Assistant Professor of Asian Studies (Modern Korean Literature) at Penn State

image: PSU logoThe Penn­syl­va­nia State Uni­ver­si­ty invites appli­ca­tions for a tenure-track assis­tant pro­fes­sor posi­tion, with a joint appoint­ment in Asian Stud­ies and Com­par­a­tive Lit­er­a­ture. Areas of spe­cial­iza­tion are open but prefer­ably include a com­par­a­tive approach; spe­cial­ties may include, but are not lim­it­ed to, any field in mod­ern Kore­an lit­er­a­ture, film and new media stud­ies; East-West, intra-Asian, or glob­al lit­er­ary com­par­isons; post­colo­nial stud­ies; or gen­der stud­ies. Teach­ing respon­si­bil­i­ties include intro­duc­to­ry, advanced, and grad­u­ate cours­es on lit­er­a­ture and cul­ture in the Asian Stud­ies and Com­par­a­tive Lit­er­a­ture cur­ricu­lum. Start­ing date: August 2015 pre­ferred.

Require­ments: Ph.D. in East Asian Stud­ies or Com­par­a­tive Lit­er­a­ture, or relat­ed field; native or near-native abil­i­ty in Kore­an and Eng­lish; appro­pri­ate teach­ing expe­ri­ence; rel­e­vant research achieve­ments or evi­dence of rel­e­vant research promise. Screen­ing of appli­ca­tions will begin Novem­ber 3, 2014, although all appli­ca­tions will be con­sid­ered until the search is con­clud­ed.

To apply, upload let­ter of appli­ca­tion, cur­ricu­lum vitae, and names of three ref­er­ences at

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