[AI and Natural Sciences] (2021-4) KIAS Recruitment Announcement for AI Fellow and AI Research Fellow Positions
2021-10-27 | Admin

2021-4 KIAS Recruitment Announcement

for AI Fellow and AI Research Fellow Positions


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

AI Fellow

Center for AI and Natural Sciences


All research areas of Mathematics/Physics/Computational Sciences

 o Theoretical Machine Learning

 o High-dimensional computational geometry

 o Statistical Learning Theory/Statistical Inference

 o Information geometry

 o Application of AI to basic science

   - High energy physics

   - Cosmology

   - Statistical Physics

   - Materials Science

   - Chemical/Biological Sciences

   - Brain science/Neuroscience

   - etc.

AI Research Fellow


* The candidates for AI Fellow are not only expected to present deep and broad knowledge on artificial intelligence and machine learning, but also capable of leading other AI research fellows, organizing conferences and workshops, and establishing international academic networks. 


2. Required Qualifications


Doctoral degree in relevant research fields.

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

   (Disqualifying factors are listed in Article 33.)

KIAS complies with the EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND WORK-FAMILY BALANCE ASSISTANCE ACT. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


3. Terms of Appointment



Period of Appointment

The initial appointment for the position is for two years with the possibility of a one-time

    renewal of two or three additional years, depending on the research performance and the

    needs of the research program at KIAS.

The actual period of appointment can be adjusted if the research program requires such


Salary & Benefits

Salary is to be determined according to the KIAS personnel regulations and guidelines.

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 KIAS employment information webpage.


4. Review Process



Evaluation criteria

No. of selected candidates

Initial screening

Early to mid

Jan., 2022

(Subject to change)

Suitability of the research topics

Excellence in the research


Potential for the future development

Less than or equal to twice the number of openings



Mid to late

Jan., 2022

(Subject to change)

Demonstration of expertise in the

    relevant research fields

Perspectives for the future research


Presentation skills

Less than or equal to the number of openings


(Less than or equal to the number of openings for the waitlist.)

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.

      Alternatively, referees can also submit their reference letters via email (aikias@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: Dec 31, 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 <aikias@kias.re.kr>.  



2021. 11. 01.

President of Korea Institute for Advanced Study