Korean Language and Culture Position at North Carolina

The Uni­ver­si­ty of North Car­oli­na, Chapel Hill, Depart­ment of Asian Stud­ies, invites appli­ca­tions for a tenure-track posi­tion in Kore­an lan­guage and cul­ture at the rank of assis­tant pro­fes­sor to begin July 1, 2010. The Depart­ment seeks a dynam­ic schol­ar and expe­ri­enced teacher who will active­ly con­tribute to the intel­lec­tu­al mis­sion of a research insti­tu­tion. Review of appli­ca­tions will begin March 18, 2010, and pre­lim­i­nary inter­views will be con­duct­ed at the AAS annu­al meet­ing in Philadel­phia. The search will remain open until the posi­tion is filled.

Appli­cants must have a Ph.D. in hand or near com­ple­tion by the time of appoint­ment. Can­di­dates must demon­strate both expe­ri­ence and inter­est in lan­guage teach­ing in a uni­ver­si­ty set­ting and in assum­ing a lead­er­ship role in the con­tin­ued devel­op­ment of the Department’s pro­gram in Kore­an lan­guage and cul­ture. They should also be pre­pared to teach cours­es in advanced-lev­el Kore­an lan­guage and Kore­an stud­ies. Pref­er­ence may be giv­en to an appli­cant who is strong in sec­ond lan­guage acqui­si­tion and cur­ricu­lum devel­op­ment, with expe­ri­ence in build­ing up a lan­guage pro­gram. Native or near-native flu­en­cy in Kore­an and Eng­lish is also required.

Qual­i­fied appli­cants should sub­mit an on-line appli­ca­tion includ­ing the fol­low­ing mate­ri­als: a detailed let­ter, cur­ricu­lum vitae, teach­ing port­fo­lio, and writ­ing sam­ple. Sub­mit these mate­ri­als on line at jobs.unc.edu/1002330; paper or e-mail appli­ca­tions will not be accepted. 

In addi­tion, appli­cants must arrange to have four orig­i­nal, signed let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion sent by mail to: Chair, Kore­an Search Com­mit­tee; Depart­ment of Asian Stud­ies; CB 3267, 113 New West; Uni­ver­si­ty of North Car­oli­na; Chapel Hill NC 27599 – 3267. 

Send any inquiries to Li-ling Hsiao, chair of the search com­mit­tee, at koreansearch@unc.edu. See http://www.unc.edu/depts/asia/ for infor­ma­tion about the UNC Depart­ment of Asian Studies.

If you expe­ri­ence prob­lems access­ing the sys­tem or have ques­tions about the appli­ca­tion process, con­tact the University’s Equal Employ­ment Oppor­tu­ni­ty Office at (919) 966‑3576 or send e-mail to equalopportunity@unc.edu.

The offi­cial announce­ment of the posi­tion is at https://s4.its.unc.edu/RAMS4/directDetails.do?reqId=1002330.