Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology


Faculty Position Openings, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Insttute of Science and Technology (KAIST) / KAST 생명화학공학과 신임교원 초빙

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


The Department of Chemicaland Biomolecular Engineering at KAIST invites applications for tenure-trackfaculty positions at all levels. Applicants are welcome in all areas ofchemical and biomolecular engineering, but preferences will be given to thoseapplicants with backgrounds and research experiences in separations, energy, process systems, and biotechnology. We have multiplepositions available and will accept until September 15, 2016. The reviewof this year’s applications will begin immediately upon receipt with the aim ofextending on-site interview offers by November 1, 2016.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in ChemicalEngineering or a closely related field by the time of appointment. Applicantsmust demonstrate strong research potential and commitment to teachingundergraduate and graduate students. Candidates with established track records in research and teaching willbe considered for a tenured position. Foreign candidates and female candidates are particularly encouraged toapply.


KAIST offers a competitivesalary and a start-up research fund.  Inaddition, all faculty members have joint appointments with KAIST Institutes, with expandedopportunities for interdisciplinary research and funding. KAIST attracts nation-widetop students pursuing B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. Currently, 390 undergraduateand 381 graduate students are enrolled in the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineeringdepartment. The normal teaching load is one courseper semester.


KAIST provides facultyhousing for the first five years, free of charge for the first two years and for some minimal charge after that. KAIST is committed to increasing the number of femaleand non-Korean faculty members. Non-Korean faculty members are not required tolearn Korean, althoughsome basic Korean language skill will be helpful in everyday life. 


Applicants should send ashort email with a brief resume to the Head of Chemical & BiomolecularEngineering ( before sending the full application, which shouldinclude the documents:

  • application form including research and teaching plans (ENGLlSH Download)

  • curriculum vitae

  • transcripts from undergraduate and graduate schools (hardcopies required)

  • all degree certificates and copies of diplomas

  • three recommendation letters including one from thethesis advisor

  • copies of five key publications

  • other documents that may support the application


Review of the applicationwill begin immediately when all the required documents arrive. KAIST is anequal opportunity employer. Please visit the web site for detailed informationon available positions at KAIST.


For further information, please contact

Prof. Jae W. Lee, Head,Department Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering


Phone: +82-42-350-3940

Fax: +82-42-350-3910








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