Job: Assistant Professor in Korean Cultural Studies

Job #JPF02040
East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies / College of Letters & Science – Humanities and Fine Arts / UC Santa Barbara

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Position title: Assistant Professor
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

Open date: September 28th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Nov 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

The Department of East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Korean Cultural Studies. We welcome applications from scholars working in the Humanities and/or interpretive Social Sciences who study Korean culture, broadly conceived, and with expertise in any historical era, from premodern to contemporary. The Department and its PhD program have particular strengths in Modernity, Colonialism, and Globalization Studies; Visual, Film, and Media Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Literature and Translation Studies; and Religiosity and the History of Ideas. Applications from scholars who pursue interdisciplinary approaches, analyze cultural technologies, use a transnational or global framework, and cross the premodern/modern divide, are especially welcome.

The successful candidate will be able to teach graduate seminars in Korean Cultural Studies, while also offering broader undergraduate courses. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the department’s Academic Personnel Coordinator, Natalie Juarez through the help link below. Please make sure to reference JPF02040 in inquiry.

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

This hire is supported by a Korea Foundation Support Program Grant, #1022000-3726.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
The minimum requirement to be considered for this position is the completion of all requirements for a PhD except the dissertation at time of application. The PhD can be in any field in the humanities and interpretive social sciences with research specialization in Korean Cultural Studies.

Preferred qualifications
PhD preferred.
Scholars who pursue interdisciplinary approaches, analyze cultural technologies, use a transnational or global framework, and cross the premodern/modern divide, are especially welcome.

Document requirements
• Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
• Cover Letter
• Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
• Writing Sample

Reference requirements
• 3 letters of reference required
Three letters of recommendation required.

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