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.

Appli­cants must demon­strate a record of excel­lence in schol­ar­ship and teach­ing com­men­su­rate with a posi­tion at the senior asso­ciate pro­fes­sor or full pro­fes­sor lev­els and be able to teach cours­es that meet the needs of the depart­ment of appoint­ment as well as com­ple­ment exist­ing strengths with­in the depart­ment and col­lege. Appli­cants must also demon­strate a lev­el of lan­guage flu­en­cy in both Eng­lish and Kore­an appro­pri­ate for research and teach­ing.

Review of appli­ca­tions will begin Octo­ber 1, 2017.

To apply, vis­it and ref­er­ence Req­ui­si­tion #70718.

Request­ed appli­ca­tion mate­ri­als include a let­ter of inter­est; cur­ricu­lum vitae; rep­re­sen­ta­tive writ­ing sam­ple; and names and con­tact infor­ma­tion of three ref­er­ences. Let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion will be request­ed only for short-listed can­di­dates.

For more infor­ma­tion con­tact: Alaina R. Han­son (, Admin­is­tra­tion, Col­lege of Lib­er­al Arts and Sci­ences, or Morten Schlüt­ter (, chair of search com­mit­tee and direc­tor, Cen­ter for Asian and Pacif­ic Stud­ies.