Professor (including Assistant, Associate)

Professor (including Assistant, Associate)

Emerging Materials, Information and Communication, Robotics, Energy, Brain and Cognition, New Biology – Graduate School, DGIST

Daegu, Korea, South

DGIST is an Institute of Science and Technology established by the Korean government to benefit society through development and advancement of science and engineering. DGIST opened its graduate and undergraduate school in 2011 and 2014, respectively, and has been offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Degree programs, continually diversifying its programs. Currently, the graduate school is offering the degree programs in six departments: Emerging Materials Science, Information and Communication Engineering, Robotics Engineering, Energy Science and Engineering, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and New Biology.

All departments are seeking candidates for tenure track faculty positions.


A. Emerging Materials Science
• Condensed matter physics and related areas (including materials physics, optical physics, bio-physics)
• Chemistry and related areas (organic, inorganic, physical, bio-chemistry)
• Electrical, optical, and bio-medical materials and devices

B. Information and Communication Engineering
All related areas to electrical engineering and computer science:
• Intelligent Computing System
- Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning, Deep Learning)
- Computer Vision
- Data Science
- Programming Language Theory/Compiler
- Computer Security
• Cyber Physical System
- Cyber-physical security, automatic control, embedded systems
• Bio Medical System
- Biomedical imaging and systems
• Connected Smart System

C. Robotics Engineering
All related areas to rehabilitation robot, surgical robot, biomedical engineering, mechatronics and general robotics:
• Control, mechanism design, actuator, sensor, haptics, autonomous system.
MEMS, nano technology, microrobot, neural engineering, bio-inspired system
• Software design, signal processing, computer vision, medical imaging, image-guided surgery, remote surgery
• Soft robotics, human-robot interaction, brain-machine interface, walking assistance, personal mobility
• Artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, motion planning
• Electronic system: sensor, wearable device

D. Energy Science and Engineering
• Energy Conversion & Storage
• Solar Energy Utilization: PV Cells, Concentrated Solar Systems, PEC
• Fuel Cells: PEMFC, SOFC, Water Electrolysis
• Batteries: Li, Post-Li
• Energy Harvesting
• Water-Energy Nexus
• Modeling/Simulation for Energy Materials & Devices

E. Brain and Cognitive Sciences
• Neurodegeneration and Metabolism
• Sensory Biology and Circadian Rhythm
• Synapse Neuroscience
• Neural Circuits and Behaviors
• Computational Neuroscience, Biophysics and Quantum Biology
• High-level Cognitive Neuroscience
• Other disciplines in brain and cognitive sciences

F. New Biology
• Non-bio Major Faculty Candidates*
- Any of Following Areas with a Potential Relevance to Biological Problems (Physics including Quantum Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computation, Engineering, and Other Areas)
• Translational Track Faculties
- Any research area regarding translational research and development in bio-related solutions toward medical, food, environmental, and energy problems. We seek scientists who will contribute the humanity with a high social, economic, and/or cultural impact.
• Plant and Animal Phenomics**
• Biological Areas Tackling Highly Challenging Issues like Aging Biology, Systems Biology and Medicine, Mesoscale Biology, Complex Biology, Bio-energy, Chemical Biology, RNA Biology/Biochemistry, Cryo-EM, and Bioengineering

  • The candidates do not necessarily have to have biological expertise
    • Plant and Animal Phenomics
      - Imaging-and/or Computation-based Analysis for Development and Physiology of Plants or Animals/Human
      - Application of Phenomics for Plant Production or Animal/Human Disease Diagnosis
      - Engineering of Phenome Facilities/Non-invasive Phenotyping for Plants or Animals/Human.


  • • Sabbatical Year
    • Support for Moving Expenses (moving, flight, on-campus/off-campus housing, etc.)
    • Other benefits (medical supports, Korea Teacher’s Pension, etc.)


  • Document Screening → Department Interview → Final Interview → Deliberation by Faculty Personnel Committee

• Application Period: open until filled
• Eligibility: Doctoral degree holder (as of the date of the appointment date) who could deliver lectures in English
• How to apply: online application via faculty Recruitment website (
– Necessary documents: application form (download from the website), 5 representative papers of the applicants
• Appointment Date: To be decided mutually


Office of Academic Affairs, DGIST
Tel: +82-53-785-5114, 5110
Address: 333, Techno jungang-daero, Hyeonpung-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, 42988, Korea, Rep. of
DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology)

Please apply via recruiter’s website.