[School of Comp.Sci.] 2021 KIAS Recruitment Announcement for Faculty Position in Computational Sciences
2021-01-21 | Admin

2021 KIAS Recruitment Announcement

for Faculty Position in Computational Sciences


Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) was founded in 1996 by Korean Government to promote research excellence in the basic sciences. KIAS provides its members with a highly interactive, supportive, and dynamic research-friendly environment. Currently, KIAS is comprised of approximately 20 regular faculty members and 80 plus postdoctoral research fellows at the School of Mathematics, the School of Physics, and the School of Computational Sciences.


The School of Computational Sciences is seeking outstanding faculty candidates for one full-time Professor position in one of the areas of Computational sciences.



1. Position Details




No. of


Research Field





Computational Sciences

  o AI/Deep learning

  o Quantum Information

  o Protein folding

  o Theory of Materials

  o All areas of Computational Sciences


2. Required Qualifications


Those who are qualified under the “Korean State Public Officials Act”

   (Refer to the disqualifying factors listed in Article 33.)

Doctorate degrees in the relevant field

Demonstrated ability to lead multidisciplinary teams and develop junior scientists.

Strong verbal and written communication skills to clearly convey complex concepts and computational analyses

    to diverse audiences

Demonstrated research excellency, various experiences, and leadership in the field which bring the research

    area to the world-leading level

Record of, or demonstrated potential for, successful research and publication in the subject research area

Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with diverse research groups


3. Terms of Appointment





The initial appointment for the Faculty position is from one to three years and is

    renewable for every up to seven years depending on overall research performance


Faculty members are provided with annual salary in accordance with KIAS regulations and

    covered by Korean national health insurance

Accommodation may be supported upon request, depending on the availability of



85 Hoegi-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02455, South Korea

For detailed information, please refer to the KIAS employment information webpage.


4. Review Process



Evaluation criteria

No. of selected candidates

Initial screening

Late March, 2021

(Subject to change)

Suitability of the research topics

Excellence in the research performance

Potential for the future development and

    Academic leadership

Less than or equal to three times the number of openings

Evaluation by the Ad Hoc committee

(Open lecture or Interview

Late April,


(Subject to change)

Demonstration of expertise in the

    relevant research fields

Perspectives for the future research


Less than or equal to the number of openings

The announcement regarding open lecture or Interview will be guided.

The dates of recruitment stages may be subject to change.


5. Required Documents

a. Curriculum vitae

b. Publication list

c. 5 Reference letters

d. Research statement and additional materials that may help assess the candidate’s academic capabilities.

Note that referees are required to directly upload their reference letters via the KIAS recruitment webpage.

    Alternatively, referees can also submit their reference letters via email (comp@kias.re.kr).  

To avoid the conflict of interest, KIAS professors cannot serve as referees.

6. Application Method and Deadline

a. Application Method: KIAS recruitment webpage <https://jobs.kias.re.kr>

   Press the ‘Apply’ button below at the bottom of this page.

b. Deadline: Mar. 15, 2021 (23:59, GMT +9)

7. Additional Information

a. The salary and other working conditions of the position will comply with the KIAS personnel regulations and guidelines.

b. The job offer can be withdrawn if the information provided in application materials is found to be false.

c. The review process can be closed without selecting the candidates for the next stage of review if none of the applicants are found to be suitable for the position.

d. Applicants should take full responsibility for any consequence resulting from the false information, omissions and errors in application materials, the omission of required documents, and so forth.

e. Applicants can request the return of application materials within the period of three months after the final announcement of recruitment results under Article 4 of “Enforcement Decree of the Fair Hiring Procedure Act” of Korean Government.

f. Please send any inquiry to <comp@kias.re.kr>.    

2021. 02. 01.

President of Korea Institute for Advanced Study