Post for Data Scientist in Korean Studies at Sogang University

Sogang University logoSogang Uni­ver­si­ty is seek­ing can­di­dates for a full-time, tenure-track appoint­ment in the Depart­ment of Glob­al Kore­an Stud­ies at Sogang’s School of Inte­grat­ed Knowl­edge. The suc­cess­ful appli­cant will teach under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate cours­es in data sci­ence as it relates to the pro­duc­tion of knowl­edge about Korea and Kore­an cul­ture, as well as con­duct research and seek fund­ing for research on cre­ation of knowl­edge about Korea.

The Depart­ment of Glob­al Kore­an Stud­ies in sit­u­at­ed in Sogang’s School of Inte­grat­ed Knowedge along with the Depart­ment of Art and Tech­nol­o­gy. Cours­es in the Depart­ment are con­duct­ed in Eng­lish for Kore­an and inter­na­tion­al stu­dents with the aim of enabling those stu­dents to become glob­al lead­ers in the pro­duc­tion of knowl­edge about Korea.

The suc­cess­ful appli­cant is like­ly to have research and teach­ing expe­ri­ence in one or more of the fol­low­ing areas: Data stor­age and retrieval; dig­i­tal human­i­ties; cul­tur­al infor­mat­ics; bib­lio­met­rics, infor­met­rics; quan­ti­ta­tive his­tor­i­cal or anthro­po­log­i­cal analy­sis; applied machine learn­ing; data visu­al­iza­tion; com­put­er vision; large-scale data min­ing; nat­ur­al lan­guage pro­cess­ing; top­ic mod­el­ing; dig­i­tal con­ti­nu­ity; pol­i­cy, pri­va­cy, ethics, law (as they relate to data, dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies, and Korea); sci­ence and tech­nolo­gies stud­ies; research design and data ana­lyt­ics; and soft­ware engi­neer­ing.

Appli­cants must have domain exper­tise on a top­ic relat­ed to the study of Kore­an cul­ture and soci­ety; work­ing knowl­edge of the field of Kore­an Stud­ies; and native or near-native Eng­lish lan­guage pro­fi­cien­cy and advanced Kore­an lan­guage skills.

Desired qual­i­fi­ca­tions include a Ph.D. in com­put­er sci­ence, infor­ma­tion sci­ence, sta­tis­tics, applied math­e­mat­ics, soft­ware engi­neer­ing, or a close­ly relat­ed field with domain exper­tise in Kore­an stud­ies and qual­i­fied expe­ri­ence teach­ing and work­ing in mul­ti­cul­tur­al envi­ron­ments.

Appli­ca­tions from doc­tor­al can­di­dates will be con­sid­ered, but the suc­cess­ful appli­cant must have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appoint­ment, which is expect­ed in Feb­ru­ary 2018.

Appli­cants should sub­mit an appli­ca­tion form, a let­ter of inter­est, and a sin­gle PDF con­tain­ing the first page of all pub­li­ca­tions from the past three years (since Sep­tem­ber 2014) at:

Appli­ca­tions will be accept­ed between August 28 and Sep­tem­ber 21, 2017. Appli­ca­tions received dur­ing this peri­od will receive full con­sid­er­a­tion.