The 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.