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Faculty position n in Department of Chemistry 2018-02-20

The Department of Chemistry at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) invites applications for tenure-track or tenured positions at all professor levels beginning in the spring of 2019. We seek outstanding candidates in all areas of chemical science, but are particularly interested in applicants with research focus in organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and biochemistry. Exceptional candidates with interests in other areas including multidisciplinary approaches and new emerging subdisciplines are also encouraged to apply.

Candidates must have a doctorate in chemistry or a related science and some postdoctoral experience is preferred. Candidates will be expected to establish a creative, vigorous and independent research program, and excel in teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels. The Chemistry Department at KAIST values teamwork, communication and collaboration among its faculty.


Application process

1.     Submit your CV and research proposal to Professor Hee-Seung Lee, chair of the faculty search committee, via email by May 20, 2017 (hee-seung_lee@kaist.ac.kr). A template for the research proposal is enclosed.

2.     After review, suitable candidates will be contacted and asked to submit three reference letters including one from the research advisor (July, 2017).

3.     Finalists will be contacted after the evaluation of recommendation letters and will be invited to present a research seminar and give a proposal talk at KAIST (August and September, 2017).



1.     You may use your own creative format for the research proposal. In that case, the following items must be included: research background, a statement about the creativity and novelty of the proposed work, the long-term vision for the proposed research, citations of relevant work.

2.     Applications from senior graduate students and junior postdoctoral researchers will be considered. And when appropriate, provisions will be made to allow for additional postdoctoral research after contractually securing a position at KAIST.

3.     We strongly encourage international candidates to apply.

4.     Junior faculty positions are tenure-track. In accordance with university regulations, faculty members with extraordinary research accomplishments, teaching records, and services to the KAIST community will be granted tenure within a few years.

5.     The Department of Chemistry at KAIST guarantees a competitive start-up package appropriate for the needs of the subdiscipline.



Professor Hee-Seung Lee

291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu- Daejeon 34141, Republic of Korea

E-mail: hee-seung_lee@kaist.ac.kr, Tel: +82-42-350-2846 (office)

Department Homepage:  http://chem.kaist.ac.kr/