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Topic: Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) School of Management Engineering Tenure-track Faculty Positions 

1.  Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) School of Management Engineering Tenure-track Faculty Positions

Posted 16 days ago

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) was founded in 2009 as the fourth National Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea. Since its opening, UNIST has truly become one of world's leading science and technology universities, despite being younger than its peers.

The School of Management Engineering was established in 2016 based to counter a lack of related skills in the metropolitan city of Ulsan, the hub of Korean manufacturing industry, where more than one million people are living. The school mainly consists of two research areas, Industrial Engineering and Financial Engineering. The school offers undergraduate, MSc, and PhD programs.

The School of Management Engineering is seeking applicants for several full-time, tenure-track or tenured faculty positions, expected to begin on August 2018. The positions are primarily at the assistant or associate professor-level but outstanding applicants at the full professor-level will also be considered. Candidates should have a PhD degree (or near completion of the degree for assistant professor-level applicants) closely related disciplines (e.g., Industrial Engineering, Operations Management, Computer Science, Statistics, Financial Engineering) and demonstrate a strong competence in both research and teaching. Areas of interest include but are not limited to artificial intelligence, machine learning, statistics, optimization, and data science. Multiple emerging application domains are also welcome, including smart manufacturing, blockchain technology, and big data analytics. Academic or industrial experience will be considered preferably. Our hiring philosophy is that instead of simply counting the number of publications, we seek applicants with academic intelligence, integrity, grit, and potential for excellent research and educational achievement.

The university is offering competitive compensation package. Faculty members at UNIST receive the highest level of starting salaries among the national universities in Korea. Faculty members also receive generous start-up research grants and comprehensive benefits including on-campus modern housing and moving expenses. A children day care center is available on campus. Teaching load is nine credits per year (three courses usually).

Interested candidates should apply electronically via Candidates should provide (i) a current C.V., (ii) a list of references, (iii) one page summary statements describing teaching and research plans, and (iv) copies of at most five prominent research results. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Late applications will be considered in a year-round recruitment program. Please visit the websites at for the information about the school of management engineering. For any further inquiry, feel free to email to Professor Sungil Kim at

UNIST is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to national origin, sex, disability, religion, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Sungil Kim
Assistant Professor