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Faculty Position Openings, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

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Faculty Position Openings,
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at KAIST invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at all levels. Applicants from all areas of chemical and biomolecular engineering are welcome, but preference will be given to those applicants with backgrounds and research experience in energy, catalysis, polymer, biotechnology and etc. We have multiple positions available and will accept the applications until March 1, 2019 for the first round of review. The review of the applications will begin upon receipt with the aim of extending on-site interview offers by early April, 2019.

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 strongly encouraged to apply.

KAIST offers a competitive salary and a start-up research funds. In addition, all faculty members have joint appointments with KAIST Institutes, with expanded opportunities for interdisciplinary research and funding. KAIST attracts the top students pursuing B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. Currently, around 420 undergraduate and 420 graduate students are enrolled in the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department. The normal teaching load is one course per semester.

KAIST provides faculty housing for the first five years; housing is free of charge for the first two years and at a 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 the following application documents to the Head of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at applycbe@kaist.ac.kr .

  • An application form including research and teaching plans
  • A list of prospective recommenders including their name, position, affiliation and email address
  • Three recommendation letters including one from the thesis advisor
        - These should be sent directly from the recommenders to the Head of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. ( applycbe@kaist.ac.kr )
  • Copies of five key publications
  • Other documents that may support the application


  • KAIST treats all information provided in recommendation letters with the highest degree of confidentiality and recommendation letters should be sent directly from the recommenders to the email above.

    Review of applications will begin immediately when all the required documents arrive. KAIST is an equal opportunity employer. Please visit the web site for detailed information on other available positions at KAIST.

    For further information, please contact
    Prof. Jae W. Lee, Head, Department Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
    Email: applycbe@kaist.ac.kr
    Phone: +82-42-350-3940
    Fax: +82-42-350-3910
    KAIST Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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

    T. 042-350-2114 / F. 042-350-2210 (2220)

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