Summer Critical Language Scholarship Resident Director Jobs in South Korea

critical language scholarship logoThe Amer­i­can Coun­cils for Inter­na­tion­al Edu­ca­tion is cur­rent­ly hir­ing short‐term res­i­dent direc­tors for the Crit­i­cal Lan­guage Schol­ar­ship Kore­an sum­mer 2018 immer­sion pro­grams. The Crit­i­cal Lan­guage Schol­ar­ships are a pro­gram of the U.S. Depart­ment of State’s Bureau of Edu­ca­tion­al and Cul­tur­al Affairs.

Res­i­dent direc­tors are the first lev­el of sup­port for CLS stu­dents for the dura­tion of the pro­gram. The res­i­dent direc­tor sup­ports stu­dent suc­cess by ensur­ing the health and safe­ty of the par­tic­i­pants. Res­i­dent direc­tors report to the Wash­ing­ton office week­ly and are expect­ed to com­mu­ni­cate reg­u­lar­ly with their Washington‐based pro­gram offi­cer, par­tic­u­lar­ly if adjust­ment, health, or safe­ty issues occur.

The CLS in‐country part­ner is respon­si­ble for admin­is­ter­ing the aca­d­e­m­ic cur­ricu­lum. There­fore, the res­i­dent direc­tor posi­tion is a non‐teaching posi­tion. The approx­i­mate dates of the pro­gram are mid‐June to mid‐August. Res­i­dent direc­tors also attend manda­to­ry three‐day train­ing in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., dur­ing May.

Com­pet­i­tive appli­cants will have demon­strat­ed stu­dent sup­port expe­ri­ence for under­grad­u­ate and/or grad­u­ate stu­dents, or expe­ri­ence lead­ing or sup­port­ing a study‐abroad or language‐immersion pro­gram. Appli­cants must have advanced pro­fi­cien­cy in Kore­an. Appli­ca­tion review will begin on Jan­u­ary 1, 2018, and con­tin­ue until each posi­tion is filled.

To apply for the Kore­an Pro­gram res­i­dent direc­tor posi­tion, click here.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the Amer­i­can Coun­cils for Inter­na­tion­al Edu­ca­tion, see

For infor­ma­tion about the Crit­i­cal Lan­guage Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram, see

Visiting Assistant Professor for Tübingen Global Korea Project

Tübingen Global Korea ProjectWith fund­ing from the Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies for the Core Uni­ver­si­ty Pro­gram for Kore­an Stud­ies, the Depart­ment of Chi­nese and Kore­an Stud­ies of the Insti­tute of Asian and Ori­en­tal Stud­ies at Eber­hard Karls Uni­ver­si­ty Tübin­gen, Ger­many, invites appli­ca­tions for the posi­tion of vis­it­ing assis­tant pro­fes­sor of the Tübin­gen Glob­al Korea Project.

The con­tract peri­od for this posi­tion is com­mences on March 1, 2018, and ends on Feb­ru­ary 28, 2021. Require­ments for appoint­ment are a Ph.D. degree in Kore­an stud­ies or a relat­ed dis­ci­pline, as well as pro­fi­cien­cy in spo­ken and writ­ten Kore­an and in Ger­man or Eng­lish. The Ph.D. must have been com­plet­ed by the time of appoint­ment.

The pri­ma­ry respon­si­bil­i­ties of this posi­tion are to teach two cours­es per semes­ter (four hours per week) and to con­tribute to admin­is­tra­tive work, espe­cial­ly in facil­i­tat­ing the Tübin­gen Glob­al Korea Project.

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AKS Seeks Academic Director for 2018 Hanmun Workshop

Academy of Korean Studies Hanmun WorkshopThe Jangseogak Archives at the Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies is seek­ing an aca­d­e­m­ic direc­tor for its 2018 Han­mun Work­shop (July 2 to July 20, 2018).

The work­shop sup­ports and trains aspir­ing young schol­ars (under­grad­u­ates, grad­u­ate stu­dents, and junior schol­ars) of Kore­an and East Asian stud­ies in literary/classical Chi­nese. Through an inten­sive three‐week course work­ing on care­ful­ly select­ed pre‐modern Kore­an clas­si­cal texts, the par­tic­i­pants learn how to read and trans­late classical/literary Chi­nese sources into Eng­lish.

The aca­d­e­m­ic direc­tor of this work­shop will assist in revis­ing the text­book, lec­ture on the read­ing of the select­ed text (three hours per day), help the par­tic­i­pants trans­late their read­ings into Eng­lish (three hours per day), and par­tic­i­pate in week­end field trips to his­toric sites relat­ed to the mate­ri­als. The Jangseogak Archvies will reim­burse round‐trip air­fare (econ­o­my class; except for those resid­ing in Korea), pro­vide a room at the guest­house of the Acad­e­my, and offer an hon­o­rar­i­um of 7 mil­lion KRW for the direc­tor.

Appli­ca­tions should include a state­ment of pur­pose (no more than two pages, single‐spaced) on how to teach Han­mun (literary/classical Chi­nese) to grad­u­ate stu­dents of pre‐modern Kore­an stud­ies and a cur­rent cur­ricu­lum vitae with a list of pub­li­ca­tions (no more than three pages) by Feb­ru­ary 14, 2018. The final results will be indi­vid­u­al­ly noti­fied by March 7, 2016.

Sub­mit appli­ca­tions and any oth­er queries to: Appli­ca­tions will be accept­ed only through e‐mail.

For more infor­ma­tion about the Jangseogak Archives, found­ed one hun­dred years ago as the last roy­al archives of the Cho­son dynasty, vis­it

Premodern Korean Studies Position at UCLA

UCLA seeks premodern Korean studies professorThe Depart­ment of Asian Lan­guages & Cul­tures at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Los Ange­les, invites appli­ca­tions for a posi­tion in pre­mod­ern Kore­an stud­ies at the rank of tenure‐track assis­tant pro­fes­sor or tenured asso­ciate pro­fes­sor.

This posi­tion will begin on July 1, 2018. Pri­or­i­ty will be giv­en to can­di­dates who have research exper­tise in his­to­ry or lit­er­a­ture of the pre­mod­ern peri­od and who have a broad knowl­edge of pre­mod­ern pri­ma­ry sources and archival mate­ri­als. Train­ing in com­par­a­tive, inter­dis­ci­pli­nary, and transna­tion­al method­olo­gies as well as an abil­i­ty to work inter‐regionally with­in East and South or South­east Asia are also strong­ly desired.

The suc­cess­ful can­di­date will be expect­ed to sus­tain an active research and pub­li­ca­tion sched­ule, teach both under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate cours­es, pro­vide ser­vice to the depart­ment and cam­pus, and demon­strate a strong com­mit­ment to diversity‐related teach­ing, research, and ser­vice. Appli­cants are expect­ed to have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appoint­ment.

Appli­cants should sub­mit a cov­er let­ter; cur­ricu­lum vitae; sam­ple course eval­u­a­tions; state­ments of research, teach­ing, and diver­si­ty; a recent writ­ing sam­ple or pub­li­ca­tion; two sam­ple syl­labi (one under­grad­u­ate, one grad­u­ate); and the name of three ref­er­ences online to UC Recruit. Review of appli­ca­tions will con­tin­ue until the posi­tion is filled.

The com­plete recruit­ing announce­ment is on line at For more infor­ma­tion about the UCLA Depart­ment of Asian Lan­guages & Cul­tures, see

For ques­tions regard­ing this process, con­tact Pro­fes­sor Namhee Lee, chair of the search com­mit­tee, at

New Position in Korean Literature at George Washington University

George Washington University logoThe Depart­ment of East Asian Lan­guages and Lit­er­a­tures at The George Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­si­ty invites appli­ca­tions for an open‐rank, tenure‐track or tenured fac­ul­ty posi­tion in Kore­an lit­er­a­ture and cul­ture. The new position–The Korea Foun­da­tion and Kim‐Renaud Pro­fes­sor of Lit­er­a­ture and Cul­ture Studies–is antic­i­pat­ed to start as ear­ly as fall 2018.

Min­i­mum qual­i­fi­ca­tions for the posi­tion include a Ph.D. in Kore­an lit­er­a­ture or a close­ly relat­ed field; native or near‐native flu­en­cy in Kore­an and Eng­lish; evi­dence of excel­lence in teach­ing Kore­an lit­er­a­ture and cul­ture at the col­lege lev­el, as demon­strat­ed by eval­u­a­tions; and active research expe­ri­ence in the field of Kore­an lit­er­a­ture and cul­ture, as indi­cat­ed by schol­ar­ly pub­li­ca­tions. ABD appli­cants will be con­sid­ered but must com­plete all require­ments for the Ph.D. by date of appoint­ment. Aca­d­e­m­ic rank and salary will be com­men­su­rate with qual­i­fi­ca­tions and expe­ri­ence.

For the com­plete job descrip­tion and and instruc­tions regard­ing the appli­ca­tion process, see

Review of appli­ca­tions will begin on Decem­ber 18, 2017, and will con­tin­ue until the posi­tion is filled.

For infor­ma­tion about the Depart­ment of East Asian Lan­guages and Lit­er­a­tures, see