[School of Physics] 2021 KIAS Recruitment Announcement for KIAS Fellow Position in Physics
2021-07-13 | Admin

2021 KIAS Recruitment Announcement for

KIAS Fellow Position in Physics


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.


1. Recruitment Details



No. of


Research Area

KIAS Fellow



Theoretical Physics

o Astrophysics        o Condensed Matter Physics

o Particle Physics    o Quantum Field Theory & String Theory

o Statistical Physics


2. Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications

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

    (Refer to the disqualifying factors 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.

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

Those who have contributed to their research field through remarkable research

Those with the potential to bring the research area to world-leading level

Those strongly committed to and capable of successfully conducting innovative research

Those with the communication skills required for successful international coworking


   Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

3. Terms of Employment



Period of Appointment

The initial appointment for KIAS Fellow position is for five years, with the possibility of a one time renewal of up to two additional years.

Salary & Benefits

KIAS Fellows 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 vacancies


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

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

4. Recruitment Process and Dates




Evaluation points

No. of selected candidates

KIAS Fellow

Initial screening


(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 twice the number of openings



(Subject to change)

Demonstration of expertise in the relevant research fields

Perspectives for the future research direction

Less than or equal to the number of openings


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

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. Research statement

 d. 5 Reference letters

  ※ 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 Submission

 a. Application Method

  - KIAS recruitment webpage<https://jobs.kias.re.kr>

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

  - AJO (Academic Jobs Online)

 b. Deadline: December 31, 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. 09. 30.

President of Korea Institute for Advanced Study