Academic and
Research Positions
in Korea

Updated 2022.08.10


HANYANG UNIVERSITY

Department of Physics

The Department of Physics in Hanyang University, Seoul Korea, opens a tenure track faculty position in Field theory and its applications. The area of search is open to various fields including string theory and gravity as well as condensed matter theory. The position is a tenure-track appointment and starts March 1st, 2023.

The deadline for application is September 4th, 2022.

Inquiries or application materials should be sent to the search committee chair by email: Sang-Jin Sin (sangjin.sin@gmail.com).


Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP)

Leaders of Independent Junior Research Group (JRG) 2022-2


KOREA GROUP OF CMS

Research Positions

We invite applications to five postdoctoral research positions for the Korea-CMS group. The Korean group participating in the CMS experiment at CERN consists of 120 members from 10 institutions. We participate in the upgrade, maintenance, and operation of the Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC) muon and Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) detector system, detector upgrade, and a variety of physics analyses.

Recently. we have been also participating in the MIP Timing Detector (MTD) project for CMS Phase-2 Upgrade.

Below, we list several hiring institutions and their related physics analyses and detector R&D tasks. At this time, each institution will hire one postdoc while KNU will hire two postdocs.

  1. Sejong University – (Prof. Hyunsoo Kim)
    The high energy physics (HEP) group at Sejong University has two faculties. The successful candidate will be working with Prof. Hyunsoo Kim (hyunsookim@sejong.ac.kr) and is expected to lead physics analysis efforts. The main research area of interest is Top quark physics.

    Main location: Sejong University, Seoul Contact: Hyunsoo Kim (hyunsookim@sejong.ac.kr)

  2. Kyungpook National University, KNU – (Prof. Chang-Seong Moon)
    The HEP group at Kyungpook National University (KNU) has four faculties in CMS. The two successful candidates are expected to play a major role in physics data analysis and detector R&D with Prof. Chang-Seong Moon (csmoon@cern.ch). The Moon group has involvement in several detector R&D projects including the Endcap Timing Layer (ETL) of CMS MIP Timing Detector (MTD) upgrade and the development of AI-based Level-1 trigger algorithms for HL-LHC as well as silicon sensor R&D for future HEP experiment and industry applications. The physics program in the KNU group focuses on searches for new physics including Dark Matter, Long-lived particles, and Z' bosons as well as the measurement of Bose-Einstein Correlations in the heavy-ion collision. In addition, the group plays a leading role in benchmark studies on the Deep Learning approach for new physics search using GPUs and HPC based on multi-node CPU architectures (Xeon Phi nodes) on the Nurion supercomputer at Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI).

    Main location: Kyungpook National University, Daegu or CERN, Switzerland or Fermilab, US

    Contact: Chang-Seong Moon (csmoon@cern.ch)

  3. Kyung Hee University – (Prof. Junghwan Goh)
    The HEP group at Kyung Hee University (KHU) opens a Postdoc position to be based in Korea. The successful candidate is expected to work on the RPC detector maintenance and related software developments, Top quark physics. In addition, there can be opportunities to work on ML-applications with HPC resources.

    Main location: Kyung Hee University, Seoul

    Contact: Junghwan Goh (jhgoh@cern.ch)

  4. Chonnam National University, CNU – (Prof. Dong Ho Moon)
    The high energy heavy ion physics group at Chonnam National University (CNU) is looking for a post-doc candidate to stay at CERN. The successful candidate will be working with Prof. Dong Ho Moon (dmoon@cern.ch) and is expected to lead physics analysis efforts. The main research areas of interest are the physics of quarkonia and EM probes in heavy ion collisions. The detailed physics topics will be determined later after discussion. The candidate should join in Run 3 preparation and take some central shifts.

    Main location: CERN, Switzerland

    Contact: Dong Ho Moon (dmoon@cern.ch)

We are looking for candidates who can take on a leading role in the ongoing activities, and physics analyses. Strong technical knowledge in software and analyses with demonstrated problem-solving skills are desirable. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in experimental particle physics. The salary range is starting from 30M to 50M Korean won per year depending on their experience and performance based on the case to stay in Korea. But for the case to stay at CERN, the extra travel money will be supported considering the prices of Switzerland. The position is for two years with a possible extension of another two years upon mutual agreement.

Candidates should send a CV, a list of publications, and the contact information of two or more references to each preferred institution leader in the ranked list.

We ask the candidates not to have the reference letters sent to us. We will ask for reference letters once we have narrowed the list of possible candidates.

The deadline for application is the 15th of July. Please send an email to Dong Ho Moon (dmoon@cern.ch) if you have questions about the process.


Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP)

Young Scientist Training Program (YST) 2022-2

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) 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 3 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 October 1, 2022, but negotiable.

SELECTION PROCESS AND TIMELINE:

APPLICATION
Click here to download the application form. The following items should be submitted to the email address written below by June 14, 2022 (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.

For further information, please contact
Program Officer (Young Scientist Training Program)
Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics
E-mail: yst@apctp.org


University of Seoul Department of Physics

Regular tenure-track faculty position in theoretical physics


Sogang University

Junior Post-Doc. Position on Quantum Gravity

We are looking for one junior Post-Doc. who wants to do quantum gravity research. 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.

There is one possible position.


Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP)

Leaders of Independent Junior Research Group (JRG) 2022

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION
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. The position of a JRG leader requires a PhD degree and experience in the area he/she is concerned with. Current JRGs at the Center can be found at the following link (https://www.apctp.org/theme/d/html/research/01.php). 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, and research grant of KRW 100,000,000 per year will be provided. The grant can be used for hiring postdoctoral fellows and for covering research activities. The starting date is expected to be July 1, 2022. The JRG leader will also be appointed as an affiliated Faculty of the POSTECH Physics Department.

SELECTION PROCESS AND TIMELINE

  1. Application submission deadline: ~Feb. 28 2022 (UTC +09:00)
  2. Review by the Selection Committee and invitation to attend an online interview: in March (tbc)
  3. Online interview and presentation: in March (tbc)
  4. Announcement of successful candidate: in April (tbc)
APPLICATION
Click here to download the application form.

The following items should be submitted to the email address written below by February 28, 2022 (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:

Thorough reading of ‘Job Description’ is required to determine applicant’s eligibility as it will not be answered by the Program Officer.

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


Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP)

Young Scientist Training Program (YST) 2022

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 3 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 May 1, 2022, but negotiable.

SELECTION PROCESS AND TIMELINE:
Application submission deadline: ~January 21, 2022 (UTC +09:00) Review by the Selection Committee: in mid February (tbc) Announcement of successful candidate: in late February (tbc)

APPLICATION:
Click here to download the application form. The following items should be submitted to the email address written below by January 21, 2022 (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.

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


Pohang University of Science and Technology

BK21 FOUR POSTECH Physics Division

Research Professors and Postdoctoral Fellows in Physics

BK21 FOUR POSTECH Physics Division has about three 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 3 December 2021 for positions beginning as early as 1 February 2022 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.


Pohang University of Science and Technology

Quantum Field Theory and String Theory Group is inviting a number of postdoctoral fellows in the field of quantum field and string theory, broadly defined.

Postech is one of the best science and engineering universities in Asia. It is located in the harbor city of Pohang, at the south-eastern part of Korea. It is well-connected to all the major cities in Korea via express train.

The QFT/String Theory Group at Postech is led by Gil Young Cho, Hee-Cheol Kim and Jaemo Park. We work on various aspects of QFT, string theory, topological phases of matter and mathematical physics. We expect highly qualified candidates in the field, who demonstrated the potential through publications or dissertations. One can find other research groups in APCTP, Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics, 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. APCTP is located at Postech campus and one can find close interactions and collaborations between Postech and APCTP.

The initial appointment is for 2 years and is extendable for 1 extra year upon performance review and funding situation. The expected starting date is March 1st or September 1st, 2022 but is negotiable. Early starting date is preferred.

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, research statement, and three recommendation letters via AcademicJobsOnline by Dec 15th, 2021. The relevant site is https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Postech/FieldString. Alternatively from Job Listings of AcademicJobsOnline, choose Pohang University of Science and Technology, Field/String Group, Department of Physics. Also, indicate the preferred closest starting date between March and September of this year.


Kyungpook National University

Department of Physics

Faculty Position in Experimental Nuclear or Particle Physics

Job description:
The Department of Physics at Kyungpook National University in the Republic of Korea (South) invites applicants for a faculty position in Experimental Nuclear or Particle Physics. The anticipated start date for this position is March 1, 2022. Applications will be considered for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor.

Qualifications: Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Experimental Nuclear or Particle Physics and an outstanding record of research accomplishments. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program, teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses, provide service in support of the department, obtain research funding, and supervise graduate students.

About the Nuclear & Particle Physics Group: The Nuclear & Particle Physics group at Kyungpook National University consists of 10 faculty members. Seven of them are experimental physicists and three theorists. Currently, the faculty members are working on wide-ranging physics experiments such as CMS at CERN, Belle at KEK, AMoRE (neutrinoless double beta decay), COSINE (dark matter search), and CLAS12 of Jefferson Lab. The group has solid expertise in silicon detectors, R&D for scintillators, and calorimeter and runs excellent facilities to build these detectors. In addition, the group has solid expertise in silicon detectors, R&D for scintillators, and calorimeter. It runs excellent facilities to build these detectors and produce scintillating crystals. Based on this expertise and facilities, the group members have made essential contributions to detector R&D for AMoRE, Belle II, EIC (Electron-Ion Collider), and FCC-ee & CEPC (Future Lepton Collider).

Application Procedure:
To apply, please visit: href="http://prad.knu.ac.kr.

Applicants must enter all information via the faculty invitation system http://prad.knu.ac.kr. and upload supplementary documents to the system. Supplementary documents include:

  1. a publication related to the Ph.D. thesis topic,
  2. a list of publications for recent 4 years,
  3. a list of three selected publications for recent 4 years,
  4. description of two selected publications (1 page of A4 for each publication),
  5. a list of oral presentations in conferences since post-doc,
  6. contact information for three persons who can write the letters of recommendation.

The deadline for application: November 4, 2021, 12:00 pm in Korea

Inquiries may be addressed to the department chair by e-mail to jophy@knu.ac.kr or phone call to the department office +82) 53-950-5316.

For further information about the department, please visit http://physicsknu.org.