Academic and
Research Positions
in Korea

Updated 2020.7.25


POSTECH

Prof. Ki-Seok Kim (Dept. of Physics, POSTECH) is seeking two or three postdoctoral candidates in the field of (i) Dynamical phase transitions in topological materials and
(ii) Emergent dual holography for strongly coupled quantum field theories. More detailed descriptions for problems are as follows:

(i) Dynamical phase transitions in topological materials (BRL: Nonlinear topological matter laboratory)

(ii) Emergent dual holography for strongly coupled quantum field theories

REMUNERATION: Funding is initially available for two years, renewable for a third year depending on the research performance. A monthly salary is KRW 4,000,000 including tax. The starting date is expected to be September 1, 2021, but negotiable.

Application submission deadline: August 15, 2021

APPLICATION FORM: CV only with a publication list to tkfkd@postech.ac.kr


Institute for Basic Science, South Korea

Center for Artificial Low Dimensional Electronic Systems
Military Service researcher position in Center for Artificial Low Dimensional Electronic Systems

Center for Artificial Low Dimensional Electronic Systems (CALDES), Institute for Basic Science (IBS) in Pohang, South Korea, directed by Han Woong Yeom invites qualified applicants for one scientific researcher position under the Military Service Act. The position is open to experts in area of:

  1. Growth of van der Waal 2D materials
  2. Laser Spectroscopy/Nano Optics/Near-Field Optics
  3. Electron transport in van der Waal 2D Materials
  4. ARPES/STM
  5. Condensed Matter Theory
To apply, applicants should submit application documents of:
  1. Curriculum Vitae including a list of publication
  2. Short statement of past research achievement
  3. Consent to provide personal information. Download the form here.

The application deadline is 17 th of July, 2021. The new appointment starts from October 1 st , 2021 but it is negotiable. The application documents should be sent by e-mail to Ms. Jung Wha Lee (aja@ibs.re.kr), CALDES administration office:

Jung Wha Lee, Ms. Center for Artificial Low Dimensional Electronic Systems, IBS 77 Cheongam-Ro, Nam-Gu, Pohang, Gyeongbuk 37673, South Korea Tel: +82-54-279-9882, Fax: +82-54-279-9889 Homepage: https://www.ibs.re.kr/caldes


Institute for Basic Science (Daejeon)

Center for Theoretical Physics of Complex Systems

The research team “Quantum Chaos in Many-Body Systems”, led by Dario Rosa, is looking for postdoctoral fellows willing to join the group. The research interests of the group cover several topics, whose common theme is to study how quantum chaos (or its absence) affects the dynamical properties of quantum many-body systems. Among them, the group is currently focusing mostly on the following themes: Applicants interested in quantum many-body scars and many-body localization are particularly welcome. More details can be found in group the webpage: https://sites.google.com/view/qcmbs.

As well as in the PCS webpage: https://pcs.ibs.re.kr

Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent computational skills (analytical and/or numerical are both welcome) and the ability to work on the main research interests of the group are essential for these positions. Applicants should also have a strong interest to work in a multidisciplinary and dynamic research environment.

Interested applicants should provide a single PDF file including a cover letter, a full CV (including a list of publications) and a research plan, to be sent to the following email addresses

dario_rosa@ibs.re.kr
pcs@ibs.re.kr

At the same time, two letters of recommendation should be sent to the same addresses. For informal inquires you can contact Dario Rosa (dario_rosa@ibs.re.kr).


Max Planck POSTECH/KOREA Research Initiative (MPK)

Military service researcher position in Center for Complex Phase Materials

MPK, a research institute in research networks with Max Planck Inititutes, Germany, was founded in 2011. MPK locates at POSTECH and consists of two research centers, Center for Complex Phase Materials (CPM) and Atto-Science (AS) Center .

MPK-CPM invites qualified applicants for one scientific researcher position under the Military Service Act. The position is open to experts in area of condensed matter physics experiments for quantum phenomena with phase complexity in strongly correlated electron systems, quantum materials with topology, magnetism, low dimensional systems, etc. MPK-CPM involves various experiments such as

  1. home-lab and Synchrotron based Electron Spectroscopies (ARPES, XAS, XMCD, etc) and X-ray scatterings (XRS, XRD, etc),
  2. Neutron scattering,
  3. Materials science (bulk and PLD films), and
  4. Scanning probe microscopy (AFM, STM, etc).

To apply, applicants should submit application documents of:

  1. Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications
  2. Short statements of past research experiences and future plan
  3. Contact information on two references.

The application deadline is 14th of July, 2021 but the applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The new appointment can be started as early as possible. We hope that the starting date is before Sep. 1st, 2021. The application documents should be sent by e-mail to Ms. Yeongeun Jeon(jye4278@mpk.or.kr), MPK Administration office:


POSTECH

Faculty Positions at POSTECH (Quantum Technology and Ultrafast Science)

The Department of Physics at Pohang University of Science and Technology in Korea invites applications for faculty positions in the fields of Quantum Technology and Ultrafast Science to begin in Spring 2022 (or later). We anticipate hiring at the tenure-track assistant professor level but will consider an associate professor or a full professor appointment for an exceptional candidate.

We seek candidates with the ability to build internationally competitive research programs at POSTECH. In the field of quantum technology, we are interested in (but not limited to) quantum devices (superconducting-, semiconductor-, or nanophotonics-based), atomic physics, quantum optics, and quantum information/quantum matter theory. In the field of ultrafast science, areas of interest include ultrafast time-resolved studies (e.g., dynamics, spectroscopy, and imaging) of materials and biological systems.

Successful candidates are expected to have international recognition in their fields or demonstrable potential for such. They are expected to establish independent research groups at POSTECH and 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 applications from exceptional Ph.D. students who expect to finish their Ph.D. by their faculty appointment date. Non-Korean citizens and female scientists are encouraged to apply.

To apply, candidates must submit an application dossier that consists of

  1. A Curriculum Vitae including the full list of publications, patents, etc.
  2. A statement of past research and future research plans.
  3. Five representative achievements (journal publications and/or R&D records).
  4. At least three references with their contact information.

Please be reminded that all documents submitted will not be returned. The application deadline is July 31, 2021 (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:

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


Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP)

Young Scientist Training Program (YST) 2021-3

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:

REMUNERATION:

SELECTION PROCESS AND TIMELINE:
  1. Application submission deadline: ~May 31, 2021 (UTC +09:00)
  2. Review by the Selection Committee: in early June (tbc)
  3. Announcement of successful candidate: in mid June (tbc)
APPLICATION: Click here to download the application form. The following items should be submitted to the email address written below by May 31, 2021 (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.

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 should not be accepted.

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


BK21 FOUR POSTECH

Physics Division

Research Professors and Postdoctoral Fellows in Physics

BK21 FOUR POSTECH Physics Division has about two 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 15 January 2021 for positions beginning as early as 1 February 2021 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.


Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics(APCTP)

Young Scientist Training Program (YST) 2021-3

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 2 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 September 1, 2021, but negotiable.

SELECTION PROCESS AND TIMELINE: 1. Application submission deadline: ~May 31, 2021 (UTC +09:00) 2. Review by the Selection Committee: in early June (tbc) 3. Announcement of successful candidate: in mid June (tbc) ASIA PACIFIC CENTER FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS (APCTP)


Kyungpook National University

Tenure Track Faculty Position

Department of Physics of Kyungpook National University, Daegu, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position as follows.

Field: Condensed Matter Physics (Experiment)

Date of Appointment: September, 2021

Application is accepted only through internet.
https://prad.knu.ac.kr/prad/.
(The details for the application process can be found in this website.)

Application period:
Online registration: 29 March, 2021 - 9 April, 2021 (12:00 KST) Documents submission: 1 April, 2021 - 9 April, 2021 (17:00 KST)

Contact: Division of Academic Affairs, Kyungpook National University, 80 Daehakro, Daegu 41566, Korea
(Tel. 053-950-2043~7, FAX 053-950-2039, Email: prad@knu.ac.kr)

Further information can be obtained by contacting Prof. Younjung Jo (Department Chair) through jophy@knu.ac.kr.