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California State University, Long Beach (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Asian Studies (Korean Language and Culture)[]


POSITION: Assistant Professor of Asian Studies (Korean Language and Culture)

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 20, 2018 (Fall Semester)

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in East Asian languages and cultures, applied linguistics, foreign/second language education, or a relevant area of Korean studies. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree required by August 1, 2018. Native or near-native fluency in Korean and English Demonstrated effectiveness for teaching Demonstrated potential for research/publication record Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: - Specialization in Korean language, culture, or a related field with the ability to teach all levels of Korean language courses including content courses in one area (such as contemporary Korean culture) in English. Experience or strong commitment to working in a foreign/second language program serving undergraduate students with the ability to expand the program. Experience teaching Korean language and Korean culture courses at college level. Research program and publications in the area of desired specialization or related field. Experience and interest in the use of technology and the development of hybrid courses. Background or experience in applied Korean linguistics and familiarity with new pedagogies and methodologies of teaching Korean language and culture.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications to begin October 15, 2017. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

UPDATES: skype interview requested (12/1), on-site interview requested (1/12)

Cornell University (NY) - TT Assistant Professorship in Northeast Asian Critical Humanities (incl. Korea)[]

The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University welcomes applications for a Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Northeast Asian Critical Humanities. We seek teaching and research strengths in Japan and/or Korean studies, ideally including trans-national/inter-Asian empirical and theoretical interests. Applications are welcome from candidates working in modern, or across premodern and modern, contexts. Candidates should be prepared to contribute to the undergraduate curriculum through courses in their fields of specialization as well as through survey and gateway courses. The successful candidate will enter a department that approaches Asian Humanities from diverse, but often complementary, disciplinary and theoretical arenas, including literature, film, media and visual culture, literary and intellectual history, religious studies, the investigation of imperial and colonial cultural forms and processes, translation studies, and study of modernities. While the Department of Asian Studies constitutes the teaching and tenure home for this position, the successful candidate will also make contributions to one or more of Cornell University’s thematic and area studies programs. Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2018, and publishing record or strong potential for publishing is important. Submit by November 1, 2017, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, reading sample, statement of teaching experience, and three letters of recommendation electronically at


Emory University (GA) - TT Asst. Professor - Korean Studies[]

The Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures (REALC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Korean Studies with a background in the humanities including, but not limited to, the fields of literature, gender, media and cultural studies, philosophy, religion, and history. The candidate is expected to teach a survey course with a focus on modern Korea. The Department is particularly interested in candidates whose scholarship is inter-disciplinary and inter-regional (within East Asia and beyond). Successful candidates must have a PhD in hand by the time of appointment, and demonstrate an active research agenda and a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level and to development of graduate programming. Candidates will also adhere to best practices and demonstrate an ability to advance Emory College’s goals of diversity and inclusion. Near native proficiency in both English and Korean is required.

Please submit your cover letter, C.V., research statement, short writing sample or published paper, teaching statement, statement of teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds, and three letters of recommendation through Interfolio. Inquiries about the position can be sent to Julie Darby ( and Korean Search Committee, Dept. of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Emory University, 532 Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322. Review of applications will begin on Oct. 20, and will continue until the position is filled. Emory University is an Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran employer. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply



  • Any contacts from the search committee?
  • contact for skype interview 11/3

Northwestern University (IL) - Associate or Full Professor - Asian Humanities[]

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University seeks to appoint a full-time, tenured faculty member in a field in the Asian Humanities beginning in Fall, 2018. We welcome candidates who work across multiple genres and media, from classical to contemporary periods, and in any Asian languages. We are particularly interested in a scholar and teacher who combines intellectual breadth and scholarly distinction in his or her field with a commitment to programmatic leadership and growth.

The successful candidate will join several tenured and tenure-line faculty specializing in Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Korean, and Urdu literature and media cultures, as well as sixteen continuing lecturer faculty in Chinese, Hindi-Urdu, Japanese, and Korean language in the newly-formed Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. As a new member of a growing department, the candidate should bring excellence in research and teaching, as well as enthusiasm and creativity to developing undergraduate curricula, and, at a future date, building a competitive graduate program.

Applications and supporting documents will be accepted only by online submission at the following link: Applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., and two substantial writing samples (e.g., book chapters or peer-reviewed articles), and the names and contact information of three professional references who can speak both to the applicant’s scholarly contributions as well as to matters of collegiality and institutional vision. The applicant will be notified by the Search Committee before reference letters are requested.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017 and the position is open until filled. Inquiries about the search may be sent to



Smith College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor of Korean Language, Literature, and Culture[]

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Korean Language, Literature, and Culture, to begin July 2018. The position is a full time appointment with full benefits. The successful candidate will teach four courses in Korean language and Korean literature/culture in translation. Applicants must have a native or near-native fluency in Korean and English, a Ph.D. or ABD status with a specialization in Korean literature/culture, and experience in language teaching at all levels, with a commitment to excellence in scholarship and teaching. The ideal candidate will be able to teach courses that bridge disciplines, which may include environmental literature, film and media, or the study of women and gender.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women's college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life. Details about the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Smith may be found at

Submit application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two sample literature/culture syllabi, a writing sample (an article or a chapter, 30 pages maximum), a statement of teaching philosophy, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2017.


  • Rejections sent out 11/29/17

Stanford University (CA) - TT or Tenured Faculty - Korean Studies[]

Stanford University seeks candidates for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in the social sciences. The position would be a dual appointment in the Department of Anthropology and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), affiliated with the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record in teaching and research with a focus on contemporary Korea. S/he would be expected to provide leadership for further development of the study of Korea at Stanford University.

All applicants should submit a letter that includes a brief statement of research interest, curriculum vitae, the names of three referees, and selected writing samples to: Professor Miyako Inoue, Co-Chair, Search Committee, Department of Anthropology, 450 Serra Mall, Building 50, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2034. If submitting applications virtually, please send the requested materials in a pdf format via email to Ellen Christensen,

For full consideration, materials must be received by November 3, 2017. The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2018.


University at Albany, SUNY (NY) - TT Assistant Professor, Modern and Contemporary Korean Culture[]

The Department of East Asian Studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York, seeks candidates for a tenure track assistant professor position in modern and contemporary Korean culture to begin Fall 2018. The successful candidate is expected to 1) teach five lower and upper division courses on pre-modern and modern Korea per year; 2) pursue an active program of research; and 3) participate in service responsibilities, including undergraduate advising. Ph.D. in hand from a university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization is required. Preference will be given to candidates whose research demonstrates an ability to locate Korean culture within the broader context of other East Asian cultures, especially China and Japan. Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. Application deadline is December 8, 2017. For additional details and application procedures see

UPDATES: Any contacts? 2/8

University of Iowa (IA) - C. Maxwell and Elizabeth M. Stanley Family and Korea Foundation Chair in Korean Studies[]

The University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and UI International Programs 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 levels, to commence 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 and/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 be an active participant 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 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, please visit and reference Requisition #70718.


University of Oregon (OR) - TT Asst. Professor - Korean Literature and Culture[]

The University of Oregon's East Asian Languages and Literatures Department invites applicants for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Korean Literature and Culture to begin in fall of 2018. We seek candidates specializing in modern and/or contemporary Korean literature and culture. The normal teaching load is 5 courses per year. Required is a PhD in Korean Literature or related field in hand by time of appointment.

Candidates must apply online at

Please see for the complete position announcement.

Closing Date: 11/01/2017


  • Anything? - 1/2/18

Vanderbilt University (TN) - TT Assistant Professor of Korean Studies[]

The Asian Studies Program at Vanderbilt University, with the generous support of The Korea Foundation, is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Korean Studies.

Field of specialization as a scholar of Korea is open to any discipline within the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Candidates who integrate their research and teaching of Korean Studies with multidisciplinary and interregional expertise are preferred. The successful candidate will possess a clear research trajectory and will have completed the PhD by August 16, 2018. Proficiency in both English and Korean is required for teaching and research in the program.

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a research sample, and three letters of recommendation through Interfolio: Review of applications will begin on November 15, and will continue until the position is filled.


  • request for campus visit 11/30
  • - what’s your field?

Non Tenure-Track[]

University of Washington (WA) - Full-time Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, Korean[]

The Department of Asian Languages & Literature seeks to appoint a full-time Lecturer or full-time Senior Lecturer in Korean. The initial appointment, starting Autumn Quarter 2018, is for three years, with the possibility of renewal. Applicants must have at least an M.A. degree in Korean, Foreign Language Teaching, or another relevant area, must have native or near-native proficiency in Korean, be fluent in English, and have at least one year of experience teaching at the college or university level. The successful applicant will be expected to teach Korean language at all levels, to develop curricular and teaching materials, and to train and supervise teaching assistants. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

Priority will be given to complete applications received before November 1, 2017. APPLICATION LINK:

UPDATES: offer made and accepted