Academic and
Research Positions
in Korea

Updated 2020.3.26

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.
(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:

Further information can be obtained by contacting Prof. Younjung Jo (Department Chair) through

Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP)

opens a few positions for
Leaders of Independent Junior Research Group (JRG) 2021-2

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 ( 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.

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. Current JRGs at the Center can be found at the following link ( 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.

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 students, as well as for covering research activities. The starting date is expected to be September 1, 2021. The JRG leader will also be appointed as an affiliated Faculty of the POSTECH Physics Department. SELECTION PROCESS AND TIMELINE

    1. Application submission deadline: ~Apr. 25 2021 (UTC +09:00) 2. Review by the Selection Committee and invitation to attend an online interview: in early May (tbc) 3. Online interview and presentation: in mid May (tbc) 4. Announcement of successful candidate: in mid May (tbc)

Click here to download the application form. The following items should be submitted to the email address written below by April 25, 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.

Program Officer (Junior Research Group),
Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics,


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 (

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 ( or at the BK21 FOUR POSTECH Physics Division Faculty menbers list site