Head, Graduate School Of AI, KAIST


KAIST
Graduate School of AI

KAIST invites nominations and applications for the position of Head, Graduate School of AI, commending September 1, 2021.

KAIST was established by the Korean 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. KAIST presents more than 11,000 students, including 500 international students and 1,000 faculties and staff.

The Graduate School of AI at KAIST (KAIST GSAI), a.k.a., “the KAIST AI” was established in Fall 2019 and is the first in Korea to offer MS, MS and PhD integrated, and PhD degrees in Artificial Intelligence. Our world-class faculty members (13 core and 30 affiliated) are both brilliant scholars and committed teachers in the field of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Robotics, Computer Systems Support for AI, and applied AI. KAIST ranked #7 in the world and #1 in Asia (following Berkeley, MIT, Stanford, CMU, UCLA, and UCSD) in 2020 based on the total # of ICML and NeurIPS papers according to http://csrankings.org. Further details can be found on our department website at http://gsai.kaist.ac.kr/.

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 GSAI continues to excel at 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) support 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 June 25th, 2021 to the committee chair, Jinwoo Shin, at jinwoos@kaist.ac.kr. Application materials should include, as separate documents, a detailed, up-to-date curriculum vitae and a preliminary vision statement for our department (less than 3 pages).

Associate Professor Jinwoo Shin

Chair, Search Committee for the KAIST GSAI Head

Email: jinwoos@kaist.ac.kr, Phone: 82-42-350-7432