Junior Faculty Position in Korean Studies Open in Chicago

The Depart­ment of East Asian Lan­guages and Civ­i­liza­tions at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Chica­go (http://ealc.uchicago.edu) invites appli­ca­tions for a tenure-track posi­tion at the rank of assis­tant pro­fes­sor in mod­ern Kore­an stud­ies. Spe­cial­iza­tion should be in human­i­ties stud­ies of the mod­ern era. The depart­ment seeks a schol­ar who will bring breadth and depth to Kore­an stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Chica­go and in North Amer­i­ca. Inno­v­a­tive approach­es to tex­tu­al and cul­tur­al stud­ies, espe­cial­ly in lit­er­a­ture, are wel­come; film or oth­er media will also be con­sid­ered. Native or near-native flu­en­cy in Kore­an is required; com­ple­tion of Ph.D. degree by Sep­tem­ber 2011 is pre­ferred.

Appli­ca­tion mate­ri­als must include a cur­ricu­lum vitae, a writ­ing sam­ple and out­line of the dis­ser­ta­tion or book project, and a let­ter of appli­ca­tion address­ing cur­rent research and teach­ing inter­ests. Request three let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion to be sent direct­ly. Mail mate­ri­als to: Chair, Kore­an Stud­ies Search Com­mit­tee, Depart­ment of East Asian Lan­guages and Civ­i­liza­tions, 1050 E. 59th St., 301 Wieboldt Hall, Chica­go, IL 60637.

In addi­tion, all appli­cants are required to sub­mit a cur­ricu­lum vitae and let­ter of appli­ca­tion on line at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Chicago’s aca­d­e­m­ic career oppor­tu­ni­ties Web site (https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu) post­ing #00528.

For full con­sid­er­a­tion, all appli­ca­tion mate­ri­als, both hard copy and elec­tron­ic upload, must be sub­mit­ted by Novem­ber 1, 2010. The posi­tion is con­tin­gent upon final bud­getary approval.