[University of Pittsburgh] Teaching Professor of Korean Studies (Open Rank)
The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a Teaching Professor (of any rank) position in Korean culture and visual culture, pending budgetary approval. The successful candidate should possess primary disciplinary training in Korean literature and culture and strong competence in film and media studies, performance studies, or a closely related discipline. A Ph.D. in Korean Studies or a related field is required by the time of appointment.
The appointment starts on September 1, 2023. The teaching load is six courses per year. The appointee will teach current undergraduate courses, develop new courses in the area of their specialization, help develop a new Korean major, and participate in the department’s interdisciplinary MA program. The successful candidate must demonstrate strengths as a teacher at all levels. The candidate must have a native or near-native user of Korean and English in all language skill areas. In addition, the new hire should be willing to take an active leadership role in the vigorous growth of the Korean program and collaborate closely with the established Korean language program. Besides working closely with other Korean studies faculty, the individual hired for this position is expected to collaborate with Asianists in other units to promote Korean studies and visual studies.
The University of Pittsburgh has dedicated substantial resources to international studies and encourages interdisciplinary research and teaching through the established programs in Film Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender, Sexuality, Women's Studies, and Global Studies. The intellectual environment at the University of Pittsburgh provides ample opportunities for interdisciplinary cooperation. The East Asian Library is strong and supported by our National Resource Center grant from the US Department of Education, and there are superlative research facilities, as well as funds for research and teaching.
Applicants should send a letter of application; CV; a sample of scholarly work; evidence of teaching ability (e. g., student teaching evaluations); a sample syllabus for one course; a statement of teaching philosophy; statement of diversity and inclusion addressing the applicant’s commitment to and leadership in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement; and a document with three names of referees (one of which must explicitly address the candidate’s teaching ability) and their contact information to Pitt’s Talent Center. (Job Description - Teaching Professor of Korean Studies Open Rank (22007322) (taleo.net))
For more information, contact Sara Abbott at 412-624-2842 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 31, 2022.
1. Sample of scholarly work - published article (if available) 2. Statement of diversity - statement of diversity and inclusion addressing the applicant’s commitment to and leadership in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement 3. Word document with 3 names of referees and contact information; one of which must explicitly address the candidate’s teaching ability
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