Director of the Korean Language Program at Princeton University

Princeton University logoThe Depart­ment of East Asian Stud­ies at Prince­ton Uni­ver­si­ty invites appli­ca­tions for a full-time posi­tion as direc­tor of the Kore­an Lan­guage Pro­gram at the rank of senior lec­tur­er, to begin on Sep­tem­ber 1, 2018. Appli­cants must have native flu­en­cy in Kore­an and an excel­lent com­mand of Eng­lish.

To apply, pro­vide a let­ter of appli­ca­tion, cur­ricu­lum vitae, state­ment of teach­ing inter­est, teach­ing port­fo­lio (list of cours­es taught and teach­ing eval­u­a­tions), and the names of three ref­er­ences (with e-mail address­es and office tele­phone num­bers) by Octo­ber 15, 2017.

For more infor­ma­tion and to apply, go the Prince­ton Dean of Faulty Careers Site.

Can­di­dates should have exten­sive expe­ri­ence teach­ing Kore­an to English-speaking stu­dents at the col­lege lev­el; expe­ri­ence direct­ing a lan­guage pro­gram is pre­ferred (par­tic­u­lar­ly one in which five or six lev­els of Kore­an are offered). The direc­tor will be in charge of the Kore­an Lan­guage Pro­gram.

Ph.D. or Ed.D. required. This posi­tion is sub­ject to the University’s back­ground check pol­i­cy.

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, teach­ing and cheap essay writ­ing 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.