Academic and
Research Positions
in Korea

Updated 2020.5.25


Sogang University, Seoul, Korea

Junior Post-Doc. Position on Quantum Gravity

Position open to both Koreans and non-Koreans.

We are looking for one or two 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. This is the first recruitment for the group. There are two possible positions depending on his/her nationality.

1. Terms and conditions:

*** FOR KOREANS (REPUBLIC OF KOREA)
only and (will be ) graduated after Sept. 1, 2013 ("after Sept. 1, 2017" is preferred): Sept. 2020 - Aug. 2023 (1 + 1+ 1 years), quite competitive salary. It could be extended 1 year more depending on the budget or the applicants can apply for other KRF fellowships for young researchers.

This is the fellowship provided by the Korea Research Foundation (KRF) (for the details, click here ).

5 June 2020: The Initial Deadline for all the documents,

Once the applicant is selected, we are going to look into the details of the KRF documents together, if needed, before the KRF deadline, 12 June 2020. 18:00.

*** FOR NON-KOREANS
who (will be) graduated after Sept. 1, 2013 ("after Sept. 1, 2017" is preferred): Sept. 2020 - Aug. 2023 (2 + 1 years): The later starting date could be considered if needed. It could be extended 1 year more depending on the budget or the applicants can apply for other KRF fellowships.

The salary would "not" be quite competitive but enough for living without family in our Sinchon area. We are looking for an ambitious young Post-Doc. who wants to join our "challenging research project" while studying in our group.

Application materials: Applicants should submit pdf files of their

The review of applications will continue until the position is filled (the decision will be made at least before Aug. 1), but priority will be given to the applications received by July 31 2020.

2. Required background knowledge (common from now on):

  1. Experiences of (or at least familiarity with) related researches on quantum field theory (4-dimensional quantum field theory or 3-dimensional Chern-Simons theory), in particular, practical knowledge/experience on "renormalization"
  2. Experiences of (or at least familiarity with) related studies on the modified Einstein gravity, like f (R) or Gauss-Bonnet gravity, in particular, practical knowledge/experience on "ADM formalism, black hole solutions, Penrose diagram, Hawking radiation calculation".
  3. No difficulties in analytic (tensor analysis) and numerical computations (ODE calculation) using Maple / Mathematica.
  4. [Opional] Program encoding, Data analysis using MCMC (or CosmoMC)
  5. Some string theory backgrounds (D brane, AdS / CFT, dS / CFT, etc) would be helpful though not studied directly in our group.

3. Research topics:

  1. Modified gravity: Lorentz violating gravity (Horava gravity),
  2. < Astrophysical and cosmological tests of Lorentz violating quantum gravity,
  3. Renormalization of Lifshitz field theory and Lorentz violating quantum gravity.
Contact: Mu-In Park
Email: muinpark@gmail.com


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 5th of June, 2020 but the applications will c ontinue to be accepted until the position is filled. The application documents should be sent by e-mail to Mr. Jungkyoon Ko(kojk1@mpk.or.kr), MPK Administration office


Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP)

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.

REMUNERATION.

SELECTION PROCESS.

APPLICATION.
NOTE: Each document submitted for items 1 to 4 above must be in English, and the first 3 should be combined in a single PDF file, unsigned and not encrypted.


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 50,500,000 Korean Won (approximately US$43,380 at current exchange rate) for Research Fellows, and 57,500,000 Korean Won for KIAS Assistant Professors, respectively. In addition, individual research funds of 10,000,000 ~ 13,000,000 Korean Won 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. Further information on our latest call for applications is available in the following page http://www.kias.re.kr/sub01/sub01_08_02.jsp.

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


University of Seoul

NSRI (Natural Science Research Institute) at the University of Seoul is a designated research institute for military service and looks for scientific researchers who intend to serve as specialists for military service under the Military Service Act Article 37.

  • Areas of research fields:
    • Cosmology and Astrophysics Data Science
    • Detector R&D and Simulation, Particle Physics Data Science
    • Big data science in complex system

  • Eligibility:
    • Ph.D. or M.S. degree in Physics
    • Persons who do not have a reason for disqualification under Article 33 of the National Civil Service Act and regulations for recruiting researchers
    • Persons who do not have a reason for disqualification for transfer of specialized research personnel under the Military Service

  • Admission Schedule:
    • Document submission deadline: Friday, Dec. 6, 2019
    • 1st round (document review) announcement: Monday, Dec. 9, 2019
    • 2nd round (interview & presentation): Friday, Dec. 13, 2019
    • Final Admission Announcement: Monday, Dec. 16, 2019
    • Date of appointment: Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020

  • Documents to be submitted (email submission only):
    • Resume and Research plan (PDF)
    • Doctoral/Master thesis, List of publications (in PDF)
    • Contact information for two references (email and phone number)

      Mr. Seduk Chang
      NSRI (Natural Science Research Institute), University of Seoul.


    POSTECH

    Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Biophysics at The Department of Physics, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) invites one tenure-track faculty position to begin in Fall 2020 or earlier in the area of biophysics.

    We seek candidates with the potential to build an 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. Curriculum Vitae including a full list of publications, patents, and technology transfers etc.
    2. Statement of past research and future plans,
    3. Three representative achievements (journal publications and/or R&D records).
    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 Nov. 11, 2019 (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. Min Ok KIM, Department of Physics,
    POSTECH, 77 Cheongam-Ro, Nam-Gu,
    Pohang, Gyeongbuk 37673, South Korea

    E-mail: ph-recruit@physics.postech.ac.kr Website: https://faculty.postech.ac.kr

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


    Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP)

    Young Scientist Training Program(YST) 2020-1

    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 date 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 salary, including severance pay, is in the range KRW 32,500,000 to KRW 40,000,000 depending on research experience and qualification. In addition to the salary, research expenses, KRW 3,000,000/year along with part of relocation costs are provided. The starting date is expected to be April 1, 2020 but is negotiable.

    APPLICATIONS
    You should apply by sending the application form which can be downloaded at the APCTP website (https://www.apctp.org/myboard/read.php?id=25&Board=job) via email by October 20, 2019 (UTC +09:00). You must submit with your application:

    1. a curriculum vitae;

    2. a short description of research accomplishments with a publication list;

    3. a statement of proposed work;

    4. two letters of recommendation, arranged to be sent directly from the referees by the same deadline.

    NOTE: Each document submitted for items 1 to 4 above must be in English, and the first 3 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


    Sogang University

    Department of Phyiscs

    Faculty positions (tarting from March 2020)

    • Field: Experimental physics (condensed matter physics or optics preferred)

    • Contact: doseok@sogang.ac.kr

    • Application Period: September 2 ~ September 16, 2019

    • For further information, go to (http://professor.sogang.ac.kr). webpage in Korean and in English.


    APCTP

    Leaders of Independent Junior Research Group (JRG) 2020

    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), 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:

    The aim of these positions is to strengthen the research capacity 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. Current JRGs at the Center can be found at the following link at https://www.apctp.org/sub02/index44.php?mcode=44. Each JRG leader is well ensured academic independence and encouraged to build his/her own research group. Leaders are also expected to promote and take advantage of the connection with other research institutions in the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

    REMUNERATION:
    Funding is initially available for three years, renewable up to two additional years depending on the research performance and the availability of resources for the program. An annual salary, including severance pay, will start from KRW 65,000,000 depending on research experience and qualification. In addition to the salary, a rent-free house, personal office space, and research grant of KRW 80,000,000 per year along with part of relocation costs are 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, 2020, but is negotiable.

    APPLICATION:
    You should apply by sending the application form which can be downloaded at the APCTP website (https://www.apctp.org/myboard/read.php?Board=job&Board=job&id=24) via email by October 3, 2019 (UTC +09:00). You must submit with your application:

    1. a curriculum vitae;
    2. a short description of research accomplishments with a publication list;
    3. a statement of proposed work;
    4. 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 4 above must be in English, and the first 3 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 University

    Physics Department, and IBS Center for Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics

    A tenure-track faculty position

    Department of Physics in Korea University ( http://physics.korea.ac.kr ) invites applicants for one tenure-track faculty position jointly affiliated with IBS Center for Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics (CMSD, http://cmsd.ibs.re.kr). The starting date is expected to be September 1, 2019.

    The position is open to experts in all areas of optics (optical spectroscopy, biophotonics, biophysics, nanophotonics, applied physics related to optics, etc.) with research topics related to those of CMSD. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics or closely related fields.

    Candidates should submit the documents listed below to bk21korea@korea.ac.kr by no later than April 24, 2019 (KST).

    Curriculum vitae including a full list of journal publications, books, conference presentations, R&D records, etc. Representative journal publications (up to five) A statement of research plan. At least three references with their contact information (except for candidates already in the tenure-track position at universities and research institutes).

    For further inquiries, please contact Prof. Junegone Chay (chay@korea.ac.kr), Chair of the Search Committee, or Prof. Wonshik Choi (wonshik@korea.ac.kr), Associate Director of CMSD.


    Korea University

    Physics Department

    A tenure-track faculty position in physics for female scientists

    Physics Department at Korea University invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position in physics beginning September 1, 2019. This position is open exclusively to female candidates in all areas of physics. The on-line application deadline is April 24, 2019 (KST).

    The detailed application procedure can be found at the on-line application site: http://invite.korea.ac.kr. For further inquiries, please contact Prof. Junegone Chay (chay@korea.ac.kr), Chair of the Search Committee.



    Korea University

    IBS Center for Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics (IBS CMSD) Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

    IBS CMSD located at Korea University Seoul campus invites applications for postdoctoral fellows. Two or three positions are open to experts in optics (optical physics, optical imaging, biophotonics, biophysics, and optical spectroscopy) with research expertises related to the super-depth imaging group https://www.bioimaging.korea.ac.kr. in IBS CMSD https://cmsd.ibs.re.kr.

    The minimum annual salary is 33,000,000 Korean Won, and the salary will be commensurate with research experience and expertise. The initial appointment is for two years, and further renewal is possible upon mutual agreements.

    The application period: 25 February 2019 until the positions are filled.

    1. Starting date: negotiable
    2. Application documents: CV, a list of publications, a letter of research interest, two recommendation letters.

    For further inquiries, please contact Prof. Wonshik Choi (wonshik@korea.ac.kr), associate director of IBS CMSD.