Chair in Korean Studies at the University of Iowa

University of Iowa logoThe College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and International Programs at the University of Iowa invite applications for the position of C. Maxwell and Elizabeth M. Stanley Family and Korea Foundation Chair in Korean Studies at the full professor or senior associate professor level to begin in the fall of 2018.

Applicants must be specialists in a humanities or social science discipline, must have primary research and teaching expertise in Korean studies, and may also have interdisciplinary or supranational research interests.

Appointment will be to an appropriate disciplinary department. The successful applicant will also hold a 0% appointment in International Programs and is expected to participate in the activities of the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies. Review processes, teaching assignments, and primary responsibility for mentorship will reside within the department of appointment. This is an endowed, fully tenured, position with a reduced teaching load and annual research funds.

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Non-tenure Track Teaching Position at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies logoThe Department of Korean Studies at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Yongin-si, South Korea) invites applications for a full-time, one-year, non-tenure-track teaching position (with possible multiple renewals) to begin in September 2017. The University hires only non-Korean citizens for the position.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Korean studies, particularly social sciences, cultural studies, and media studies, at the time of appointment and native or near-native fluency in English and Korean. ABD applicants are guaranteed full consideration. Applicants with a strong research profile will be preferred.

The appointee will teach an average of three undergraduate courses per semester (minimum eight hours per week) in the Department of Korean Studies. The language of instruction is English.

The rank and salary will be commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience and will be decided at the time of appointment according to the University’s employment code. As of 2017, the annual salary is approximately $36,250 to $54,250. The University will provide competitive funding for research projects and on-campus housing.

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University of California, Irvine, Seeks Postdoc Candidates

University of California, Irvine, sealThe Center for Critical Korean Studies at the University of California, Irvine, invites applications for a full-time, non-tenured, academic-term appointment for a post-doctoral scholar position from September 1, 2017, to August 31, 2018.

While in residence at the Center, the successful candidate will be expected to work on an individual research project leading to publication; give one public lecture or works-in-progress talk on campus during the appointment period; and attend and co-organize events such as lectures, film screenings, and symposia.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in a humanities or social-science field and on a Korea-related research topic. Candidates must have graduated within the past seven years and must have proof of degree completion before the appointment begins on September 1, 2017.

This position is full-time and includes benefits. Starting annual salary is $48,216. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Applications must include a cover letter explaining research project, teaching experience, and planned accomplishments; a writing sample (maximum 30 pages); a curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; and a statement of contributions to diversity. All must be submitted at by April 30, 2017.

Inquiries may be directed to Erica Yun, program coordinator, at For more information about the Center for Critical Korean Studies, see

Boston University Seeks Lecturer in Korean Language

The Boston University Department of World Languages & Literatures invites applications for a renewable, full-time lecturer position in Korean, beginning July 1, 2017. Responsibilities include teaching at all levels of language in BU’s Korean program, 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; and familiarity with relevant instructional technology.

To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation to Applications submitted through a Web site 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, Room 602, Boston, MA 02215. Additional materials will be requested subsequently from top candidates. Preference will be given to applications received by February 28, 2017.

Send inquiries to Jungsoo Kim at

Anthropology and Korean Studies Position at Ole Miss

University of Mississippi Korean studies position announcementThe Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Croft Institute for International Studies at the University of Mississippi invite applications for a position as Croft assistant professor of anthropology and Korean studies. This is a joint-appointment, tenure-track position supported by the Korea Foundation. Tenure and promotion reside in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. The start date is August 2017.

The search is for a cultural or linguistic anthropologist who will take a leading role in the development of Korean studies at the University of Mississippi. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory and thematic courses for anthropology and international studies as well as upper-level and graduate courses with a focus on Korea.

Candidates should have an active fieldwork program, a strong commitment to teaching, and the language proficiency to conduct original research in Korean. A Ph.D. in anthropology is required by the time of appointment.

Teaching and service responsibilities will be divided equally between the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Croft Institute. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers B.A. and M.A. degrees in anthropology, and the Croft Institute administers the major in international studies within the College of Liberal Arts.

To Apply

Interested candidates should apply online at https:// by uploading a letter of application, curriculum vita, outline of current and projected research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample, and names and contact information for three individuals who can be contacted for letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin when an adequate pool is established, but no earlier than November 10, 2016. Review will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

For information about the University of Mississippi Department of Sociology and Anthropology, see For information about the Croft Institute for International Studies, see