[School of Physics] [Astrophysics] 2021 KIAS Recruitment Announcement for Research Fellow Positions
2021-07-13 | Admin

2021 KIAS Recruitment Announcement

for Research Fellow Positions in Astrophysics


As the first research institute for basic sciences in the nation, Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) was founded in 1996 by Korean Government to promote excellence in the basic science research. Located in Seoul, KIAS provides a unique research environment, where its members as well as visitors can enjoy constant academic stimuli and friendly administrative support.


1. Position Details




No. of


Research Field

Research Fellow




o Astrophysics


2. Required Qualifications


□ Those with or expected to receive their Doctoral degrees in the relevant majors by starting date at KIAS

Qualified under “State Public Officials Act” of Korean Government.

   (Disqualifying factors are listed in Article 33.)

□ Those with no restrictions to international travel, and for Korean male citizens, those who

    have completed or have been exempted from compulsory military service


3. Terms of Appointment



Period of Appointment

The initial appointment for Research Fellow is for two years with the possibility of a one-time renewal of two or three additional years depending on research performance and the needs of the research program at KIAS.

Salary & Benefits

□ The annual salary payment according to KIAS regulations

Benefits include the coverage of 4 major social insurances; national pension, health insurance, employment insurance, and industrial accident compensation insurance.


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

For detailed information, please refer to the Job Opportunities page of School of Physics.


4. Review Process




Evaluation criteria

No. of selected candidates

Research Fellow

Initial screening


(Subject to change)

Suitability of the research topics

Excellence in the research performance

Potential for the future development

Less than or equal to

three times the number of openings



(Subject to change)

Demonstration of expertise in the relevant research fields

Perspectives for the future research direction

Presentation skills

Less than or equal to the number of openings


(The same number of candidates is selected for the waiting list.)

The interview may be held virtually if necessary.


5. Required Documents

  - Curriculum vitae, publication list, research statement, and reference letters from 3 referees

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

  ※ 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:December 1, 2021 (23:59, GMT +9)

※ All documents should be submitted by deadline for full application.


7. Additional Information

 a. All documents should be submitted by deadline, and if any of a certain applicant’s required documents is missing

    or incomplete, the applicant’s materials may not be evaluated.

 b. If the information provided by the application materials is found to be untrue or false, the job offer will be


 c. The work level and annual salary of successful candidates will comply with KIAS regulations.

 d. No candidates may be hired if all applicants are found to be unsuitable during the screening stage.

 e. Applicants will take full responsibility for any consequences resulting from false information, omissions and errors

    in application materials, omission of required documents and so forth.

 f. 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.

 g. Inquiry: phys@kias.re.kr 


2021. 08. 02.

President of Korea Institute for Advanced Study