Assistant Professor (Korea Focus) Position at the University of Hawai‘i

The Asian Stud­ies Pro­gram, School of Pacif­ic and Asian Stud­ies, Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, seeks appli­cants for a full-time, tenure-track assis­tant pro­fes­sor posi­tion to begin August 1, 2011, pend­ing posi­tion clear­ance and avail­abil­i­ty of funds.

The can­di­date must be com­mit­ted to the study of Korea while also con­tribut­ing to the inter­dis­ci­pli­nary and cross-cultural empha­sis of the Asian Stud­ies Pro­gram and its vision of edu­cat­ing under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate stu­dents about Asia. A fac­ul­ty mem­ber in the Asian Stud­ies Pro­gram is expect­ed to teach a min­i­mum of four cours­es per aca­d­e­m­ic year, car­ry out cur­ricu­lum devel­op­ment, and par­tic­i­pate in Asian Stud­ies Pro­gram and University-wide com­mit­tees as request­ed.

Min­i­mum Qual­i­fi­ca­tions: Earned Ph.D. from a col­lege or uni­ver­si­ty of rec­og­nized stand­ing. Show strength in the human­i­ties, social sci­ences, or relat­ed dis­ci­pline; demon­strat­ed research focus on Korea; knowl­edge of the Kore­an lan­guage; and promise of schol­ar­ship. The suc­cess­ful appli­cant will have strong instruc­tion­al skills and show promise in research and pub­li­ca­tion.

Desir­able Qual­i­fi­ca­tions: The suc­cess­ful appli­cant should be able to make Asian cul­tur­al sen­si­bil­i­ties, knowl­edge, and epis­te­molo­gies inte­gral to his or her teach­ing; work col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly with diverse groups of stu­dents and fac­ul­ty; and pro­vide ser­vice to the insti­tu­tion and aca­d­e­m­ic com­mu­ni­ty.

Salary will be com­men­su­rate with qual­i­fi­ca­tions and expe­ri­ence. Review of appli­ca­tions will begin Feb­ru­ary 1, 2011, and con­tin­ue until the posi­tion is filled.

To apply, sub­mit a let­ter of inter­est address­ing the ful­fill­ment of the min­i­mum and any addi­tion­al qual­i­fi­ca­tions, a cur­rent cur­ricu­lum vitae, and three let­ters of ref­er­ence from pro­fes­sion­als in the field com­pe­tent to assess your work. Offi­cial tran­scripts (from insti­tu­tion to insti­tu­tion) that reflect degree and course work will be required at the time of hire. Send appli­ca­tions to:

Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
School of Pacif­ic and Asian Stud­ies, Asian Stud­ies Pro­gram
Per­son­nel Search Com­mit­tee
1890 East West Road, Moore 416
Hon­olu­lu, HI 96822

Direct inquiries to Pro­fes­sor Michael Aung-Thwin; 808–956-5962;

For infor­ma­tion about the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Asian Stud­ies Pro­gram, see

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Employ­ment is con­tin­gent on sat­is­fy­ing employ­ment eli­gi­bil­i­ty ver­i­fi­ca­tion require­ments of the Immi­gra­tion Reform and Con­trol Act of 1986; ref­er­ence checks of pre­vi­ous employ­ers; and, for cer­tain posi­tions, crim­i­nal his­to­ry record checks.