Applicants Sought for Korean Studies Endowed Chair at the University of Toronto

The Fac­ul­ty of Arts and Sci­ence of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to invites appli­ca­tions and nom­i­na­tions for the Korea Foun­da­tion Chair in Kore­an Stud­ies. This is an endowed chair, open to rank of asso­ciate or full pro­fes­sor. The select­ed can­di­date will be appoint­ed to a depart­ment in the social sci­ences (anthro­pol­o­gy, eco­nom­ics, geog­ra­phy, polit­i­cal sci­ence, and soci­ol­o­gy) or to the Depart­ment of East Asian Stud­ies. This tenure-stream appoint­ment will be effec­tive July 1, 2011.

Can­di­dates should pos­sess proven excel­lence or out­stand­ing poten­tial in research. A demon­strat­ed com­mit­ment to excel­lent under­grad­u­ate teach­ing and grad­u­ate edu­ca­tion is required. Pref­er­ence will be giv­en to a schol­ar work­ing in Kore­an lan­guage and able to com­ple­ment the research and teach­ing spe­cial­ties of the fac­ul­ty. The chairhold­er will be respon­si­ble for con­tin­ued devel­op­ment and sup­port for teach­ing and research in Kore­an Stud­ies. Salary will be com­men­su­rate with qual­i­fi­ca­tions and expe­ri­ence.

Appli­ca­tions will only be accept­ed online at Dead­line for receipt of appli­ca­tions is Octo­ber 30, 2010.

Appli­cants are required to sub­mit on line: a cov­er let­ter, a cur­rent cur­ricu­lum vitae, a sub­stan­tial writ­ing sam­ple, and evi­dence of teach­ing abil­i­ty and expe­ri­ence. Appli­cants should also have three ref­er­ees send their let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion by mail or faxed direct­ly to:

Pro­fes­sor Ito Peng
Asso­ciate Dean, Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary and Inter­na­tion­al Affairs
Fac­ul­ty of Arts & Sci­ence
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
100 St. George Street, Suite 2005
Toron­to, ON M5S 3G3
Fax: 416–978-3887

For more infor­ma­tion about the Kore­an Stud­ies Pro­gram at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, see