FEATURED JOB: Assistant Professor of Korean Studies, University of Pennsylvania, East Asian Languages & Civilizations/History

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Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
Korean History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, History Education


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 http://apply.interfolio.com/80178; 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: https://almanac.upenn.edu/archive/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html).

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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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