[School of Mathematics] 2022-02 Research Fellow Positions in Mathematics
2022-08-09 | Admin

2022-02 KIAS Recruitment Announcement

for Research Fellow Positions in Mathematics

Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) was founded in 1996 by Korean Government to promote research excellence in the basic sciences. KIAS is located on a 120,000site in Seoul, where its members are provided with a research-friendly environment.


1. Recruitment Details



No. of


Research Area

Research Fellow



All research areas of Mathematics


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.

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


3. Terms of Employment



Period of Appointment

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

Salary & Benefits

Research Fellows are provided with annual salaries 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.


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

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



4. Recruitment Process




Evaluation points

Number of shortlisted candidates

Research Fellow

Document screening

Dec. 2022 or Jan. 2023

(Subject to change)

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

24 or less



Dec. 2022 or Jan. 2023

(Subject to change)

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

12 or less

(12 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. Reference letters from 3 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: December 1, 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. (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. This position cannot be simultaneously held with Sejong Science Fellowship.

h. Inquiry: mathkias@kias.re.kr






2022. 09. 01.

President of Korea Institute for Advanced Study