KAIST ME DEPARTMENT HEAD SEARCH
KAIST invites nominations and applications for the position of Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, commending July 1, 2021.
KAIST was established by the government in 1971 as the nation’s first graduate school specializing in science and engineering education and research. 2020 QS World University Rankings placed KAIST as the 39th overall and the 22nd in mechanical engineering. KAIST presents more than 11,000 students, including 500 international students and 1,000 faculties and staff. The Department of Mechanical Engineering at KAIST has been playing a pivotal role in high-level education and research in Korea. The graduates, now numbering more than 7,200, have become the leaders in industries, research institutions, universities, and government organizations. Currently, our Department has 88 faculty members, including 36 emeritus professors, 281 undergraduate students, and 564 graduate students. Further details can be found on our department website at http://me.kaist.ac.kr/eng .
Our Department is searching for a scholarly leader who has an innovative vision to support our commitment to research, teaching, and services. The new Head shall ensure that the Department of Mechanical Engineering continues to excel at both undergraduate and graduate education and reach global research excellence. The new Head shall also provide the vision in concert with the strategic planning of the Department, which aligns with the goals and plans of the institute. The candidate is expected to be a collegial communicator who possesses strong leadership, strategic and flexible mindsets, and entrepreneurial spirit. In addition, our ideal candidate would be expected to exercise Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) supports and initiatives within the Department. Fluency in the Korean language would be considered beneficial.
Applications should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than April 25th, 2021, to ensure full consideration. Application materials should include, as separate documents, a detailed and current curriculum vitae and a preliminary vision for our Department (less than 3 pages).
Professor Jeong-Guon Ih
Chair, Search Committee for the ME Department Head
Email: J.G.Ih＠kaist.ac.kr, Phone: 82-42-350-3035,