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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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