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[Washington University in St. Louis] Korean Studies Lecturer


The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a one-year lecturer position in Korean Studies to begin in August 2023 for the nine-month academic year.

This role requires duties equivalent to a full-time teaching load, which the university defines as at least 12 credit-hours of classroom teaching in each semester, and which may include a combination of teaching and other departmental service and advising as appropriate. The successful candidate will be asked to teach three courses per semester.

Teaching track faculty will not be evaluated on or expected to engage in research or scholarship as part of their appointment.

Applicant Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Korean Studies or related field in hand prior to the start of the appointment and should be able to demonstrate prior successful teaching experience.

Applicants should be able to teach undergraduate survey courses on Korean literature, culture, and society, a seminar course for upper-undergraduate and graduate students, and topics courses in their area of specialization. Scholars who have expertise in literature, history, and/or media studies from the early modern (late Chosŏn) to contemporary periods are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions:

Applications must include:

  1. a cover letter,
  2. a current CV,
  3. at least two syllabi of proposed undergraduate courses,
  4. a teaching statement for the year of appointment (up to 1500 words),
  5. a writing sample (not to exceed 30 pages),
  6. three letters of recommendation.

All materials should be uploaded to Interfolio ( Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Ji-Eun Lee, search committee chair, at Application review will begin on April 3rd, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.

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An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer: Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

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Status: Expired No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Full Time Years of experience: 1 Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 14 Mar 2023

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