James Joo-Jin Kim Chair in Korean Politics
Sep 15, 2023
The Political Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for an open rank tenure-track faculty position in Korean politics, to hold the inaugural James Joo-Jin Kim named chair. The search is open with regard to specialization in the subfield. Candidates with wide-ranging research agendas on such topics as political economy, public policy, political institutions, political behavior, foreign policy, and gender politics are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to actively engage in research and teaching related to Korean politics as well as to promote Korean Studies at Penn and beyond.
Political Science is housed within the School of Arts & Sciences
, which is comprised of 28 academic departments, the College of Arts and Sciences
, the Graduate Division
, and the College of Liberal and Professional Studies
. Interdisciplinary research and collaboration are supported by the breadth and depth of academic pursuits at Penn
as well as the proximity of resources on our contiguous green urban campus
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We promote and encourage curiosity, intellectual engagement, and discovery among all our students and faculty. University, School, and departmental resources that support faculty include but are not limited to: the Offices of the Vice Provost for Faculty
and Vice Provost for Research
, Penn Global
and Perry World House, Wellness at Penn
, the Center for Teaching and Learning
, the Penn Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships
, and Penn Human Resources
The department offers an undergraduate major that provides students an understanding of the modern discipline of political science. More generally, faculty teach approximately 2,000 undergraduates each year and have a program of about 80 graduate students. Our graduate students often go on to become assistant professors, post-docs or work in related areas outside academia.
We seek candidates who share our strong commitment to research, teaching and mentoring, and to a scholarly community shaped by values of inclusive excellence. The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania is committed to cultivating and sustaining a community of students, scholars, researchers, and staff that reflects the diversity of our world. We nurture working and learning environments that are affirming, equitable, and inclusive. As a community, we are committed to thoughtful discussions and dynamic interactions as we strive for an environment where everyone is supported and valued. Please see our School's Inclusion and Antiracism Initiatives to learn more about our active priorities: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/2020-inclusion-and-anti-racism-initiatives
The successful candidate is expected to:
- demonstrate potential for an active high-impact research agenda;
- have or plan to seek external funding for research;
- have a deep commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students and mentoring and supporting a diverse student body;
- teach three courses per year at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
- have a publication record appropriate to the rank being sought;
- contribute actively to Korean Studies at Penn;
- engage in service to the profession and shared governance within the University.
The appointment will begin on July 1, 2024, though the start date may be negotiable. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is expected at the start of the appointment.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, personal statement, curriculum vita, research statement, writing sample (approximately 30 pages), and the names and contact information for three referees to: apply.interfolio.com/132227
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2023
and continue until the line has been filled.
Please contact Jennifer Bottomley, Department Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
, 215-898-7641 with questions regarding the application process.
To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/132227
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).
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