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Open Faculty Positions Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST


The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) is seeking applications for faculty positions.





Major (Field)

Employment type

Number of position




Full-time faculty

All fields within materials science and engineering, with particular emphasis on computational (AI) materials science and engineering, as well as polymer/organic synthesis and applications

permanent employee


new recruit, experienced





Qualifications and preferences

1. Qualifications

 - Candidates should hold a Ph. D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering or a related field by the start of employment.

   * [Candidates who expect to earn the doctorate degree should be able to pass the final thesis examination (must arrange a confirmation letter

     from his/her thesis advisor) within 9 months since the date of application submission]

 - Candidates should be able to teach courses in English. Not only research achievements but also teaching skills will be equally considered.


 2. Preferences

  - Female and foreign applicants


Selection Procedures

 - 1st : Review of application packages

 - 2nd : In-depth examination by the Department’s search committee

 - 3rd : Seminar at the Department and interviews with faculty members

 - 4th : Final appointment decision after the review by the Faculty Personnel Committee in the College of Engineering

         and by the Headquarters Faculty Personnel Committee

          * Only applicants who pass each review process will be notified individually and invited to the next round.


Application period: July 8, 2024 (Mon) ~ August 7, 2024 (Wed)


Required application documents

- KAIST full-time faculty application form (prescribed form) including a list of major academic achievements, research statement and teaching statement

  (downloadable from the following


      file name: ‘Application for Full-Time Faculty Position(Eng).docx')

 - Resume

 - Copies of five representative papers (applicants may provide additional papers if they wish)

 - Letters of recommendation (only those who pass the initial screening of application packages will be asked for recommendation letters.

   Letters must be sent directly to by recommenders.)

  . Submit a total of Three (3) copies if candidate apply as an Assistant Professor or an Associate Professor.

  . Submit a total of Six (6) copies if candidate apply as a Tenure Track/Full Professor.


Apply method

 - Via E-mail to


Additional notes

 - Care should be taken not to reveal any personal information that may bias reviewers of application packages. Examples of the personal information

   include the region of the origin, physical appearance (photograph, physical condition) and marital status.

 - When there is no qualified candidate, hiring will be postponed to the next round.

 - The submitted documents shall not be returned to applicants. If the submitted documents contained false information, the appointment recommendation may be revoked.



Questions on the application procedure should be directed to Administrative Team of the Department of Materials Engineering (Tel: 042-350-3302, E-mail: