[visionlist] Tenure track position, computational neurosciece, Seoul National University, Korea

Sang-Hun Lee visionsl at snu.ac.kr
Tue May 20 07:23:37 PDT 2008

The Department of Psychology at the Seoul National University in  
Seoul, Korea (http://psych.snu.ac.kr) invites international  
applications for a full-time, open rank, and tenure track position to  
be filled in the 2008-09 academic year (i.e., starting September 2008  
or later). Candidates must have a Ph.D. in any field of psychology,  
Neuroscience or related disciplines and an outstanding record of  
research. Strong research experience in Computational Neuroscience on  
vision, learning & memory, attention or decision making will be  
desirable but not required. Demonstrated potential for excellence in  
teaching is also expected, and a strong record of acquiring extramural  
funding is highly desirable. Excellent competence in oral and written  
English is essential for the position, and native-level competence  
will be regarded as highly desirable in assessing applications.  
Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate students,  
supervising student research, and maintaining a productive and  
innovative laboratory of empirical or theoretical research. A selected  
candidate will be offered a position at a level commensurate with his/ 
her qualification, in the expectation that within 5 years (s)he will  
succeed in obtaining tenure as Associate or Full Professors. Those  
interested should write to Sang-Hun Lee, at visionsl at snu.ac.kr before  
June 25th, 2008, attaching their curriculum vitae. Receipt of CVs will  
be acknowledged weekly, and applicants chosen for interview must  
provide official transcripts of graduate work.

The Times of London ranked SNU 51st among the world’s best  
universities in 2007. SNU aims to become one of the top ten  
universities by 2025. SNU is comprised of 16 colleges, one graduate  
school of arts and sciences, and six professional graduate schools,  
with a total enrollment of 27,973 students. The full-time faculty of  
1,975 professors offers more than 83 undergraduate and 98 graduate  
programs including 27 interdisciplinary programs. SNU also includes 65  
research institutes and 47 national government supported research  
centers. Its campus, well designed and serviced, is one of the world’s  
most beautiful throughout all four seasons.

This position is being created by authorization of the Ministry of  
Education and Human Resource Development for the purpose of enabling  
SNU to attain the goal of becoming one of the top institutions of  
higher education in the world. SNU is therefore committed to  
recruiting qualified international scholars who can contribute,  
through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and  
excellence of the academic community. SNU is responsive to the needs  
of dual career couples. A complete list of positions, position  
descriptions, and links to SNU web pages are available at: http://www.useoul.edu/ 

Below are the list of benefits for an appointed scholar:
- A rewarding and stable career structure for productive faculty members
- A twelve-month based salary
- A comprehensive medical insurance program
- On campus housing at substantially below market cost
- One semester paid research leave out of every seven semesters
- Intra-university research grants
- Reimbursement of relocation expenses
- The opportunity to work with dedicated student assistants of  
extremely high ability

Associate Professor of Psychology, Brain Science & Computer Science
Seoul National University

Department of Psychology
M405 Bldg. 16
Seoul National University
Shilim, Gwanak, Seoul 151-746, Korea

phone: +82-2-880-9129
fax +82-2-880-6428
e-mail: visionsl at snu.ac.kr
web: http://vni.snu.ac.kr

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