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DGIST first half of 2023 Tenure-Track Faculty Public Invitation

Dgist(Daegu Gyeungbuk Institute of Science and Technology)
South Korea (KR)
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Closing date
Apr 19, 2023

Job Details

It is an honor to have a professor with excellent ability to realize the vision of a Convergence University that changes the world with innovation through convergence education and leading high-tech research along with respect.


1. Positions(Graduate School)

1) Department of Physics and Chemistry

• All chemistry areas(Priority in theoretical chemistry, polymer chemistry, electro-chemistry, bio-chemistry)
• Quantum Information Science (Quantum Optics, AMO, Condensed Matter)
• Quantum Materials Experiments
• All areas in physics for exceptional candidates

2) Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

• While applicants who have demonstrated outstanding research in all areas of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science will be considered, the preference will be given to those in the following areas:
 - AI Security, Computer Vision, NLP, Reinforcement Learning and other related areas in AI and ML
 - Database/Data Mining, High-Performance Computing, Programming Languages/Compiler
 - Biomedical Imaging (including AI technology) and Sensing, Autonomous Vehicles, 6G Communications/Networks, Radar/LiDAR Sensors and Systems, Data-Driven Control
 - Emerging Electronic Devices, Semiconductor Devices, Fabrication Processes and Packaging
 - VLSI & Digital IC Design, Accelerator/Computer Architecture

3) Department of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering

• AI theories and applications for robotics: AI algorithm, deep learning, machine learning, motion planning, intelligent control and other related topics
• Autonomous vehicle technology: computer vision, SLAM, vehicle control, intelligent transportation system and other related research topics
• Robotics : cooperative robot, industrial robot, humanoid, surgery / rehabilitation robot, exoskeleton, mobile robot, microrobot, and other related research topics
• All areas in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and biomedical engineering related to robotics, sensors, actuators for exceptional candidates

4) Department of Energy Science and Engineering

• All areas related to energy conversion, storage, and saving and other semiconductors including but not limited to the following 
 - Synthesis, fabrication and characterization of semiconductor materials and devices
 - Characterization of structure, properties, dynamics in energy materials and devices
 - Microscopy (analytical TEM, super-resolution microscopy, tomography, simulation) 
 - Spectroscopy (pump probe, time-resolved instantaneous PL & absorption, Ultrafast multidimensional spectroscopy, X-ray spectroscopy)
 - Device physics, fabrication, characterization related to electronic and optoelectronic devices
 - Computational physics & chemistry (DFT, MD)

5) Department of Brain Sciences

• All areas in brain and cognitive sciences
• Other areas in biological sciences that are applicable to neuroscience, such as advanced biological techniques (e.g. Omics, Imaging, Bioinformatics) and classical approaches (e.g. Biochemistry, Cell Biology)

6) Department of New Biology

• Systems Biology 
• Chemical Biology
• Plant Development & Plant Biochemistry
• Other Emerging Areas in Life Sciences

7) Interdisciplinary Engineering

• All areas in interdisciplinary engineering including, but not limited to the following 

 - Energy materials
 - Functional and information materials
 - Photonic/optical materials

 - Disease Diagnosis
 - Genetics and Stem Cell
 - Biomedical Engineering

2. Date of Appointment

 ⦁ September 1st, 2023

   (Appointment date can be adjusted in consultation with department)


3. Qualification

 ⦁ Encourage support for female scientists

 ⦁ Ph.D Holder with ability to teach in English required

 ⦁ Have no disqualifiers for DGIST full-time faculty appointment


4. Required Documents

 ⦁ DGIST application form(Apply after accessing website)

 ⦁ 5 representative achievements

    (Not Passed to submit less than 5 representative achievements)

 ⦁ 3 Letters of Recommendation(LOR)

   (Please fill out the list of 3 referees or more on your appointment application. Each referee must mail or email a LOR to the department responsible after the applicant moves past the document screening; at the time of filing the application, provide the list of referees only.)


5. How to Apply

 ⦁ Apply after accessing

 ⦁ Application Period

    March 31th, 2023(Fri) ~ April 19th, 2023(Wed) 18:00(GMT+09:00)


6. Procedure

Document Screening & Department Interview (May~Jun., 2023) → Final Interview (Jul., 2023) → Faculty Personnel Committee (Jul., 2023)

 ※ Above Schedule is variable depending on DGIST internal situation

 ※ Results of each step will be individually notified via email


7. Support for Gender Equality & Work-life Balance

1) During Pregnancy

• Reduction of working hours (It will be considered paid working time)

• Regular medical checkup leave

• Fertility treatment leave

2) Post Pregnancy

• Monetary gift for childbirth

• Maternity leave

• Miscarriage and Stillbirth leave

3) During Parenting

• Reduction of working hours for period of child care

• Child care leave

• On & off campus daycare centers

• Educational expenses support for middle school and high school children


8. Matters of Consideration

 ⦁ If there is no qualified person, no one can be invited

 ⦁ A notice of invitation will be sent to each candidate; an appointment for fixed-term on the agreement to the terms and conditions of employment, with the possibility of further renewal, promotion, or tenure, etc.,based on review.

 ⦁ Appointment shall be canceled in case of

    1) a false entry or modification is found in the application form,

    2) impossible to obtain a Ph.D. as of appointment,

 ⦁ If a successful candidate or persons connected with that person involves solicitation, pressure, or the offering of favors in property, etc., that candidate will be subject to cancellation of acceptance and appointment.

 ⦁ Appointment will be limited if the candidate is subject to disqualifications, set out in the State Public Officials Act, Article 33, or DGIST Regulation on Faculty Personnel Management, Article 12.

 ⦁ Other matters not specified in this announcement follow DGIST regulation on Faculty Personnel Management & related regulations

 ⦁ If you have any question, please contact Academic Affairs Team at DGIST

   - E-mail :

   - Web-page :



DGIST is a government-funded research-focused higher educational institute located in Daegu, South Korea (about 1.5 hours from Seoul by Express Train). DGIST offers programs for Doctorate, Masters, and Bachelor’s degrees in the field of science and engineering. It launched the graduate program first in March 2011. DGIST is pursuing international recognition as one of the top-ranking universities in the Asia-Pacific region. To this end, it will concentrate its initial resources on education and research in the selective fields of New Biology, Brain and Cognitive Science, Robotics Engineering, Information and Communication Engineering, Energy Science and Engineering.

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