Faculty Position Openings at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Daejeon (291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34141, Republic of Korea)
Competitve salary; Start-up research funds; Faculty housing for the first five years
Jun 21, 2021
Jul 21, 2021
Field of specialization
Biotechnical, Catalysts, Energy, Polymers
Job Type
Full time

Faculty Position Openings, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at KAIST invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at Assistant and Associate Professor Levels. Applicants from all areas of chemical and biomolecular engineering are welcome. We have multiple positions available and will accept the applications from June 16, 2021 to July 27, 2021.
The first round of review is scheduled to take place in September with the aim of extending on-site interview offers from September to November 2021.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or a closely related field by the time of appointment. Applicants must demonstrate strong research potential and commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates with established track records in research and teaching will be considered for a tenured position. Foreign candidates and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

KAIST offers a competitive salary and a start-up research funds. In addition, all faculty members have joint appointments with KAIST Institutes, with expanded opportunities for interdisciplinary research and funding. KAIST attracts the top students pursuing B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. Currently, around 270 undergraduate and 440 graduate students are enrolled in the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department. The normal teaching load is one course per semester.

KAIST provides faculty housing for the first five years; housing is free of charge for the first two years and at a minimal charge after that. KAIST is committed to increasing the number of female and non-Korean faculty members. Non-Korean faculty members are not required to learn Korean, although some basic Korean language skill will be helpful in everyday life.  

Applicants should send the following application documents to the Head of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at applycbe@kaist.ac.kr. 

  • An application form including research and teaching plans
  • A list of prospective recommenders including their name, position, affiliation and email address
  • Three recommendation letters including one from the thesis advisor
    • The letters should be directly sent from the recommenders to the Head of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. (applycbe@kaist.ac.kr)
  • Copies of five key publications
  • Other documents that may support the application

KAIST treats all information provided in recommendation letters with the highest degree of confidentiality and recommendation letters should be sent directly from the recommenders to the email above.

Please visit KAIST web site at www.kaist.ac.kr for detailed information on other available positions at KAIST.

For further information, please contact the Head of Department Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. (Communication through email is preferred.)

Email: applycbe@kaist.ac.kr
Phone: +82-42-350-3904
Fax: +82-42-350-3910

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