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Faculty Position in the College of Engineering

May 23, 2008

Seoul National University (SNU) invites applications for full-time, tenure track positions at all ranks and in a range of disciplines. SNU seeks international scholars with outstanding research and teaching credentials who will play an integral role in the development, growth, and diversity of their respective programs. Applicant review for each position will begin 2008 and continue until the position is filled.
The Times of London ranked SNU 51st among the world's best universities in 2007. SNU aims to become one of the top ten universities by 2025. SNU is comprised of 16 colleges, one graduate school of arts and sciences, and six professional graduate schools, with a total enrollment of 27,973 students. The full-time faculty of 1,975 professors offers more than 83 undergraduate and 98 graduate programs including 27 interdisciplinary programs. SNU also includes 65 research institutes and 47 national government supported research centers. Its campus, well designed and serviced, is one of the world's most beautiful throughout all four seasons, offering a wilderness setting while retaining all the benefits of proximity to one of the World's great cities.
The new positions have been authorized of the Ministry of Education, Science & Technology to support SNU's goal of becoming one of the leading international universities. SNU is committed to recruiting leading international scholars who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. SNU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. A complete list of positions, position descriptions, and links to SNU College of Engineering web pages are available at:

Position details
1. Conditions
- Status : Tenure-Track
- Initial Contract : 3 years, with options of renewal or conversion to tenure
- Salary Range : Full-time professor's salary based on the stipulations of 'National Civil Service Labor Cost & allowance'. Salaries are based on years of experience in post-PhD positions or equivalent. In addition, incentive salaries may be offered based on academic achievements, previous career and current salary level.
* Additional incentive of $30,000 ~ 50,000 may be considered for those with exceptional achievements or careers.
* Taxation: Korea in many cases offers highly favorable taxation treatment to foreign residents; however the level of benefit is likely to depend on any tax treaty between Korea and your home country, and on your country's tax treatment of Korean-derived income.

2. Main Duties and Responsibilities
- Teaching: Lecture and Practice (2 courses per semester)
- Research: Conduct research projects and works assigned by SNU
- Supervising: Supervision of Thesis research
- Internal Contribution: Develop programs for the 'Institute for Global Studies' at SNU

Each candidate must have earned a Ph.D. by the September 2008 start date, and will be expected to lecture in English. Excellent competence in oral and written English is essential for each position, and native-level competence will be regarded as highly desirable in assessing applications.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for at least three professional references electronically to Dr. Chi, Y. S. ( Applicants chosen for interview must provide official transcripts of graduate work.

Questions may be referred to Dr. Y. S. Chi at Applications will be accepted until the postions are filled. For more information of Seoul National University, visit Seoul National University is committed to seeking qualified candidates and we strongly encourage them to apply for these positions.

Recruit Fields

1. Engineering General &Convergence Technology
- Technical Writing
- Engineering Ethics
- Cognitive Science and Engineering
- Sensibility Engineering
- Entertainment Technology
- Media Engineering

2. Architecture
- Architectural Design
- Ubiquitous in Built Environment
- Emergency and Disaster Management

3. Chemical and Biological Engineering
- Biotechnology & Nanotechnology
- Energy & Environmental Technology

4. Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Construction Engineering & Management
- Coastal Engineering
- Comparative International Development and Planning
- Urban Design and Planning

5. Computer Science & Engineering
- Computational Theory
- Bio-informatics

6. Electrical Engineering
- Bio-electronics
- Nanoelectronics
- Energy Conversion/Sustainable Energy Technology
- High Speed Circuit Design

7. Energy Resources Engineering
- Clean Coal Technology
- Environmental Geochemistry
- Petroleum and Gas Engineering
- Mining Engineering
- Energy and Environmental Economics
- Renewable Energy Systems

8. Industrial Engineering
- Quality Engineering
- Human Machine Interface
- Optimization (Supply Chain)
- Optimization (Service Engineering)
- Quantitative analysis on Innovation
- Policy and Strategy on Convergence technology

9. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
- Nano/Bio Engineering
- Robotics

10. Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering
- Nanotechnology
- Environment-Friendly, Energy-Saving Marine Engineering

11. Nuclear Engineering
- Nuclear Engineering

Application Information
Contact: Yong Seung Chi
International Scholars Office, College of Engineering,
Seoul National University
Email Address: