[The Ohio State University] Assistant Professor, Korean Literature and Culture
Department: East Asian Languages and Literatures
Position: Korean Literature and Culture
Rank: Assistant Professor
The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Korean literature and culture. Applicants should have a specialization in Korean literature and interdisciplinary interests in the study of culture, to include vernacular culture or Korean diaspora studies, film and media studies, performance studies, or other areas. Candidates should have research expertise in at least one of the following areas: pre-modern literature, modern literature, or comparative literature. The position involves teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses in Korean literature (pre-modern and/or modern literature) and cultural studies (including popular culture, media studies, and cultural heritage). The successful candidate will design a new course that focuses on themes of diversity, equity, and inclusion in East Asian humanities and contribute to the development of the Korean performance program and a graduate degree program in Korean Studies.
This appointment begins August 15, 2023 and candidates must have a Ph.D. in Korean literature or a related field by the start of employment. ABDs welcome to apply. Native or near-native fluency in English and Korean is required. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.
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Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22274. A complete application consists of (1) a cover letter, including a statement of research interests and teaching experience; (2) curriculum vitae, including a list of college-level courses taught; (3) a diversity statement, which articulates the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to and leadership in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement; (4) a research sample (no more than 50 pages); and (5) three letters of reference.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Naomi Fukumori, search committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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