Korean Language and Culture Position at CSU Long Beach

The Depart­ment of Asian and Asian Amer­i­can Stud­ies at Cal­i­for­nia State Uni­ver­si­ty, Long Beach, seeks appli­cants for a posi­tion as assis­tant pro­fes­sor of Asian stud­ies (Kore­an lan­guage and cul­ture) to begin in fall semes­ter 2018.

The posi­tion requires a Ph.D. in East Asian lan­guages and cul­tures, applied lin­guis­tics, foreign/​second lan­guage edu­ca­tion, or a rel­e­vant area of Kore­an stud­ies and native or near-native flu­en­cy in Kore­an and English.

The select­ed can­di­date will be expect­ed to teach exist­ing cours­es in Kore­an lan­guage and low­er- and upper-divi­sion Asian stud­ies cours­es in an appro­pri­ate dis­ci­pline; devel­op and teach advanced Kore­an lan­guage and oth­er cours­es in the area of spe­cial­iza­tion; main­tain an active research pro­gram; under­take grant writ­ing and devel­op­ment projects that pro­mote the depart­men­tal mis­sion; and col­lab­o­rate in assess­ment plan­ning and implementation.

For a full state­ment of the posi­tion require­ments and appli­ca­tion pro­ce­dures, see http://web.csulb.edu/divisions/aa/personnel/jobs/posting/2462/index.html. All required doc­u­men­ta­tion is to be sub­mit­ted elec­tron­i­cal­ly through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9385. Review of appli­ca­tions will begin Octo­ber 15, 2017.

Requests for infor­ma­tion should be addressed to: Cal­i­for­nia State Uni­ver­si­ty, Long Beach, Depart­ment of Asian and Asian Amer­i­can Stud­ies, Attn: Michelle Okawa (michelle.okawa@csulb.edu), 1250 Bell­flower Boule­vard, Long Beach, CA 90840 – 1002.

Chair in Korean Studies at the University of Iowa

University of Iowa logoThe Col­lege of Lib­er­al Arts and Sci­ences and Inter­na­tion­al Pro­grams at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Iowa invite appli­ca­tions for the posi­tion of C. Maxwell and Eliz­a­beth M. Stan­ley Fam­i­ly and Korea Foun­da­tion Chair in Kore­an Stud­ies at the full pro­fes­sor or senior asso­ciate pro­fes­sor lev­el to begin in the fall of 2018.

Appli­cants must be spe­cial­ists in a human­i­ties or social sci­ence dis­ci­pline, must have pri­ma­ry research and teach­ing exper­tise in Kore­an stud­ies, and may also have inter­dis­ci­pli­nary or supra­na­tion­al research interests.

Appoint­ment will be to an appro­pri­ate dis­ci­pli­nary depart­ment. The suc­cess­ful appli­cant will also hold a 0% appoint­ment in Inter­na­tion­al Pro­grams and is expect­ed to par­tic­i­pate in the activ­i­ties of the Cen­ter for Asian and Pacif­ic Stud­ies. Review process­es, teach­ing assign­ments, and pri­ma­ry respon­si­bil­i­ty for men­tor­ship will reside with­in the depart­ment of appoint­ment. This is an endowed, ful­ly tenured, posi­tion with a reduced teach­ing load and annu­al research funds.

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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.

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Boston University Seeks Lecturer in Korean Language

The Boston Uni­ver­si­ty Depart­ment of World Lan­guages & Lit­er­a­tures invites appli­ca­tions for a renew­able, full-time lec­tur­er posi­tion in Kore­an, begin­ning July 1, 2017. Respon­si­bil­i­ties include teach­ing at all lev­els of lan­guage in BU’s Kore­an pro­gram, par­tic­i­pat­ing in cur­ricu­lum devel­op­ment, and oth­er pro­gram activities. 

Min­i­mum require­ments include an M.A. in Kore­an, sec­ond-lan­guage acqui­si­tion, applied lin­guis­tics, Kore­an lin­guis­tics, or a rel­e­vant field; native or near-native com­mand of Kore­an and Eng­lish; demon­strat­ed excel­lence in col­lege-lev­el Kore­an lan­guage teach­ing in North Amer­i­ca; com­mit­ment to a pro­fi­cien­cy-based com­mu­nica­tive cur­ricu­lum; lead­er­ship and admin­is­tra­tive abil­i­ty; and famil­iar­i­ty with rel­e­vant instruc­tion­al technology.

To apply, sub­mit a cov­er let­ter, cur­ricu­lum vitae, and three con­fi­den­tial let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8901. Appli­ca­tions sub­mit­ted through a Web site oth­er than Aca­d­e­micJob­sOn­line will not be considered. 

If elec­tron­ic sub­mis­sion is not pos­si­ble, send mate­ri­als by postal mail to Kore­an Lec­tur­er Search, Depart­ment of World Lan­guages & Lit­er­a­tures, 745 Com­mon­wealth Avenue, Room 602, Boston, MA 02215. Addi­tion­al mate­ri­als will be request­ed sub­se­quent­ly from top can­di­dates. Pref­er­ence will be giv­en to appli­ca­tions received by Feb­ru­ary 28, 2017. 

Send inquiries to Jung­soo Kim at kimjs@bu.edu.

UCLA Social Science Search

UCLA social science searchThe UCLA Divi­sion of Social Sci­ences invites appli­ca­tions from those with strong research and teach­ing inter­ests in Korea for a tenure-track posi­tion at the assis­tant pro­fes­sor lev­el in any social sci­ence field. 

Schol­ars with demon­strat­ed dis­tinc­tion and strong future poten­tial in research and teach­ing are encour­aged to apply. The suc­cess­ful can­di­date will be a dynam­ic pro­gram builder with a com­mit­ment to inter­dis­ci­pli­nary teach­ing and research. She or he will hold a 100-per­cent appoint­ment in the depart­ment of his or her dis­ci­pline, but will be expect­ed to par­tic­i­pate in the activ­i­ties of the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies. The appoint­ment is to begin July 1, 2017. 

For infor­ma­tion about UCLA’s var­i­ous social sci­ence depart­ments and pro­grams, see http://socialsciences.ucla.edu.

To apply, send a let­ter of appli­ca­tion, cur­ricu­lum vita, state­ment of research and teach­ing inter­ests, two or three select­ed pub­li­ca­tions or dis­ser­ta­tion chap­ters, and the names of three ref­er­ees to:

Kore­an Social Sci­ence Search Committee
Cen­ter for Kore­an Studies
11371 Bunche Hall, Box 951487
Los Ange­les, CA 90095 – 1487

Appli­cants should have a Ph.D in hand or expect to have the Ph.D. by June 2017. Review of appli­ca­tions will begin Octo­ber 15, 2016, and will con­tin­ue until the posi­tion is filled.