Modern Korean History Position at the University of Hawai‘i

UH modern Korean history position announcementThe Depart­ment of His­to­ry at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i at Mānoa invites appli­ca­tions for a full-time, tenure-track posi­tion as assis­tant or asso­ciate pro­fes­sor of mod­ern Kore­an his­to­ry. The appoint­ment is to begin August 1, 2017, sub­ject to avail­abil­i­ty of funds and posi­tion clear­ance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Teach low­er-divi­sion sur­vey cours­es, upper-divi­sion, and grad­u­ate-lev­el cours­es in area(s) of spe­cial­iza­tion;
  2. Advise under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate stu­dents;
  3. Main­tain an active agen­da of schol­ar­ly research and pub­li­ca­tion;
  4. Par­tic­i­pate in ser­vice work;
  5. Oth­er duties as assigned by the depart­ment chair.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Ph.D. in his­to­ry or close­ly relat­ed field in the human­i­ties or social sci­ences with an empha­sis on mod­ern Korea. Degree must in hand by the date of appoint­ment (August 1, 2017) and be grant­ed by a uni­ver­si­ty of rec­og­nized stand­ing;
  2. Research com­pe­tence in Kore­an lan­guage and evi­dence of strong his­tor­i­cal research capa­bil­i­ties.

Associate Professor Minimum Qualifications

  1. Demon­strat­ed uni­ver­si­ty teach­ing expe­ri­ence;
  2. Hold the rank of asso­ciate pro­fes­sor;
  3. Evi­dence of schol­ar­ly achieve­ment com­pa­ra­ble to peers at research uni­ver­si­ties.

Desirable Qualifications

  1. Demon­strat­ed exten­sive teach­ing expe­ri­ence;
  2. Research focus on transna­tion­al or com­par­a­tive stud­ies which sit­u­ates Korea in a glob­al con­text;
  3. Nation­al and inter­na­tion­al schol­ar­ly engage­ment, par­tic­u­lar­ly in Korea and the Pacif­ic.

Salary com­men­su­rate with qual­i­fi­ca­tions and expe­ri­ence.

Review of appli­ca­tions will begin Decem­ber 1, 2016, and con­tin­ue until the posi­tion is filled.

To Apply

Appli­ca­tion mate­ri­als should include a let­ter of appli­ca­tion describ­ing research inter­ests, cur­ricu­lum vitae, writ­ing sam­ple, offi­cial aca­d­e­m­ic tran­scripts (copies are accept­able, but offi­cial tran­scripts will be required at the time of hire), and a sam­ple syl­labus from an under­grad­u­ate or grad­u­ate course in Kore­an his­to­ry. In addi­tion, arrange to have three let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion sent direct­ly to the search com­mit­tee.

Send paper copies of all mate­ri­als (no elec­tron­ic or e-mailed copies accept­ed) to Dr. Shana Brown (Chair), Korea Search Com­mit­tee, Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i, Depart­ment of His­to­ry, 2530 Dole Street, Hon­olu­lu, HI 96822–2383 USA.

For the offi­cial recruit­ing announce­ment, see

Direct inquires to Shana Brown at or tele­phone (808) 956‑7151.

For more infor­ma­tion about the UH Mānoa Depart­ment of His­to­ry, see