Application Deadline Extended for SNU History Position

The appli­ca­tion dead­line has been extend­ed to April 30, 2010, for a full-time, tenure-track fac­ul­ty posi­tion in the Depart­ment of Kore­an His­to­ry at Seoul Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty to begin in Sep­tem­ber 2010. Appli­ca­tions may be of any rank or spe­cial­ty with­in the field of Kore­an his­to­ry. The depart­ment is seek­ing an inter­na­tion­al schol­ar with out­stand­ing research and teach­ing cre­den­tials who will play an inte­gral role in the devel­op­ment and glob­al­iza­tion of the field of mod­ern Kore­an his­to­ry and help enhance diver­si­ty with­in the uni­ver­si­ty.

The suc­cess­ful can­di­date will teach at both the grad­u­ate and under­grad­u­ate lev­els. Can­di­dates must have earned a Ph.D. by August 2010 and will be expect­ed to lec­ture in Eng­lish. Excel­lence in oral and writ­ten com­pe­tence in both Kore­an and Eng­lish is essen­tial, and native-level com­pe­tence will be high­ly regard­ed in assess­ing appli­ca­tions.

Job ben­e­fits include a reward­ing and sta­ble insti­tu­tion­al envi­ron­ment for teach­ing and research; out­stand­ing research facil­i­ties; the oppor­tu­ni­ty to teach and men­tor stu­dents of excep­tion­al tal­ent and train­ing; a twelve-month-based salary; one semes­ter paid research leave out of every sev­en semes­ters; a wide vari­ety of intra-university research grants; reim­burse­ment of relo­ca­tion expens­es; a com­pre­hen­sive med­ical insur­ance pro­gram; on-campus, sub­si­dized hous­ing; edu­ca­tion­al allowances for chil­dren; and a full range of retire­ment allowances.

Can­di­dates should sub­mit a let­ter of appli­ca­tion, cur­ricu­lum vitae, pro­posed research planned over the next ten years, syl­labi of three cours­es to be taught, the names and e-mail address­es of three aca­d­e­m­ic ref­er­ees, and copies of three pub­li­ca­tions (books or arti­cles) to:

  • Chair, Depart­ment of Kore­an His­to­ry
    Seoul Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty
    San 56–1, Sillim-dong Gwanak-gu
    Seoul, 151–747, South Korea

The dead­line for appli­ca­tions is April 30, 2010. Short-listed can­di­dates are like­ly to be inter­viewed by mid- to late June. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, con­tact Pro­fes­sor Kwon Tae-Eok at