[Center for Mathematical Challenges] 2021-02 CMC Fellow Position in Mathematics
2021-07-19 | Admin

2021-02 KIAS Recruitment Announcement

for CMC Fellow Position in Mathematics

The Center for Mathematical Challenges (CMC) was established by the Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) to resolve mathematical challenges and present emerging strategies in new fields. CMC invites applicants interested in pursing these goals for CMC Fellow positions.


1. Recruitment Details



No. of


Research Area

CMC Fellow



All mathematical research areas


2. Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications

Those with or expected to receive their Ph.D. 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.

Those who have contributed to their research field through remarkable research

Those with the potential to solve the mathematical challenges in the given research field


   Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

3. Terms of Employment



Period of Appointment

The initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of a one time renewal of up to three additional years. Each period of appointment may be adjusted according to conditions of the CMC project.

Salary & Benefits

This information is available on CMC Job Opportunities webpage.

Covered by Korean national health insurance


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

For detailed information, Please refer to the CMC Job Opportunities webpage.

4. Recruitment Process




Evaluation points

Number of shortlisted candidates

CMC Fellow

Document screening

Nov. 2021

(subject to change)

Suitability with the field of research, excellence in research performance, reference documents, etc.

2 or less


Nov. or Dec. 2021

(subject to change)

Demonstration of expertise in the relevant research fields, research potential, etc.

1 or less

(1 or less waiting list candidates)

The interview may be held virtually if necessary.


5. Required Documents

a. Curriculum vitae

b. Publication list

c. Research statement

d. A document explaining how the applicant’s research fulfills CMC's mission to solve the greatest unsolved math problems (no longer than 1 A4-sized page)

e. Reference letters from 4 referees

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

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

Applicants are asked to prepare all documents in English, with the exception of reference letters.


6. How to Apply

- Please apply via KIAS recruitment website: https://jobs.kias.re.kr.

- Deadline: November 1, 2021 (23:59, GMT+9)


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. (Only the documents listed in 5. Required Documents will be considered in the evaluation process.)

b. If the information provided by the application materials is found to be untrue or

false, the job offer will be withdrawn.

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

regulations and guidelines.

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: mathkias@kias.re.kr





2021. 09. 30.

President of Korea Institute for Advanced Study