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Free-Position Korea Foundation Chair in Korean Studies in Social Science, U of Toronto

at University of Toronto in Canada


The Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto invites applications for the Korea Foundation Chair in Korean Studies in Social Science. This is an endowed Chair position, to be appointed at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, in the Department of Anthropology, the Department of East Asian Studies, or the Department of Sociology. Appointment to the Korea Foundation Chair in Korean Studies will be for a five-year term. This appointment is renewable following a favourable review. This tenure-stream appointment will be effective July 1, 2015.

The Korea Foundation Chair will be joining one of the leading programs in Korean Studies in North America. The successful candidate must have a PhD in a relevant discipline and demonstrate excellence in research through a strong record of scholarship and publication with a focus on Korea. Evidence of excellence in teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to graduate education and mentorship, are required. Preference will be given to a scholar working in Korean language and able to complement the research and teaching specialties of the faculty working in Korean Studies. The Korea Foundation Chair will be expected to assume a leadership role in developing and strengthening the Centre for the Study of Korea at the Asian Institute in the Munk School of Global Affairs.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample. If you have questions about this position, please contact vicedean.academic@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MW word format.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly via e-mail to vicedean.academic@utoronto.ca by the closing date, February 20, 2015.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Ju Hui Judy HAN
Assistant Professor in Geography
University of Toronto

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