Non-tenure Track Teaching Position at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies logoThe Department of Korean Studies at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Yongin-si, South Korea) invites applications for a full-time, one-year, non-tenure-track teaching position (with possible multiple renewals) to begin in September 2017. The University hires only non-Korean citizens for the position.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Korean studies, particularly social sciences, cultural studies, and media studies, at the time of appointment and native or near-native fluency in English and Korean. ABD applicants are guaranteed full consideration. Applicants with a strong research profile will be preferred.

The appointee will teach an average of three undergraduate courses per semester (minimum eight hours per week) in the Department of Korean Studies. The language of instruction is English.

The rank and salary will be commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience and will be decided at the time of appointment according to the University’s employment code. As of 2017, the annual salary is approximately $36,250 to $54,250. The University will provide competitive funding for research projects and on-campus housing.

Interested candidates should submit letter of application, curriculum vitae (including information regarding nationality or visa status), teaching statement, one writing sample, and one recommendation letter directly to the Department chair, Dr. Hyonhui Choe ( The required documents (except recommendation letter) must be in one PDF file and named in following manner: Lastname_hufs_apply.pdf. One recommendation letter can be sent to Dr. Choe directly from the referee or via a dossier service.

All applications received by May 1, 2017, are guaranteed full consideration. Successful candidates may be asked to be interviewed via Skype or in person in early May.

For further information, contact the search committee chair: Dr. Hyonhui Choe (, telephone: +82-31-330-4671. Department office: 81 Oedae-ro, Mohyeon-myeon, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do 17035, South Korea (telephone: +82-31-330-4217).