Academic and
Research Positions
in Korea

Updated 2019.6.15


POSTECH

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics and Biophysics.

The Department of Physics (http://ph.postech.ac.kr) at Pohang University of Science and Technology(POSTECH) (http://www.postech.ac.kr/eng/) in Korea invites two tenure-track faculty positions to begin in Spring 2020 or earlier in the area of Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics (Quantum optics and Quantum information) and Biophysics including Bio-imaging.

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. a Curriculum Vitae including a full list of publications, patents, and technology transfers etc.,
  2. a statement of past research and future plans,
  3. three representative achievements (journal publications and/or R&D records),and
  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 July 22, 2019 (KST) but applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. All application materials should be sent either by postal mail, electronic mail or website 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)


POSTECH

BK21Plus Physics Division Research Professors and Postdoctoral Fellows in Physics

POSTECH BK21Plus Physics Division has about three openings for research professors or postdoctoral fellows.

The annual salary starts from 36,000,000 Korean Won (approximately US$30,000 at the current exchange rate) for postdoctoral fellows and 48,000,000 Korean Won (approximately US$40,000) for research professors. The appointment for the position is for one year.The minimum qualification is PhD certificate for postdoctoral fellows and one year of postdoctoral (or equivalent) experience for research professors.

The application deadline is 31 May 2019 for positions beginning as early as 1 August 2019 but no later than 1 October 2019. Applications must include a CV, and a list of publications. Applicants should also arrange one recommendation letter (two for the researchprofessor 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, POSTECH BK21 Physics Division & Department of Physics

Those interested are strongly encouraged to contact individual faculty members of the BK21Plus Physics Division with common research interest since selected candidates are expected to maintain a strong collaboration with the faculty members. The prospect ofthe 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 POSTECHBK21Plus Physics Division web site http://physics21.postech.ac.kr.


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.


Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP)

Young Scientist Training Program(YST) 2019-2

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:

REMUNERATION:

APPLICATIONS:

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

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


Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP)

Leaders of Independent Junior Research Group (JRG) 2019

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, founded in 1996, is a nongovernmental organization aiming for an international center dedicated to excellence in research and the training of young scientists in the Asia-Pacific region.

JOB DESCRIPTION

REMUNERATION APPLICATIONS

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. a recommendation letter respectively from two referees: the two letters of recommendation should be arranged to be sent directly from your referees by the application 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

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.


Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS)

Assistant Professor & Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics

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$45,900 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 Korean Won for research fellows and 13,000,000 Korean Won for KIAS Assistant Professors 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. 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:

Ms. Sunmi Wee
Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS)
85 Hoegiro (Cheongnyangni-dong 207-43)
Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02455, South Korea


Max Planck Postech / Korea Research Initiative

Center for Attosecond Science and Technology (CASTECH)

POST-DOCTORAL POSITIONS

CASTECH ( http://lsl.postech.ac.kr/ ) has been established to study ultrafast electron dynamics in atoms, molecules and condensed matter systems, using isolated attosecond pulses and a-few-cycle femtosecond lasers. CASTECH is interested in promoting the measurement, control and exploitation of ultrafast phenomena in nature that have never been explored before. CASTECH is currently operating attosecond light facilities for atomic and molecular physics, ultrafast time-resolved ARTOF (angle-resolved TOF) for band structure dynamics, ultrafast time-resolved PEEM for plasmonic dynamics. CASTECH is also carrying out transient absorption and magnetism (ultrafast magnetism) using a few cycle pulses. Recenlty added is a mid IR femtosecond source to expand the research capabilities into ~ 1keV photon generation and dynamical control of material properties deriving resonant phonons.

CASTECH under MPK is seeking excellent post-doctoral researchers to carry out experiments for the study of ultrafast science using attosecond / femtosecond metrology along with TOF, VMI electron spectrometer, ARTOF electron spectrometer, PEEM and XUV spectrometer.

The successful candidates are expected to have an experience of pump-probe experiments using femtosecond laser with knowledge related to basic optics, and programming skill for data acquisition and analysis in one of atomic, molecular and condensed matter physics area.

An applicant is requested to submit

  1. CV
  2. statement of research achievements in the past and
  3. two letters of recommendation to Prof. Dong Eon Kim ( e-mail: kimd@postech.ac.kr )

Further inquiry is also to be sent to


POSTECH BK21Plus Physics Division

Research Professors and Postdoctoral Fellows in Physics

POSTECH BK21Plus Physics Division has about two openings for research professors or postdoctoral fellows.

The annual salary starts from 36,000,000 Korean Won (approximately US$33,000 at the current exchange rate) for postdoctoral fellows and 48,000,000 Korean Won (approximately US$44,000) 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 2018 for positions beginning as early as 1 February 2019 but no later than 1 April 2019. 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 POSTECH BK21 Physics Division & Department of Physics:

skyung@postech.ac.kr

Those interested are strongly encouraged to contact individual faculty members of the BK21Plus 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 POSTECH BK21Plus Physics Division web site http://recruit.sejong.ac.kr.

The application deadline is 10. 10, 2018. To ensure full consideration, application documents should be received no later than this date. Additionally applicants will be requested to arrange for two letters of recommendations to be sent to the Department Chair (gunnkim@sejong.ac.kr). For further information, please contact Prof. Hee-Won Lee (hwlee@sejong.ac.kr).


Pusan National University

Department of Physics Education

Faculty position in Theoretical Physics (all areas of physics)


Sogang University

Faculty position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics or Optics, starting in March 2019 (spring semester).

For further information, contact the Chairperson:

Additional information will be posted on August 13 at


Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP)

Young Scientist Training Program(YST) 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.

The YST program is for young physicists who are at an early stage of their research career and provides the opportunity for the best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world for a period of up to two years. All subject areas in theoretical physics are eligible. The APCTP offers YST fellows an ideal environment for research and 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 at the APCTP or at APCTP’s member and partner institutes.

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, some research expenses and part of relocation costs, KRW 3,000,000/year are provided. The starting date is expected to be November 1, 2018.

Please send the application package including CV, publication list, short description of research accomplishments, future plans, at least two recommendation letters respectively from referees to yst@apctp.org by August 11, 2018 (UTC +09:00). The letters of recommendation should be arranged to be sent directly from the referees to the above email address by the application deadline.