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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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

Korean Studies Position at the University of North Carolina

UNC arts and sciences logoThe Depart­ment of Asian Stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of North Car­oli­na, Chapel Hill (, invites appli­ca­tions for a tenure-track posi­tion in Kore­an stud­ies at the rank of assis­tant pro­fes­sor, to begin July 1, 2018. Duties include teach­ing, research, and ser­vice. Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the con­tin­ued devel­op­ment of the Department’s pro­gram in Kore­an stud­ies is expect­ed.

The Depart­ment wel­comes appli­cants with doc­tor­al degree in hand or near com­ple­tion in Kore­an stud­ies, Kore­an lan­guage and lit­er­a­ture, or a relat­ed field such as, but not lim­it­ed to, anthro­pol­o­gy, mod­ern his­to­ry, qual­i­ta­tive soci­ol­o­gy, cul­tur­al stud­ies, gen­der stud­ies, visu­al stud­ies, or per­for­mance stud­ies.

Native or near-native flu­en­cy in Kore­an and Eng­lish and demon­strat­ed poten­tial for inno­v­a­tive schol­ar­ship are required.

Those inter­est­ed should sub­mit an online appli­ca­tion at Appli­ca­tion mate­ri­als should include a detailed let­ter, cur­ricu­lum vitae, sam­ple syl­labi, and a writ­ing sam­ple. Paper or e-mail appli­ca­tions will not be accept­ed.

Appli­cants will also be required to iden­ti­fy the names, titles, and e-mail address­es of four pro­fes­sion­al ref­er­ences at the time of appli­ca­tion. Rec­om­menders iden­ti­fied by the appli­cant will be con­tact­ed via e-mail with instruc­tions for upload­ing their let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion.

Review of appli­ca­tions will begin Novem­ber 8, 2017. The search will remain open until the posi­tion is filled.

Korean Language and Culture Position at CSU Long Beach

The Depart­ment of Asian and Asian Amer­i­can Stud­ies at Cal­i­for­nia State Uni­ver­si­ty, Long Beach, seeks appli­cants for a posi­tion as assis­tant pro­fes­sor of Asian stud­ies (Kore­an lan­guage and cul­ture) to begin in fall semes­ter 2018.

The posi­tion requires a Ph.D. in East Asian lan­guages and cul­tures, applied lin­guis­tics, foreign/second lan­guage edu­ca­tion, or a rel­e­vant area of Kore­an stud­ies and native or near-native flu­en­cy in Kore­an and Eng­lish.

The select­ed can­di­date will be expect­ed to teach exist­ing cours­es in Kore­an lan­guage and lower- and upper-division Asian stud­ies cours­es in an appro­pri­ate dis­ci­pline; devel­op and teach advanced Kore­an lan­guage and oth­er cours­es in the area of spe­cial­iza­tion; main­tain an active research pro­gram; under­take grant writ­ing and devel­op­ment projects that pro­mote the depart­men­tal mis­sion; and col­lab­o­rate in assess­ment plan­ning and imple­men­ta­tion.

For a full state­ment of the posi­tion require­ments and appli­ca­tion pro­ce­dures, see All required doc­u­men­ta­tion is to be sub­mit­ted elec­tron­i­cal­ly through Review of appli­ca­tions will begin Octo­ber 15, 2017.

Requests for infor­ma­tion should be addressed to: Cal­i­for­nia State Uni­ver­si­ty, Long Beach, Depart­ment of Asian and Asian Amer­i­can Stud­ies, Attn: Michelle Okawa (, 1250 Bell­flower Boule­vard, Long Beach, CA 90840–1002.

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.

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