Institute for Basic Science, Research Evaluation Team

Position Title: Call for IBS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: POHANG, Gyeongsangbuk-do 37673, Korea, The Republic of [map]
Subject Areas: geometric topology, dynamical systems, algebraic geometry, and mathematical physics
Application Deadline: 2021/10/29 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/09/23, listed until 2021/10/31)
Position Description:    

IBS invites applicants for the position of Associate Director who are senior-level researchers with high research potentials, and are able to run his or her own research group in collaboration with the directors within their Research Centers.

1. Introduction of the research center - The IBS Center for Geometry and Physics (IBS-CGP) is working to bring the world’s leading scientists in mathematics together with young researchers to collaborate on research projects with passion and commitment. The IBS-CGP is located on the campus of Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in Pohang, Korea. The IBS-CGP provides an open and autonomous research environment. The existing members of the IBS-CGP are working on symplectic geometry and topology, dynamical systems, mirror symmetry, algebraic geometry, and mathematical aspects of quantum field and string theory.

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2. Job description The IBS Center for Geometry and Physics (IBS-CGP) invites applications for Associate Director positions from mathematicians of exceptional research record and leadership in the area of geometric topology, dynamical systems, algebraic geometry, and mathematical physics.

3. Requirements for the position - All candidates must be able to make a long-term commitment to IBS research activities. - All candidates must be able to manage their respective research groups in collaboration with the director of the Center. - The candidate should be recognized as one of leaders in the international community of his or her research field. - The candidate of associate director must be fluent enough with the relevant scientific and policy issues to be a highly credible representative of the Center among audiences ranging from the general public to the uppermost levels of scientists and policymakers. The position calls for vision, breadth, and good judgment; proven intellectual leadership skills; a keen sense of public policy, as well as demonstrated financial and staff management experience.

4. Offer - Internationally competitive salary (negotiable) - Dual appointment at POSTECH as a tenured or tenure-track faculty member depending on the candidate’s qualifications. - Teaching load of one courses per semester at POSTECH - Generous and flexible research grant - Can hire 1-2 senior research fellows and 3-4 senior researchers for his/her research group - Free housing of about 105 m2 in size at the POSTECH Faculty Apartment. - For qualified overseas candidates, relocation expenses and some college educational allowance for up to 2 children will be provided. (Note: The above relocation expense and educational allowance etc. will be provided according to POSTECH’s regulations.)

5. General Selection Procedure ①Recruitment of applicants by public advertisement ②Selection of candidates for in-depth evaluation ③Symposium and in-depth interview by in-depth evaluation panel ④Decision by the SEC(Selection & Evaluation Committee) about recommendation ⑤Negotiation with director ⑥Appointment by the president

6. Application Submission (Application form: - Please fill out the ‘Application Form’ in English and email it as a single PDF file to no later than October 29th, 2021. - E-mail title needs to be “Applicant name_Center name”

[ Contact Information ] ㅇAbout the Selection Procedure:

LEE Yujung, Research Evaluation Team Institute for Basic Science (34126) 55, Expo-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Korea Tel. No.: +82-42-878-8288 Email:

ㅇAbout the Research Center:

KIM Genn Ia, Center for Geometry and Physics Institute for Basic Science (37673) 77, Cheongam-ro, Nam-gu, Pohang, Korea Tel. No.: +82-54-279-9905 Email:

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