[School of Mathematics] 2022-02 Professor Position in Mathematics
2022-08-09 | Admin

2022-2 Recruitment Announcement for

Professor Position in Mathematics

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 30 regular faculty members and 80 plus postdoctoral research fellows at the School of Mathematics, the School of Physics, and the School of Computational Sciences.

KIAS is seeking outstanding Professor candidates in the field of Mathematics. 

1. Recruitment Details



No. of


Research Area




All research areas of Mathematics

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

Professors or equivalent with Ph.D. degrees in relevant fields

Those with strong commitment to the research with an excellent track record in the field

Those who have demonstrated the ability of establishing collaboration teams and training junior scientists

Those whose research excellency, various experiences, and leadership will make inroads on the relevant research area

Those with records of successful research and publications in the field

Those who have demonstrated commitment to working successfully with diverse research groups


    Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


3. Terms of Employment



Period of Appointment


The initial appointment for the Faculty position is from one to three years and is renewable for every up to seven additional years depending on overall research performance.

Salary & Benefits

Faculty members are provided with annual salary in accordance with KIAS regulations and covered by Korean national health insurance. Additional benefits include individual research grants and benefit cards.

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


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

4. Recruitment Process and Dates




Evaluation points

Number of shortlisted candidates


Document screening

Oct. or Nov. 2022

(Subject to change)

Suitability with the field of research

Demonstration of expertise in the relevant research fields

Scholar potential and leadership

2 or less



Oct. or Nov. 2022

(Subject to change)

Demonstration of expertise in the relevant research fields

Perspectives for the future research direction

1 or less

(1 or less waiting list candidates)

* The interview includes an open lecture and may be held virtually if necessary.


5. Required Documents

a. Curriculum vitae

b. Publication list

c. Research statement

d. Reference letters from 5 referees

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

※ To avoid the conflict of interest, KIAS professors and CMC Distinguished 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: October 16, 2022 (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.

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


2022. 08. 19.

President of Korea Institute for Advanced Study