Academic and
Research Positions
in Korea

Updated 2020.12.25


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) 2021-2

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION & ELIGIBILITY
The YST program aims to provide career development opportunities for young physicists who are at an early stage of their research career but with a proven record of research. It is anticipated that this fellowship can lead to a more permanent academic position. 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 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 addition to the salary, research grant of KRW 5,000,000/year is provided. The starting date is expected to be March 1, 2021.

SELECTION PROCESS

  1. Submission deadline: Jan 15, 2021
  2. Review by the Selection Committee
  3. Announcement of the final YST fellows: in February (tbc)

APPLICATION

You should apply by sending the application form which can be downloaded at the APCTP website (https://apctp.org/myboard/read.php?id=36&Board=job)

The following items should be submitted to the email address written below by January 15, 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. Late submissions will not be accepted.

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


IBS Center for Theoretical Physics of Complex Systems


Soongsil University

Tenure Track Faculty Opening


Korea University (Sejong Campus)

Tenure Track Faculty Opening

Date of Appointment: March 1, 2021

Place: Korea University Sejong Campus(Sejong-ro 2511, Sejong-si, South Korea)

Position

Field

Deadline: Thursday, 22 October 2020, 23:59 (KST)

How to apply: Submit the application materials by e-mail to justie74@korea.ac.kr [Professor Seung Yoon Ryu (+82-44-860-1320) ].


University of Seoul

NSRI (Natural Science Research Institute)

Natural Science Research Institute(NSRI) at the University of Seoul is a designated research institute for scientific specialists for military service under the Military Service Act Article 37. NSRI has one possible opening for 2021 and is looking for a young researcher who plans to work as a special military service agent. (The availability of military service position will be announced in Dec. 2020)

  1. Position and Number of Opening Researcher (under military service) - 1 person

  2. Qualification
    - Ph.D. degree in Physics
    - Persons who do not have a reason for disqualification for transfer
    of specialized research personnel under the Military Service.

  3. Areas of Research Fields
    - Astro-particle physics and Cosmology
    - High Energy Cosmic Ray Physics, Collider Physics
    - Development and simulation of particle detector

  4. Employment Term
    - Starting from 2020.11.01. until the fulfillment of military service
    (3 year). Actual military service will start in Jan. 2021 when the military service position become available.
    - 36,000,000 KRW per year

  5. Application Schedule
    - Document submission deadline : by October 23, 2020. Email(hi@uos.ac.kr) submission only
    - 1st result announcement for document review : by October 26, 2020.
    - 2nd result announcement for interview: by October 30, 2020.
    - Date of Employment: Starting from Nov 1, 2021, but Military service will start in Jan. 2021 upon the availability.

  6. Documents to be submitted

    - Resume (CV), List of publications and Research plan
    - Copies of Ph.D certification, transcripts and Doctoral thesis (in PDF)
    - Contact information(email and phone number) for 2 references

  7. Notice for Applicants
    - Availability of military service position will be announced in Dec. 2020 and the selection procedure can be terminated without any notification accordingly.
    - Document submitted is not given back to applicants and we withdraw the employment contract if there are any false.
    - Applicant cannot serve as military scientific specialist at NSRI when availability for 2021 isn’t assigned from Korean Military ManPower Administration.
    - For more information, contact NSRI(02-6490-6712) or email hi@uos.ac.kr


Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP)

Young Scientist Training Program (YST) 2021

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 , 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.

JOB DESCRIPTION & ELIGIBILITY

The YST program aims to provide career development opportunities for young physicists who are at an early stage of their research career but with a proven record of research. It is anticipated that this fellowship can lead to a more permanent academic position. 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 a doctoral degree (PhD or Dsc, etc.) 2 months before the start of work.

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/year along with relocation costs are provided. The starting date is expected to be March 1, 2021.

SELECTION PROCESS

  1. Submission deadline: Nov. 2, 2020
  2. Review by the Selection Committee
  3. Announcement of the final YST fellows: in December (tbc)

APPLICATION

Click here, or Click here to download the application form.

The following items should be submitted to the email address written below by November 2, 2020 (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 (Young Scientist Training Program)

Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics
E-mail: yst@apctp.org


Korean Physical Society/CERN

CERN-TH CKC Fellowship
Postdoctoral Position

The Korean Physical Society and CERN invite applications for postdoctoral positions with an anticipated appointment date of 1 September 2021.

The relevant research topic is in high energy physics, including cosmology, high-energy astrophysics, field and string theory. The fellow will join the theory division of CERN, and the appointment is for two years. Please note that the application documents should be sent to both CERN and Korean Physical Society separately. The deadline is Oct 15/Oct 18 respectively.

More information can be found at CERN and at KPS.


Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP)

Leaders of Independent Junior Research Group (JRG) 2021-1

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 and the training of young scientists in the Asia-Pacific region.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The aim of these positions is to strengthen the research capacity of the Center by forming new JRGs. 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 (https://www.apctp.org/sub02/index44.php?mcode=44). 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, relocation costs, 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 April 1, 2021.

The JRG leader will also be appointed as an affiliated Faculty of the POSTECH Physics Department.

SELECTION PROCESS •Application

  1. Submission deadline: ~Oct. 28, 2020
  2. Review by the Selection Committee
  3. Invitation to attend an online interview: in late November (tbc)
•Interview and presentation

  1. Interview and presentation: in early December (tbc)
  2. Comprehensive evaluation by the Selection Committee
  3. Announcement of the final JRG leaders: in December (tbc)

APPLICATION

Click here DOCX, or Click here pdf.

The following items should be submitted to the email address written below by October 28, 2020 (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
E-mail: jrg@apctp.org


Korea Institute of Energy Technology, Naju, Korea

Faculty Positions

Korea Institute of Energy Technology, a new university expected to open in March, 2022, invites applications for tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in energy-related research areas such as artificial intelligence for energy, new energy materials, smart energy grid, hydrogen energy, energy-climate-environment. Teaching-track as well as research-track faculty positions are also available. Successful applicants are expected to develop and lead internationally recognized energy-related research programs with strong commitment to world-class innovative undergraduate and graduate education and supervision. Applicants should possess a PhD or equivalent in a related area, and be capable of giving lectures in English.

Korea Institute of Energy Technology is jointly funded by the Korean Government and Korea Energy Power Company (KEPCO), a utility company listed in NYSE and ranked #192 in Global Fortune 500 with 54.4B US$ revenue in 2019. Competitive salaries and seed funding will be provided for newly-hired faculty members. The 99 acres campus in Naju is planned to accommodate research centers, core education and research facilities, and housing for 400 undergraduate students and 600 graduate students. A single department, Department of Energy Technology, with 100 faculty members in several majors will be formed. Innovative problem-based learning curricula are planned for both undergraduate and graduate education using on-line and AR/VR/MR contents with campus-wide 5G network. Korea Institute of Energy Technology is fully dedicated to innovation in university education through connected, virtual, AI and other technologies. We are particularly interested in faculty members with experience in developing innovative curricula.

Positions are available in the following areas, but are not limited to

Please submit application materials including
  1. cover letter,
  2. CV with a full list of publication, invited presentation, patents and technology transfer, etc.,
  3. teaching and research plans, and
  4. pdf reprints of five representative publications, and
  5. a list of more than three references with appropriate contact information
to Mr. Se Ho Park through email (biz-globalrecruit@kepco.co.kr).

Candidates should provide materials to support their excellency in university education and research. Candidates are requested to arrange to have the three recommendation letters submitted directly to Mr. Park via email. Individual evaluation and hiring process will begin as soon as all materials are received. Successful candidates will be asked to have an interview either on-line or off-line for further evaluation. Further inquiries should be made to Mr. Park through email.


Korea University, CMSD, IBS.

Postdoctoral Position in Quantum Spectroscopy and Metrology with Single Photon Frequency Comb (Experiment and theory)

The Center for Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics (CMSD, IBS, Korea University) is inviting applications for two postdoctoral positions in experimental and theoretical quantum & nonlinear spectroscopy of atomic & molecular systems and quantum metrology. The successful candidate will be based in the group of Prof. Tai Hyun Yoon, Optical Frequency Comb Group, CMSD, IBS, Korea University, and will have close collaborations with the Group of Director Prof. Minhaeng Cho for the ultrafast dual (triple) frequency comb spectroscopy of molecules in condensed phases.

Our group in CMSD, IBS, Korea University, has special interests in exploring and demonstrating quantum metrology and spectroscopy techniques by using a single-photon frequency comb, which is a phase-coherent light source at the single-photon level and developed in this group. Typical research topics include:

  1. A Novel quantum interferometer that can break the fundamental sensitivity limit set by the quantum projection noise in phase measurement

  2. Quantum spectroscopy and imaging with undetected photons

  3. Ultra-short spectroscopy and imaging with undetected photons

The successful candidates will focus on developing, validating and optimizing new experimental and theoretical tools based on the new light sources pumped by optical frequency comb and down-converted by stimulated parametric down converters with degenerated and non-degenerated signal & idler photons in frequency comb states.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a Research Professor of CMSD, IBS, Korea University. The initial appointment is for two years and continuation for up to total five years will depend on the PD performance during the first two years.

Job Requirements

For further information, contact


Max Planck POSTECH/KOREA Research Initiative

Postdoctoral Position in Ultrafast Nonlinear Spectroscopy of Solids (Theory)

The Center for Attosecond Science and Technology of Max Planck POSTECH/Korea research initiative (MPK, Prof. Dong Eon Kim’s group) and the Max Planck Institute for Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPI-SD, Prof. Angel Rubio’s group) are inviting applications for a postdoctoral position in theoretical nonlinear ultrafast spectroscopy of condensed-matter systems, in close collaboration with our ongoing and future experimental efforts. The successful candidate will be based in the group of Prof. Angel Rubio at MPI-SD Hamburg-Germany and has the opportunity to visit MPK on a regular basis.

Our MPK/MPI-SD collaboration is specially interested in exploring and controlling the ultrafast electron dynamics in quantum materials at the sub-femtosecond time scale following the interaction with ultrashort lasers. Typical research questions include: can the nonlinear response of the system encode topological structural information, such as the Berry curvature or topological invariants in materials with non-trivial topology? Is it possible to track in real time the evolution of anomalous effects in quantum materials, such as chiral fermions physics in Weyl semi-metals, via non-linear spectroscopy techniques?

The successful candidate will focus on developing, validating and optimizing new theoretical tools, both analytical and numerical, to describe the fundamental mechanisms involved in high harmonic generation or photoelectron emissions (ARPES) measurements to investigate the physical processes above mentioned in topological insulators, Weyl-Dirac Semimetals and 2D or 3D materials (TMDCs, van Der Waals materials). This position provides a unique opportunity to pursue fundamental studies in the emerging area of ultrafast condensed-matter physics with far-reaching impact on the theoretical as well as experimental research at POSTECH / MPI-SD and beyond.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a researcher of MPK & MPI-SD, and will stay at the Max Planck Institute for Structure and Dynamics of Matter (Hamburg, Germany) with a possibility of visits to Max Planck Institute in Korea for short periods. The initial appointment is for one year and continuation for a second year will depend on the PD performance during the first year.

Job Requirements

For more information Contact Dr. Alexis Chacon (achacon@postech.ac.kr) on half of Prof. Dong Eon Kim (kimd@postech.ac.kr) and Prof. Angel Rubio (angel.rubio@mpsd.mpg.de):

https://www.mpsd.mpg.de/en

http://lsl.postech.ac.kr