Korean Culture and Religion Position at Columbia University

Image: Columbia University logoThe Depart­ment of East Asian Lan­guages and Cul­tures at Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty invites appli­ca­tions for the tenure-track Il Hwan and Soon Ja Cho Pro­fes­sor­ship in Kore­an Cul­ture and Reli­gion, to begin July 1, 2016. The appoint­ment is at the rank of assis­tant pro­fes­sor.

Par­tic­u­lar encour­age­ment is extend­ed to appli­cants who take an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary, transna­tion­al approach to the study of Kore­an cul­ture (with pos­si­ble spe­cial­iza­tion in dis­ci­plines such as art his­to­ry, anthro­pol­o­gy, his­to­ry, or lit­er­a­ture) and reli­gion (with an empha­sis on Kore­an Bud­dhism).

The appointee will teach at both the grad­u­ate and under­grad­u­ate lev­els and is expect­ed to work with fel­low fac­ul­ty in the Depart­ment of East Asian Lan­guages and Cul­tures, the Reli­gion Depart­ment, and oth­er uni­ver­si­ty insti­tu­tions in the devel­op­ment of Kore­an stud­ies research, teach­ing, and pro­gram­ming at Colum­bia. Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Colum­bia Col­lege Core Cur­ricu­lum will be expect­ed. The Ph.D. degree must be com­plet­ed by July 1, 2016.

Appli­ca­tions must include a cur­ricu­lum vitae, cov­er let­ter with a descrip­tion of teach­ing and research inter­ests, abstract of dis­ser­ta­tion or first book, a brief descrip­tion of cours­es the appli­cant has taught or would be pre­pared to devel­op, two sam­ple syl­labi, a sam­ple of writ­ten work, and three let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion.

Review of appli­ca­tions will begin on Octo­ber 30, 2015, and con­tin­ue until the posi­tion is filled. The search com­mit­tee is espe­cial­ly inter­est­ed in can­di­dates who, through their research, teach­ing, or ser­vice, will con­tribute to the diver­si­ty and excel­lence of the aca­d­e­m­ic com­mu­ni­ty.

For more infor­ma­tion and to apply for the posi­tion, use the fol­low­ing URL: academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61575.