Korean Studies Chair Open at the University of Sheffield

With the sup­port of a five-year grant from the Korea Foun­da­tion, the Uni­ver­si­ty Sheffield is seek­ing to fill to a new Korea Foun­da­tion Chair of Kore­an Stud­ies in the School of East Asian Stud­ies and in the White Rose East Asia Cen­tre upon the retire­ment of Pro­fes­sor James H. Grayson. The post is per­ma­nent and is avail­able from Sep­tem­ber 1, 2010.

The School wel­comes appli­ca­tions from out­stand­ing can­di­dates in any field with­in Kore­an stud­ies – his­to­ry, pol­i­tics, soci­ety, cul­ture, or eco­nom­ics. Regard­less of dis­ci­pli­nary spe­cial­iza­tion or peri­od of research focus, can­di­dates for the post should be able to teach mod­ules cov­er­ing twen­ti­eth and twen­ty-first cen­tu­ry Korea. Can­di­dates also should be able to teach com­par­a­tive­ly about oth­er East Asian coun­tries as well as Korea. Can­di­dates whose research involves a com­par­a­tive East Asian dimen­sion are espe­cial­ly encour­aged to apply.

The suc­cess­ful can­di­date will have an estab­lished inter­na­tion­al rep­u­ta­tion in the field of Kore­an stud­ies and have an out­stand­ing pub­li­ca­tion record. He or she will be able to pro­vide research lead­er­ship, attract exter­nal fund­ing and research stu­dents to the School, and act as a men­tor to new­ly appoint­ed col­leagues in any area of the School. He or she will be expect­ed to rep­re­sent the School in the wider Uni­ver­si­ty and to pro­mote and rep­re­sent the Uni­ver­si­ty and the dis­ci­pline nation­al­ly and internationally. 

Infor­mal enquiries may be direct­ed to the head of Depart­ment, Pro­fes­sor Xiaowei Zang at x.zang@sheffield.ac.uk or by phone on tel: +44 (0)114 222 8404.

Detailed infor­ma­tion may be found on the University’s Web site (www.sheffield.ac.uk) or by con­tact­ing the University’s Depart­ment of
Human Resources.