Assistant Professor in Korean Studies

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Assistant Professor in Korean Studies
School of Arts and Sciences

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Oct 22, 2020

The University of Pennsylvania announces a search for an assistant professor in Korean Studies to begin July, 2021. The successful candidate will take up a primary appointment either in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations (EALC) or the Department of History.

Requirements for the position include a doctoral degree by July 1, 2021, from an East Asian, History or other relevant humanities department with a specialization in Korean Studies, native or near-native fluency in Korean language, publications in Korea-related fields, and excellent teaching credentials. We seek a candidate fully committed to cultivating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive scholarly environment. Applicants with strongly comparative and/or transnational interests are especially encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2020. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a teaching statement, one article-length writing sample, and names and contact information for three scholars willing to provide a letter of reference through; we will request additional teaching materials and writing sample(s) directly and solicit confidential letters from recommenders for candidates who advance in the search process.

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. We are strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence, and to creating a more diverse and inclusive faculty (for more information:

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Posted: 10/23/2020
Application Due: 12/22/2020
Work Type: Full Time