Pohang University of Science and Technology

The Department of Physics and the Institute for Edge of Theoretical Science (IES) of POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology), ranked No. 28 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Annual Survey of universities in the world in 2010, is seeking to fill one tenure-track faculty position in theoretical physics. The IES, founded in 2010, is a research institute on-campus that pursues the highest quality of interdisciplinary research in theoretical science. The position will be jointly affiliated with the Department of Physics and the IES.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in physics or a related field and more than two years of post-doc experience in his/her research field. The successful candidate will be expected to teach, in English, undergraduate and graduate courses, and to supervise graduate students, but is expected to focus more on research activities in association with the IES. Applicants must have the ability to establish a strong research program. The successful candidate is expected to start from September of 2011 or March of 2012. The selected candidates will lead a frontier research on edge topics of theoretical physics.

To apply Candidates should submit an application package that consists of

1.   a curriculum vitae including the list of publication,

2.   a statement of research in the past and plan in future,

3.   official records of their degrees, and

4.   the names of three references,

All application materials should be sent as soon as possible to:

Prof. Seunghwan Kim 
Director of IES / Professor of Physics 
San 31 Hyoja-Dong, Namku, 
Pohang, Gyeongbuk 790-784 
South Korea 
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The evaluation of applications will begin on June 1, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled.

In order to obtain an additional information or indicate your intention to apply, please contact: Prof. Seunghwan Kim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..