH 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 BK21 FOUR POSTECH Physics Division Faculty menbers list site https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ng8rttyco242mv/Faculty%20menbers-20201221.pdf?dl=0.


Pohang University of Science and Technology

Quantum Field Theory and String Theory Group is inviting a number of postdoctoral fellows in the field of quantum field and string theory, broadly defined.

Postech is one of the best science and engineering universities in Asia. It is located in the harbor city of Pohang, at the south-eastern part of Korea. It is well-connected to all the major cities in Korea via express train.

The QFT/String Theory Group at Postech is led by Gil Young Cho, Hee-Cheol Kim and Jaemo Park. We work on various aspects of QFT, string theory, topological phases of matter and mathematical physics. We expect highly qualified candidates in the field, who demonstrated the potential through publications or dissertations. One can find other research groups in APCTP, Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics, 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. APCTP is located at Postech campus and one can find close interactions and collaborations between Postech and APCTP.

The initial appointment is for 2 years and is extendable for 1 extra year upon performance review and funding situation. The expected starting date is March 1st or September 1st, 2022 but is negotiable. Early starting date is preferred.

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, research statement, and three recommendation letters via AcademicJobsOnline by Dec 15th, 2021. The relevant site is https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Postech/FieldString. Alternatively from Job Listings of AcademicJobsOnline, choose Pohang University of Science and Technology, Field/String Group, Department of Physics. Also, indicate the preferred closest starting date between March and September of this year.


Kyungpook National University

Department of Physics

Faculty Position in Experimental Nuclear or Particle Physics

Job description:
The Department of Physics at Kyungpook National University in the Republic of Korea (South) invites applicants for a faculty position in Experimental Nuclear or Particle Physics. The anticipated start date for this position is March 1, 2022. Applications will be considered for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor.

Qualifications: Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Experimental Nuclear or Particle Physics and an outstanding record of research accomplishments. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program, teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses, provide service in support of the department, obtain research funding, and supervise graduate students.

About the Nuclear & Particle Physics Group: The Nuclear & Particle Physics group at Kyungpook National University consists of 10 faculty members. Seven of them are experimental physicists and three theorists. Currently, the faculty members are working on wide-ranging physics experiments such as CMS at CERN, Belle at KEK, AMoRE (neutrinoless double beta decay), COSINE (dark matter search), and CLAS12 of Jefferson Lab. The group has solid expertise in silicon detectors, R&D for scintillators, and calorimeter and runs excellent facilities to build these detectors. In addition, the group has solid expertise in silicon detectors, R&D for scintillators, and calorimeter. It runs excellent facilities to build these detectors and produce scintillating crystals. Based on this expertise and facilities, the group members have made essential contributions to detector R&D for AMoRE, Belle II, EIC (Electron-Ion Collider), and FCC-ee & CEPC (Future Lepton Collider).

Application Procedure:
To apply, please visit: href="http://prad.knu.ac.kr.

Applicants must enter all information via the faculty invitation system http://prad.knu.ac.kr. and upload supplementary documents to the system. Supplementary documents include:

  1. a publication related to the Ph.D. thesis topic,
  2. a list of publications for recent 4 years,
  3. a list of three selected publications for recent 4 years,
  4. description of two selected publications (1 page of A4 for each publication),
  5. a list of oral presentations in conferences since post-doc,
  6. contact information for three persons who can write the letters of recommendation.

The deadline for application: November 4, 2021, 12:00 pm in Korea

Inquiries may be addressed to the department chair by e-mail to jophy@knu.ac.kr or phone call to the department office +82) 53-950-5316.

For further information about the department, please visit http://physicsknu.org.