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Assistant Professor (Korean)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of LLL/East Asian Languages and Literatures
Date Posted:
November 07, 2018
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins December 15, 2018
Salary Information:
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
  • The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures in the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Korean literature to start in August 1, 2019, pending position clearance and availability of funds.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Responsibilities of the position include teaching survey and upper-level undergraduate courses in Korean literature and culture, and introductory language courses as needed;
  2. Teach MA- and PhD-level courses in Korean literature and culture, including literary theories and/or authors, and/or critical issues and movements in Korean literature;
  3. Advise undergraduate majors and graduate students in the Korean program;
  4. Successfully conduct and publish scholarly research in area of specialization;
  5. Contribute to departmental and university service;
  6. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Ph.D. in modern or contemporary Korean literature, or closely related field, from a college or university of recognized standing. ABD will be considered, but all requirements for degree must be completed by August 2019.
  2. High levels of proficiency in Korean and English;
  3. Established strong commitment to excellence in teaching and service;
  4. Evidence of scholarly achievement in the field;
  5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with students, faculty, staff, and administration.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Ability to develop new courses in Korean culture, literary history, and interdisciplinary fields.

To Apply:
Applicants should submit through the e-mail,, a signed cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications; an up-to-date CV; statement of current and future research plans, and teaching; publication or writing samples in area of specialization; graduate transcripts (copies acceptable at time of application; original required at time of hire); student course evaluations for different Korean literature/culture/language courses; and candidates should ask three referees to send their recommendation letters (institutional letterhead required) to the above email address by the closing date. The subject of your e-mail must appear as follows: Last name, First name (example: Doe, Jane). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  1. Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
  2. 1890 East-West Road, Moore Hall 382
  3. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Dr. Mee-Jeong Park, Chair, EALL; 808-956-2052;

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