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


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

The Department of Chemicaland Biomolecular Engineering at KAIST invites applications for tenure-trackfaculty positions at all levels. Applicants from all areas of chemical andbiomolecular engineering are welcome, but preference will be given to thoseapplicants with backgrounds and research experience in energy, catalysis, polymer, biotechnology and etc. We have multiplepositions available and will accept the applications until March 1, 2019 forthe first round of review. The review of the applications will begin uponreceipt with the aim of extending on-site interview offers by early April, 2019.

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


KAIST offers a competitivesalary and a start-up research funds. In addition, all faculty members have jointappointments with KAIST Institutes, with expanded opportunities for interdisciplinary researchand funding. KAIST attracts the top students pursuing B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. Currently, around 420 undergraduate and 420 graduate students are enrolled in the Chemical& Biomolecular Engineering department. The normal teaching load is one course per semester.

KAIST provides facultyhousing for the first five years; housing is free of charge for the first twoyears and at a 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 thefollowing application documents to the Head of Chemical & BiomolecularEngineering at

  • An application form including research and teaching plans(English Download)

  • A list of prospective recommenders including their name,position, affiliation and email address

  • Three recommendation letters including one from thethesis advisor

    • These should be sent directly from the recommenders tothe Head of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. (

  • Copies of five key publications

  • Other documents that may support the application


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


Review of applicationswill begin immediately when all the required documents arrive. KAIST is anequal opportunity employer. Please visit the web site for detailed informationon other 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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