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Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)

Date Posted May 26, 2021
Title Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)
Gwangju, Bukgu, South Korea
Department School of Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline 4PM on June 23, 2021
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Robotics
    Mechanical Engineering

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)
Rank: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering

The School of Mechanical Engineering ( invites applicants for a tenure-track and tenured faculty position starting in Fall 2021 at the rank of Assistant, Associate, and Full Professors. Areas of teaching interest are i) controls, ii) mobile and autonomous robots, iii) system engineering for mobility (e.g., electric vehicle, clean energy vehicle, aero/space systems), and iv) all areas related to mechanical engineering. The selected candidate should be committed to excellence in undergraduate education, an active research program, and service to the University. Duties include teaching undergraduate courses, guiding senior thesis, and mentoring graduate students. The selected candidate must be able to work in a collaborative environment and establish a research program that integrates undergraduate student experiences. A Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field, is required by the appointment start date. Candidates with a recognized research record, supported by considerable journal publications, teaching experience, and services, may be considered for a higher rank.

GIST ( was established in 1993 as a research-oriented university and became one of the prestigious schools in science and technology in South Korea since then. GIST is ranked 4th in QS World University in the category of "Citations per Faculty" for 7 consecutive years and ranked 1st in the same category in Asia for 13 consecutive years. GIST has been firmly committed to fulfilling its foundational goals of advancing the nation’s science and technology and nurturing excellent talents in those fields. As a result, it has grown into a world-class research university in a relatively short period of just over two decades.

We seek faculty members who join our commitment both to teaching and scholarship, to nurturing the total student, and to valuing and supporting respect, diversity, and inclusiveness. We pride ourselves on offering our undergraduates real-life, open-laboratory, research experiences. The successful candidate will develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, will have demonstrated outstanding scholarly contributions in research as well as a passion for engineering education, and will be expected to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas listed above. Furthermore, successful candidates will also be expected to demonstrate the inclusion of diversity in their research, teaching, and/or public engagement; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

Qualified applicants must electronically send a cover letter indicating their intention of application and qualification along with CV to All inquiries about the position should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Hyo-Sung Ahn (

  • GIST is committed to the principle of diversity and seeks a broad and diverse spectrum of candidates, including women, minorities, and people with disabilities. Candidates who are female, minorities, or with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply for this position.

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Contact Information

  • Prof. Ahn, Hyosung (Dean of SME)
    School of Mechanical Engineering
    Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)
    123 Cheomdangwagi-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju
    Gwangju, Bukgu 61005
    South Korea


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