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 all levels. Applicants are welcome in all areas of chemical and biomolecular engineering, including energy, materials, separations, process systems, and biotechnology. We have multiple positions available and accept applications all year around but the review of this year’s applications will begin on December 1, 2015 and continue throughout 2016.
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 particularly encouraged to apply.
KAIST offers a competitive salary and a start-up research fund. In addition, all faculty members have joint appointments with KAIST Institutes, with expanded opportunities for interdisciplinary research and funding. KAIST attracts nation-wide top students pursuing B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. Around 390 undergraduate and 340 graduate students are enrolled in the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department as of Spring 2015. The normal teaching load is one course per semester.
KAIST provides faculty housing 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 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 a short email with a brief resume to the Head of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (firstname.lastname@example.org) before sending the full application, which should include the documents:
l application form including research and teaching plans
l curriculum vitae
l transcripts from undergraduate and graduate schools (hard copies required)
l all degree certificates and copies of diplomas
l three recommendation letters including one from the thesis advisor
(six recommendation letters including one from the thesis advisor when applying for
a tenured professor or a full professor position)
l copies of five key publications
Review of the application will begin immediately when all the required documents arrive. KAIST is an equal opportunity employer. Please visit the web site for detailed information on available positions at KAIST.
For further information, please contact
Prof. Jae W. Lee, Head, Department Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering