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Faculty Openings BK21 Contract Professors

Dec 16, 2008

Faculty Openings
BK21 Contract Professors

The BK21 Mathematical Sciences Division of Seoul National University has a few standing openings for the contract professor position in all areas of mathematics.

I. Area
 - Institute: (BK21) Mathematical Sciences Division, Seoul National University
 - Area: All fields of Mathematics
 - Number of openings: A few

II. Qualifications
 - All applicants must have a Ph. D. degree with one year or more of postdoctoral experience, and meet all the
   requirements of the Seoul National University hiring policy.

III. Contract Period
 - 2 years contract

IV. Application Materials
 A. Two copies of application form including a list of publications
    (Use of English application form provided by the university is only.)
 B. Research Achievement (pertaining to the applicant's research) to be submitted for review
    1) Research Achievements in the past three years (i.e., journal articles).....6 copies each(1 original)
        - During the review process, the members of the review committee will examine in detail submitted materials that meet the following criteria:
             a. Submitted research achievements must have been published within the past three years from the date of the application deadline. Items that have been accepted for publication must accompany a proof of acceptance (including the title and the expected publication date) and must be published before March 1, 2009.
             b. The research achievements to be considered for detailed review include published complete books (not including individual chapters in a book), textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, etc. Research achievements published in the conference proceedings will be considered if and only if they are published in regular periodic journals and specified by the applicant as such.
             c. Each submitted material will be given a objective point value based on the following and must range between 200 to 400 points: Research achievements published with a single author will receive 100 points, those with two authors will receive 70 points, three authors 50 points, four authors or more 30 points but 70 points if the applicant is the first author or the corresponding author.
                   * PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT MATERIALS TOTALLING OVER 400 points.
                   * If the applicant's doctorate dissertation meets the time criteria, then it can be submitted
                     (100 points) but again the inclusion of the dissertation must meet the maximum point
                     criteria and if any part had been published in the journal, it will not be considered twice.
    2) Other Research Achievements...1 copy each
       These include publications in journals, complete books, textbooks, etc... NOT included in the
       above section (5B1)
 C. Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts and Diplomas....2 copies each
       * If not in Korean or English, attach translation to submitted copies
 D. Certificates of Employment.....2 copies each
       * If not in Korean or English, attach translation to submitted copies
 E. Personal Essay (please include major achievements and awards received)......2 copies
 F. Statement of Research and Education/Teaching Objectives...2 copies
    (Please include specific courses suitable for the applicant and novel courses that the applicant
     wishes to add to the curriculum.)
 G. Letters of Recommendation (from at least two members in the same discipline)......1 copy each

V. Responsibilities and Benefits of BK21 Contract Professors
   a. Contract professors are expected to conduct research as required by the university and may
   b. Contract professors cannot hold university administrative positions and does not have a vote
      at faculty meeting.
   c. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

VI. Deadline
 - January 5, 2009, arrived only

VII. Where to Submit
   BK21 Mathematical Sciences Division, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Seoul National
   University, Seoul, 151-747, Korea
   (Recommendation letters may be mailed to Professor Woo Young Lee (or e-mailed to , School of Mathematical Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul,
    151-747, Korea)

VIII. Expected Date of Appointment
   From March, 2009

IX. Notification
   Each candidate will be evaluated according to the university recruitment guidelines and notified

X. Miscellaneous
   a. When unspecified, general personnel guidelines of the university will be followed.
   b. Contract professors will follow other rules for university employees.
   c. Original documents should be submitted. When copies are submitted, reference to the original
       may be required right after the notification of selection.
   d. Only mails received by the deadline will be accepted. Return address and the area of
       application should be indicated on the envelope.
   e. Application materials will not be returned.
   f. Application to more than one area is not allowed.
   g. Appointment can be cancelled if major flaws are found in the application materials.
   h. Further questions:
       Administrative Office
       Tel: 82-2-880-5740 (, email:
       Fax: 82-2-887-4694(Attn: Yun Ji Yeon)

December 16, 2008

BK21 Mathematical Sciences Division
Seoul National University