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1st Announcement of Faculty Openings, 2022

2022-03-30l Hit 5438

College of Natural Sciences, Seoul National University

1st Announcement of Faculty Openings, 2022


1. Field(s) of Specialization and Number of openings(Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty)

2. Qualifications
  a. Applicant should have a Ph.D. degree and meet all requirements of the Seoul National University Hiring Policy (as a full-time faculty in the tenure track).
  b. Applicant should have more than one publication in last 5 years.

3. Faculty Appointment (Contract) Period
  The Appointment(Contract) period follows 「Seoul National University Hiring Policy」.
  (Find details in the announcement at

4. Review Processes
   a. All applicants will be selected and reviewed according to
     : whether the applicant's abilities and specialization lie in the opening area, assessment of recent research achievements (within the past five years),
       overall research achievements to the present, presentation or lecture, personal essay, statement of research, teaching objectives and assessment of suitability of appointment.
   b. All applications will be reviewed in two stages. The following criteria and materials will be reviewed at these stages:

    Stage 1) Field of specialization review
      a) Whether the applicant's abilities and specialization lie in the opening area
      b) Assessment of recent research achievements (within the past five years)
      c) Overall research achievements to the present

    Stage 2) Interview
      a) Open presentation or lecture
      b) Personal essay, statement of research and teaching objectives
      c) Assessment of suitability of appointment

5. Application Documents
   a. One copy of the application form downloaded from
        All listed periods (Educational and Employment background) must be the same as the submitted official documentation.

   b. Recent research achievements for detailed review:
        Each PDF file should be uploaded on our website   (

       ① Research achievements for detailed review
       : Academic publications (between 1 and 5, possible to include applicant’s graduate thesis) or books in the past 5 years (since the first of May, 2017)

       ② If submitted research achievement has been accepted for publication but not been published until application due date, the applicant must submit
            “Thesis Certificate of Publication Acceptance” issued and signed by editor in chief. The criteria for recognition of research achievement and period are listed below:
             ⅰ. The expected publication date should be clearly stated on the thesis that is attached “Thesis Certificate of publication acceptance” for detailed review. 
             ⅱ. Submitted research achievements must be published by June 3rd, 2022.
                   The published research achievements should be identical to the material submitted for application (adding/removal/changes are unacceptable).
             ⅲ. The thesis attached certificate of publication acceptance should be submitted as soon as it is published but no later than June 3rd, 2022.

       ③ Books (published books only): A text book for the corresponding major or a research monograph that has contributed to progress in the corresponding research field
             and has been on an international level will be admitted(Translations, redactions or only submitting book chapter are not counted).

   c. Full list of research achievements (please write latest ISSN in Remarks column)

  - All research achievements should be listed from the applicant's graduate school to the present with (where applicable) the title, authors, publication date
    and title of the journal (including volume, issue, pages) including items already listed on Research achievements for Detailed Review.
  - See the form on our website (

   d. Ph.D. degree certificate(PDF file should be uploaded)

   e. Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts and Diplomas
       * Only those who are participating in the interview must submit the copies to the applying department before the interview.

   f. Official documentation confirming each position you occupied
       * Only those who are participating in the interview must submit the copies to the applying department before the interview.
       * The follows should be clearly specified on the documentation
       : position, duty, type of duty (full-time, part-time, etc.), paystub (including annual income etc.), duration of employment (DD/MM/YY-DD/MM/YY)

  g. Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae (including major research and teaching achievements, fellowships and awards)

  h. Statement of Teaching and Research Interests
  Statement of teaching should include a list of courses that the applicant would be able to teach together with suggestions of new courses that could be added to the curriculum.
  Research interests should include short-term and mid-term research plans and objectives.

  i. Letters of Recommendation
  It should be from at least two scholars or professionals in the same field of specialization.
  It also should  be sent from the recommenders directly by online( or e-mail (
* In case of e-mail, the main text of the e-mail sent by the recommender should specify the applicant’s name and the field of specialization. 
  And the type of recommendation documents also should be image file such as PDF, JPG etc. (the documents saved as HWP, DOC which are able to be modified will not recognized)

6. Application Period
  Friday, April 15, 2022, 10:00 ~ Friday, April 29, 2022, 17:00 (Korean time)

  * Apply online via
  * No application will be accepted after the deadline.
  * After completing the online application, please notify by e-mail the person in charge in the department that you have completed the application.

7. Scheduled Appointment Date
  - September, 2022

8. Notification
  - Applicants will receive individual notification of the results once all eligible applications have been reviewed.

9. Miscellaneous
  a. Applicants may not apply for more than one position. Multiple applications by the same applicant will invalidate all of his or her applications.
  ※ Applicants applying for a position that is annually open for recruitments cannot apply for other openings in other fields for the second round of 2022 until the evaluation
      for the first round of 2022 is complete. (Applicants who have been eliminated during the first stage of the evaluation for the first round of 2022 or have not been selected
      as the final appointee can apply for the second round of recruitments in 2022.)

  b. The recommendation request can be sent online to the recommender entered when filling out the application form,
      and the recommender can directly register the recommendation letter by accessing a separate site.

  c. Depending on evaluation results, faculty openings may not be filled and the starting date of appointments may be changed.

  d. Appointment can be nullified even after employment has commenced if applicants have wilfully falsified application documents
      and/or have not fulfilled the appointment requirements.

  e. Other particulars not stated in this announcement will follow established Seoul National University protocols.

  f. All application documents must be originals. If the submitted document is copied one, the applicant should make the college check a copy with the original immediately
     after being announced as a candidate for appointment.
    <Notarial certificate must be attached for documents (undergraduate and graduate transcripts and diplomas, official document confirming careers) written by other language
      except English>.

  g. If pdf files for research achievements are uploaded on the website, they must be submitted individually (example : submission of five pdf files for five academic publishments).

  h. There is no designated form or rule for cover letter, statement of teaching and research interest.

  i. For further information contact:
    * Office of Academic Affairs, College of Natural Sciences, Seoul National University
       e-mail:, Tel: +82-2-880-6507


 2022. 3. 30.


College of Natural Sciences

Seoul National University

※ Please confirm the attached documents and check the notes for each document to be submitted.