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 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

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

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.

Wesleyan Seeking Political Economy Specialist

Wesleyan University signThe College of East Asian Studies at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, has announced a new tenure-track position, supported by funding from the Korea Foundation, for an assistant professor specializing in the political economy of Korea.

The teaching load is four courses per year (two each semester), with the possibility that one of those courses may be taught in Korean and count as a third- or fourth-year language course. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or be near completion in any social-science discipline. The ideal candidate will be able to teach about Korea as part of a broader East Asian context.

To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (25-page maximum), teaching statement, evidence of effective teaching (e.g., teaching evaluation summaries), and names and e-mail addresses of three referees, who will be asked for confidential letters of recommendation, to: For full consideration, applications must be received by December 1, 2015.

Successful semi-finalists will be interviewed via Skype, and finalists will be invited to

Questions about the position may be referred to Mary Alice Haddad (