Assistant Professor, Korean Language & Culture (Tenure-Track)
University of Virginia, Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
Type: Academic - Assistant Professor
The Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Korean language and culture. We seek outstanding candidates with research and teaching expertise in areas such as Korean literature and language, film, race and ethnicity, cultural studies, drama, gender and sexuality, popular culture, and media studies. Period of specialization is open, and there is particular interest in applicants who can engage with the Global South and its histories of empire, race, and diaspora. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 2-2 course load consisting of classes in their area of specialty and one advanced-level Korean language readings class per year, maintain a vibrant research profile, and participate actively in department advising and service roles.
Applicants must have a PhD in hand at time of appointment and native or near-native command of Korean and English. The anticipated start date will be in the Fall of 2022.
***Please note that all required documents must be uploaded in the "resume" box.***
(1) Cover letter that describes graduate training and/or previous teaching philosophy and experience, current research, and statement regarding your demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations and/or cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in your work.
(2) Current CV with contact information for three professional references;
(3) Two sample syllabi, including one for a fourth year level advanced language class that reads authentic Korean texts;
(4) One chapter-length writing sample.
***Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***
Review of applications will begin November 22, 2021, and the search will remain open until filled.
Questions about this position should be directed to Professor Jack W. Chen, Search Chair, at [email protected]. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor at [email protected].
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