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Faculty Positions, School of Computing, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

The School of Computing at Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) seeks outstanding tenure-track faculty candidates in all areas of computer science at the Assistant Professor level. Exceptional applications will also be considered for the Associate and Full Professor levels.


Key Requirements
Applicants must demonstrate excellent research and scholarship potential, as well as a strong commitment to teaching. Applicants should complete their PhDs and obtain the final degree before the official appointment, if not at the time of their application.


Online Application
The School of Computing accepts and reviews applications all year round. Online applications should include the following:

(1) A formal application in the designated application form
(2) Curriculum vitae
(3) Research and Teaching Statements
(4) Letter of recommendation (sent directly to facultysearch@kaist.ac.kr)
(For a tenure-track application, at least three recommendation letters must be submitted, while a tenured associate professor or a full professor application requires a minimum of six letters.)
(5) Five representative publications

and be submitted to the online application page. The application form is available from the linked page.


Academic Environment The Department of Computer Science at KAIST was founded in 1971 and expanded to the School of Computing in 2015: it is currently home to 49 faculty members as well as 443 undergraduate and 552 graduate students. It offers an exciting academic environment with world-leading research activities. In addition to the undergraduate, major, master’s, and doctoral programs, the school also encompasses the Graduate School of Information Security and the Graduate School of Web Science Technology. Undergraduate students can also enroll in the Software Intensified Program, funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning. KAIST was founded in 1971 to establish a model of a research-focused university as well as to educate the elites in science and technology, then critically needed by the country. Since its birth, KAIST has successfully grown into a highly respected member of the global science community, ranked as the 6th of the World’s Most Innovative Universities by Reuters in 2016 (1st in Asia). In 2016, KAIST was also ranked at the 3rd in QS World University Rankings for universities under 50 years old. As of November 2018, the School of Computing is ranked 31st at http://csranking.org. KAIST stands by gender equality in employment. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to submit applications.


- Application form (Korean form): [HWP]
- Application form (English form): [DOCX]