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BK21 Contract Professor Position Frontier Physics Research Division

May 17, 2010

BK21 Contract Professor Position
Frontier Physics Research Division

The Frontier Physics Research Division of Seoul National University seeks qualified applicants for the contract professor position in all areas of physics.

I. General Information
   Institute: (BK21) Frontier Physics Research Division, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National
   University Major field: Physics.
   Position: BK21 Contract Professor

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 employment policy.

III. Contract Period
   Initially for 2 years. Extendable for additional 2 years for highly productive researchers.

IV. Application Materials
   a. Curriculum Vitae together with current email address and a full list of publications
   b. Two copies of the application form (attached)
   c. Reprints (one original and two copies) of recent publications
      1) 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 appointment.
      2) 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.
   d. Undergraduate and graduate degree certificates and transcripts
      * If not in Korean or English, attach translation to submitted copies.
   e. Proofs of employment for all employments listed on the application form 
      (These are required only for the individuals selected for appointment.)
         * If not in Korean or English, attach translation to submitted copies.
   f. Statement of major research accomplishments and awards
   g. Statement of research objectives
   h. Two letters of recommendation from the experts in the same discipline
      (Person who had been/is employed in the FPRD or SNU physics department has to submit at least 
      one recommendation letter from a faculty member in FPRD or SNU physics.)

V. Responsibilities and Benefits of BK21 Contract Professors
   a. Contract professors are expected to conduct research as required by the University and may carry 
      on teaching when necessary.
   b. Contract professors cannot hold an administrative position and does not have a vote at the faculty 
   c. Salary will be commensurate to the applicant's qualification and experience, starting from KRW 
      36,000,000 per year.
   d. Successful candidates will be appointed in one of the following ranks: professor, associate professor, 
      assistant professor or full-time lecturer.

VI. Deadline
   June 14, 2010

VII. Where to Submit
   BK21 Frontier Physics Research Division,
   (56-215D), Department of Physics and Astronomy 
   Seoul National University,
   Seoul 151-747 Korea

   Fax: +82-2-876-3973

VIII. Expected Date of Appointment
   Starting date is October 1, 2010 or negotiable.

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

X. Miscellaneous
   a. When unspecified, general personnel guidelines of the university will be applied.
   b. Contract professors will be subject to other rules for university employees.
   c. Original documents should be submitted. When copies are submitted, a reference to the original may 
      be required after the selection.
   d. Only regular mails received by the deadline will be accepted.
   e. Application materials will not be returned.
   f. Application to more than one position is not allowed. 
   g. Appointment can be cancelled if major flaws are found in the application materials.
   h. Further questions should be directed to

May 15, 2010

Frontier Physics Research Division
Seoul National University