Premodern Korean Studies Position at UCLA

UCLA seeks premodern Korean studies professorThe Depart­ment of Asian Lan­guages & Cul­tures at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Los Ange­les, invites appli­ca­tions for a posi­tion in pre­mod­ern Kore­an stud­ies at the rank of tenure-track assis­tant pro­fes­sor or tenured asso­ciate pro­fes­sor.

This posi­tion will begin on July 1, 2018. Pri­or­i­ty will be giv­en to can­di­dates who have research exper­tise in his­to­ry or lit­er­a­ture of the pre­mod­ern peri­od and who have a broad knowl­edge of pre­mod­ern pri­ma­ry sources and archival mate­ri­als. Train­ing in com­par­a­tive, inter­dis­ci­pli­nary, and transna­tion­al method­olo­gies as well as an abil­i­ty to work inter-region­al­ly with­in East and South or South­east Asia are also strong­ly desired.

The suc­cess­ful can­di­date will be expect­ed to sus­tain an active research and pub­li­ca­tion sched­ule, teach both under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate cours­es, pro­vide ser­vice to the depart­ment and cam­pus, and demon­strate a strong com­mit­ment to diver­si­ty-relat­ed teach­ing, research, and ser­vice. Appli­cants are expect­ed to have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appoint­ment.

Appli­cants should sub­mit a cov­er let­ter; cur­ricu­lum vitae; sam­ple course eval­u­a­tions; state­ments of research, teach­ing, and diver­si­ty; a recent writ­ing sam­ple or pub­li­ca­tion; two sam­ple syl­labi (one under­grad­u­ate, one grad­u­ate); and the name of three ref­er­ences online to UC Recruit. Review of appli­ca­tions will con­tin­ue until the posi­tion is filled.

The com­plete recruit­ing announce­ment is on line at For more infor­ma­tion about the UCLA Depart­ment of Asian Lan­guages & Cul­tures, see

For ques­tions regard­ing this process, con­tact Pro­fes­sor Namhee Lee, chair of the search com­mit­tee, at

New Position in Korean Literature at George Washington University

George Washington University logoThe Depart­ment of East Asian Lan­guages and Lit­er­a­tures at The George Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­si­ty invites appli­ca­tions for an open-rank, tenure-track or tenured fac­ul­ty posi­tion in Kore­an lit­er­a­ture and cul­ture. The new position–The Korea Foun­da­tion and Kim-Renaud Pro­fes­sor of Lit­er­a­ture and Cul­ture Studies–is antic­i­pat­ed to start as ear­ly as fall 2018.

Min­i­mum qual­i­fi­ca­tions for the posi­tion include a Ph.D. in Kore­an lit­er­a­ture or a close­ly relat­ed field; native or near-native flu­en­cy in Kore­an and Eng­lish; evi­dence of excel­lence in teach­ing Kore­an lit­er­a­ture and cul­ture at the col­lege lev­el, as demon­strat­ed by eval­u­a­tions; and active research expe­ri­ence in the field of Kore­an lit­er­a­ture and cul­ture, as indi­cat­ed by schol­ar­ly pub­li­ca­tions. ABD appli­cants will be con­sid­ered but must com­plete all require­ments for the Ph.D. by date of appoint­ment. Aca­d­e­m­ic rank and salary will be com­men­su­rate with qual­i­fi­ca­tions and expe­ri­ence.

For the com­plete job descrip­tion and and instruc­tions regard­ing the appli­ca­tion process, see

Review of appli­ca­tions will begin on Decem­ber 18, 2017, and will con­tin­ue until the posi­tion is filled.

For infor­ma­tion about the Depart­ment of East Asian Lan­guages and Lit­er­a­tures, see

Vanderbilt Seeks Assistant Professor in Korean Studies

Vanderbilt University logoThe Asian Stud­ies Pro­gram at Van­der­bilt Uni­ver­si­ty, with the sup­port of The Korea Foun­da­tion, is accept­ing appli­ca­tions for a tenure-track posi­tion as assis­tant pro­fes­sor in Kore­an stud­ies. The field of spe­cial­iza­tion is open to any dis­ci­pline with­in the arts, human­i­ties, and social sci­ences. Can­di­dates who inte­grate their research and teach­ing of Kore­an stud­ies with mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary and inter­re­gion­al exper­tise are pre­ferred. The suc­cess­ful can­di­date will pos­sess a clear research tra­jec­to­ry and will have com­plet­ed the Ph.D. by August 16, 2018. Pro­fi­cien­cy in both Eng­lish and Kore­an is required for teach­ing and research in the pro­gram.

Can­di­dates should sub­mit a let­ter of appli­ca­tion, cur­ricu­lum vitae, research state­ment, evi­dence of teach­ing effec­tive­ness, a research sam­ple, and three let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion through Inter­fo­lio: Review of appli­ca­tions will begin on Novem­ber 15, 2017, and will con­tin­ue until the posi­tion is filled.

Korean Studies Position at the University of North Carolina

UNC arts and sciences logoThe Depart­ment of Asian Stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of North Car­oli­na, Chapel Hill (, invites appli­ca­tions for a tenure-track posi­tion in Kore­an stud­ies at the rank of assis­tant pro­fes­sor, to begin July 1, 2018. Duties include teach­ing, research, and ser­vice. Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the con­tin­ued devel­op­ment of the Department’s pro­gram in Kore­an stud­ies is expect­ed.

The Depart­ment wel­comes appli­cants with doc­tor­al degree in hand or near com­ple­tion in Kore­an stud­ies, Kore­an lan­guage and lit­er­a­ture, or a relat­ed field such as, but not lim­it­ed to, anthro­pol­o­gy, mod­ern his­to­ry, qual­i­ta­tive soci­ol­o­gy, cul­tur­al stud­ies, gen­der stud­ies, visu­al stud­ies, or per­for­mance stud­ies.

Native or near-native flu­en­cy in Kore­an and Eng­lish and demon­strat­ed poten­tial for inno­v­a­tive schol­ar­ship are required.

Those inter­est­ed should sub­mit an online appli­ca­tion at Appli­ca­tion mate­ri­als should include a detailed let­ter, cur­ricu­lum vitae, sam­ple syl­labi, and a writ­ing sam­ple. Paper or e-mail appli­ca­tions will not be accept­ed.

Appli­cants will also be required to iden­ti­fy the names, titles, and e-mail address­es of four pro­fes­sion­al ref­er­ences at the time of appli­ca­tion. Rec­om­menders iden­ti­fied by the appli­cant will be con­tact­ed via e-mail with instruc­tions for upload­ing their let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion.

Review of appli­ca­tions will begin Novem­ber 8, 2017. The search will remain open until the posi­tion is filled.

Lecturer Position Available at Boston University

Boston University logoThe Boston Uni­ver­si­ty Depart­ment of World Lan­guages & Lit­er­a­tures seeks appli­cants for a full-time, renew­able, non-tenure-track lec­tur­er posi­tion in Kore­an, begin­ning July 1, 2018. Respon­si­bil­i­ties include teach­ing at all lev­els of lan­guage in BU’s Kore­an pro­gram and par­tic­i­pat­ing in cur­ricu­lum devel­op­ment and oth­er pro­gram activ­i­ties.

Min­i­mum require­ments include an M.A. in Kore­an, sec­ond-lan­guage acqui­si­tion, applied lin­guis­tics, Kore­an lin­guis­tics, or a rel­e­vant field; native or near-native com­mand of Kore­an and Eng­lish; demon­strat­ed excel­lence in col­lege-lev­el Kore­an lan­guage teach­ing in North Amer­i­ca, com­mit­ment to a pro­fi­cien­cy-based com­mu­nica­tive cur­ricu­lum, lead­er­ship and admin­is­tra­tive abil­i­ty, as well as famil­iar­i­ty with rel­e­vant instruc­tion­al tech­nol­o­gy.

To apply, sub­mit a cov­er let­ter, cur­ricu­lum vitae, three con­fi­den­tial let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion to Aca­d­e­micJob­sOn­line. Appli­ca­tions sub­mit­ted through a web­site oth­er than Aca­d­e­micJob­sOn­line will not be con­sid­ered. If elec­tron­ic sub­mis­sion is not pos­si­ble, send mate­ri­als by postal mail to Kore­an Lec­tur­er Search, Depart­ment of World Lan­guages & Lit­er­a­tures, 745 Com­mon­wealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

Pref­er­ence will be giv­en to appli­ca­tions received by Novem­ber 1, 2017. Inquiries should be sent to Jung­soo Kim at

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, see