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Free-Position Postdoctoral Scholar in Modern Korean History

at University of Chicago in USA

Position Description
The Department of History of the University of Chicago, with the support of the Center for East Asian Studies and the US Department of Education Title VI Grant, invites applicants for a non-renewable, three-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the rank of Instructor in Modern Korean History. We particularly welcome applications from junior scholars whose work situates Korean history in a transregional or transnational perspective and those whose work is thematically or methodologically innovative. The successful applicant will conduct research in their field, teach two undergraduate courses each year on topics chosen in consultation with a faculty mentor, and contribute to the intellectual life of the wider University. In addition to salary and benefits, the successful applicant will also be provided with research funds to pursue their own research, for conference travel, and for planning conferences or other Korea-related events/programming.

Candidates must have earned the PhD prior to the start of the appointment.

Application Instructions
Applicants are required to apply online at the University of Chicago’s Interfolio site: http://apply.interfolio.com/115326 .
Applications should include: (1) a current curriculum vitae (2) a cover letter that describes your research and teaching profile, as well as your plans for the fellowship period; (3) a research statement addressing current and future plans for research (2–3 pages); (4) a teaching statement addressing teaching experience and philosophy (1-page); (4) a draft syllabus of at least one course to be taught during the fellowship period; (5) Writing sample from the candidates’ research of approximately 30 pages; (6) three letters of recommendation.
Review of applicants will begin on November 15th, and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled or the search is ended.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

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