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 Chicagoâ€™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.