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
UCLA
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. 

New Doctoral Fellowship Supports Study of Korean Christianity

image: Royce Hall, UCLAThe Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Los Ange­les, has announced estab­lish­ment of the Dong­soon Im and Mija Im Doc­tor­al Stu­dent Fel­low­ship to sup­port doc­tor­al stu­dents’ study and research in Kore­an Chris­tian­i­ty. Can­di­dates for the fel­low­ship must fol­low the reg­u­lar appli­ca­tion process of the UCLA Depart­ment of Asian Lan­guages and Cul­tures. Admis­sion is very competitive. 

Doc­tor­al stu­dents who major in Kore­an Chris­tian­i­ty must study Kore­an Chris­tian­i­ty and East Asian reli­gions and a minor field: mod­ern Kore­an his­to­ry, Kore­an lit­er­a­ture and film stud­ies, or Kore­an folk­lore and pop­u­lar cul­ture. Study of the Kore­an, clas­si­cal Chi­nese, and Japan­ese lan­guages is also required.

The Im Doc­tor­al Fel­low­ship for the first three years car­ries a guar­an­teed award of up to $20,000, which includes tuition and fees plus stipend. The fel­low­ship can be renewed by an eval­u­a­tion after the first three years. Doc­tor­al stu­dents of the Depart­ment of Asian Lan­guages and Cul­tures also have oth­er oppor­tu­ni­ties for fel­low­ships, grants, and oth­er sources of finan­cial support.

The dead­line for appli­ca­tions is Decem­ber 15, 2013. Appli­cants are required to sub­mit a UCLA on-line appli­ca­tion, upload all sup­ple­men­tal mate­ri­als, as well as mail offi­cial tran­scripts and GRE scores to the depart­ment by that date. See http://alc.ucla.edu/graduate-program-/prospective-graduate-applicants/graduate-application-instructions.

For more infor­ma­tion on apply­ing, con­tact Ms. Shan Shan Chi-Au, Stu­dent Affairs Offi­cer for Grad­u­ate Stud­ies: shanshan@humnet.ucla.edu.

Ques­tions about the pro­gram, can sent to Ms. Sejung Kim (sejung@international.ucla.edu), Asso­ciate Direc­tor of the UCLA Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies, or Dr. Sung-Deuk Oak (oak@humnet.ucla.edu), Im Chair Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Kore­an Christianity.

Call for Papers: Conference on Korean Christianity

The Dong­soon Im and Mija Im Con­fer­ence of Kore­an Chris­tian­i­ty will be held at the UCLA Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies in late April, 2011. Its top­ic is “Korean Chris­tian­i­ty and its East Asian Connections.”

Papers that deal with Kore­an Chris­tian­i­ty in the his­tor­i­cal, reli­gious, and cul­tur­al con­text of East Asia (Chi­na, Japan, Tai­wan, Viet­nam, and North Korea), the inter­ac­tions between Chris­tian­i­ty in Korea and Chris­tian­i­ties in East Asia, or their com­par­a­tive stud­ies are welcomed.

Please send an abstract of 500 words to Sung-Deuk Oak at oak@humnet.ucla.edu by Novem­ber 15, 2010. A full paper of 7000 – 8000 words will be request­ed by March 20, 2011. Select­ed papers will be invit­ed to the Im Con­fer­ence at UCLA in April 2011. Trav­el fare and accom­mo­da­tions will be provided.