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Faculty Position(Tenure Track), Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, KAIST

The Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at KAIST is inviting applications for positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. We seek exceptional scientists and engineers with strong track records of high-quality published works in the broad fields of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.


Invited Area

○ Brain sciences (Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience, Systems and Theoretical Neuroscience, etc.)

○ Cognitive sciences (Psychology, Linguistics, Ethics, Biological Anthropology, Artificial Intelligence, Neurophilosophy, Neuroaesthetics,etc.)

○ Brain disorders (Psychiatry, Neurology, Rehabilitation Medicine, etc.)

○ Brain Engineering(Brain-machine interface, Brain-based artificial intelligence, Neuroprosthetics, Brain Chips, etc.)


- Category: Faculty Positions

- Employment Type: Full-Time

- Number of Hiring: ○

- Replacement Personnel: N/A

- Classification: Entry-Level/Experienced

- Workplace: Main Campus in Daejeon, Republic of Korea




○ Applicants are expected to be able to demonstrate an excellent potential for both conducting research and teaching students at KAIST.

○ Applicants are expected to demonstrate attributes in collaborative academic research with pioneering initiatives and contribute in industrial research.

- All applicants should have substantial peer-reviewed publications that

demonstrate productivity and the ability to perform cutting edge research.

- The successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain vigorous research projects.

○ Applicants are expected to teach all the courses in English.

○ Applicants should have earned a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degrees.

- Qualified candidates are expected to have postdoctoral training or equivalent status.

※ Candidates expecting to earn a doctoral degree must be able to pass their final thesis exam (advisor’s confirmation required) within 9 months of the date of job application and receive the said degree before the date of appointment.


Priority Candidate

○ KAIST highly encourage women and/or international scientists to apply.


Grounds for Disqualification

○ A person falling under any subparagraph of Article 33 of the State Public Officials Act

○ A person whose civil rights have been suspended or removed under relevant laws

○ Persons who do not fulfill their military service obligations under Article 76 of the Military Service Act

○ Persons who have been ordered to restrict employment in accordance with Article 56 of the Sexual Protection of Children and Juveniles Act

○ A person who has been revoked or dismissed from employment because he or she has been found to have been hired by another public institution in an unlawful way, and for which 5 years have not elapsed since the date of disposition

○ Persons subject to employment restrictions as those who have been disqualified under Article 82 of the Act on the Establishment and Operation of Anti-Corruption and Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission


Evaluation Procedure

○ 1st : Document review

○ 2nd : Department in-depth examination

○ 3rd : Department seminar and comprehensive review of department faculty personnel committee)

○ 4th : Final appointment decision made after review of the college faculty personnel committee or headquarter faculty personnel committee

(Appointment of tenured professor and/or professor subject to deliberations by headquarter faculty personnel committee.)


Documents to submit

1) Application(Please use the prescribed form)

- including key achievement summary, lecture plan, research plan, consent to collection and use of personal information

2) Academic/research achievements- including a publication list, research,
accomplishments, educational experience, awards etc.

3) Curriculum Vitae(CV)

4) Five or more selected papers(peer-reviewed research papers published in or accepted by journals)

※ Certificates of acceptance for publication should be included in application materials.

5) List of names of recommenders and letter of recommendation

- Three letters required for candidates applying to the position of associate professor or assistant professor

- Six letters required for candidates applying to the position of tenured professor or full professor

※ Recommendation letters are individually requested only for those who are eligible for submission during the screening stage after document review.


Application Submission Period

September 8, 2023 ~ October 10, 2023 (KST, UTC+09:00)



○ Documents should not directly or indirectly contain personnel information that may prejudice the committee members, such as gender, age, region of origin, family relationships, physical conditions(including height, weight, and appearance(including photos)), assets, marital status, etc.

○ Documents, once submitted, will not be returned.

○ Applicants are solely responsible for the contents of the documents, and appointment offers may be rescinded if inappropriate or false information is found in submitted documents.

○ If a suitable candidate is not found, the position may remain vacant.



○ Please submit the required documents via email to (



○ (E-mail) (Tel) +82-42-350-6502

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