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.

Applicants must demonstrate a record of excellence in scholarship and teaching commensurate with a position at the senior associate professor or full professor levels and be able to teach courses that meet the needs of the department of appointment as well as complement existing strengths within the department and college. Applicants must also demonstrate a level of language fluency in both English and Korean appropriate for research and teaching.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017.

To apply, visit and reference Requisition #70718.

Requested application materials include a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; representative writing sample; and names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation will be requested only for short-listed candidates.

For more information contact: Alaina R. Hanson (, Administration, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, or Morten Schlütter (, chair of search committee and director, Center for Asian and Pacific Studies.