Call for Applications for Associate Director Position of “Center for Geometry and Physics” in the Institute for Basic Science (IBS)

Title: Call for Applications for Associate Director Positions of “Center for Geometry and Physics” in the Institute for Basic Science (IBS)

“Founded in November 2011 by Korean Government, the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) supports basic research within the entire range of natural sciences including physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, earth science, and astronomy by providing highly advanced, supportive, self-direct research environments”

IBS invites applications for Associate Director positions from senior-level researchers with high research potentials who will run his/her own research group in collaboration with the director(s) 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 (including the specific requirements set by the host institution or the research center)
- All candidates must be able to make a long-term commitment to IBS-CGP’s research activities.
- All candidates must be able to manage their respective research groups.

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 two courses per year at POSTECH (one course for three years chosen by the appointee)
- Generous and flexible research grant
- Can hire 1-2 tenure-track and 3-4 postdoctoral researchers for his/her research group
- Free housing of about 105 m2 in size at the POSTECH Faculty Apartment until February 2022.
- For qualified overseas candidates, relocation expenses and some educational allowance for up to 2 children will be provided

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

. Application Submission
- Please fill out the ‘Application Form’ in English and email it as a single PDF file to no later than May 17th, 2017
- E-mail title should include ‘Name of Applicant’ and ‘Name of the Research Center’

[ Contact Information ]
Min-Kyung JANG, Research Evaluation Team
Division of Research Service
Institute for Basic Science
70, Yuseong-daero 1689-gil, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea 305-811

Tel. No.: +82-42-878-8228
Fax No.: +82-42-878-8065

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7. Download link for 'Application Form' and 'FAQ'
- Application Form:
- FAQ:

Contact and application information
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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institute for basic science