Korean Art Historian Sought for University of Kansas Faculty

The Kress Foun­da­tion Depart­ment of Art His­to­ry at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Kansas, with sup­port from the Korea Foun­da­tion, is seek­ing a tenure-track assis­tant pro­fes­sor in Kore­an art his­to­ry to begin as ear­ly as August 18, 2013. 

The suc­cess­ful appli­cant will teach four cours­es per year in Kore­an art his­to­ry, includ­ing under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate cours­es and peri­od­i­cal­ly a sur­vey of Asian art that includes Kore­an art; guide grad­u­ate stu­dent research and super­vise dis­ser­ta­tions in Kore­an art his­to­ry; main­tain an active pro­gram of research in Kore­an art his­to­ry dis­sem­i­nat­ed through peer-review pub­li­ca­tions and pub­lic pre­sen­ta­tions; and pro­vide ser­vice to the depart­ment and the uni­ver­si­ty, includ­ing advis­ing, com­mit­tee work, and con­tribut­ing to the growth of Kore­an stud­ies at the university. 

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Kansas is espe­cial­ly inter­est­ed in hir­ing fac­ul­ty mem­bers who can con­tribute to four key cam­pus-wide strate­gic ini­tia­tives: (1) Sus­tain­ing the Plan­et, Pow­er­ing the World; (2) Pro­mot­ing Well-Being, Find­ing Cures; (3) Har­ness­ing Infor­ma­tion, Mul­ti­ply­ing Knowl­edge; and (4) Build­ing Com­mu­ni­ties, Expand­ing Opportunities.

Required qual­i­fi­ca­tions include a Ph.D. in Kore­an art his­to­ry or a close­ly relat­ed field; com­mit­ment to teach­ing Kore­an art his­to­ry as evi­denced by a state­ment of teach­ing phi­los­o­phy; col­lege or uni­ver­si­ty teach­ing expe­ri­ence; and poten­tial for an active research pro­gram in Kore­an art his­to­ry as shown by grad­u­ate course­work, pub­li­ca­tions, and con­fer­ence pre­sen­ta­tions in the field. 

Can­di­dates should go to https://jobs.ku.edu, search for posi­tion 00066508, and com­plete the appli­ca­tion. Attach (upload) a let­ter of inter­est, cur­ricu­lum vitae, a two-page teach­ing state­ment (teach­ing philosophy/​experience/​and inter­ests), and names of three indi­vid­u­als from whom let­ters of ref­er­ence have been requested.

In addi­tion, appli­cants should arrange to have let­ters of ref­er­ence sent direct­ly to Dr. Mar­sha Hau­fler, Kore­an Art His­to­ry Search Com­mit­tee Coör­di­na­tor, Kress Foun­da­tion Depart­ment of Art His­to­ry, 1301 Mis­sis­sip­pi Street, 209 Spencer Muse­um of Art, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA. E-mail: mhaufler@ku.edu. Inquiries may also be direct­ed to Dr. Mar­sha Haufler.

Review of appli­ca­tions begins Novem­ber 15, 2012, and con­tin­ues as long as need­ed to col­lect a qual­i­fied pool of candidates.