[KS] position announcement at ASU

Hyaeweol Choi Hchoi at asu.edu
Tue Jan 29 16:55:27 EST 2002

Dear colleagues,

I would greatly appreciate it if you would share the job announcement below
with your colleagues and students who might be interested in applying.
Thanks in advance.


Hyaeweol Choi
Assistant Professor of Korean Studies
Dept. of Languages and Literatures
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-0202
(480) 965-4560


Position Announcement

Visiting Assistant Professor in Religious Traditions of Korea
Non-Tenure Track

applications for a visiting assistant professor appointment specializing in
the Religious Traditions of Korea.  Through the generosity of the Freeman
Foundation, A.S.U. has received funding to support this appointment for four
years.  The initial term of the appointment is one year, beginning Fall of
2002, with possible annual renewals depending on satisfactory performance,
the needs of the university and funding.  

Required Qualifications:  Applicants must have a research specialization in
at least one of the various Korean religious traditions (Confucianism,
Buddhism, Taoism, Shamanism/Folk Religion, or Christianity) and must also
have graduate training in at least one other of these traditions.
Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to teach: 1) undergraduate
courses in Korean religion and culture; 2) at least one course covering a
tradition as it is found in both Korea and elsewhere (e.g., East Asian
Buddhism, Asian Christianity); and 3) theoretical and thematic courses in
the study of religion.  Other required qualifications:  1) Ph.D. in
Religious Studies or related field by time of hire; 2) Proficiency in Korean
language and other languages necessary for the primary and secondary sources
of the research specialization; and 3) Evidence of teaching effectiveness,
publication, and professional involvement appropriate to development since
time of doctorate.  

Desired Qualifications:  1) Research interests in the interaction among the
various religious traditions of Korea; and 2) Research interests in the
relationships among religion, society, and culture in both pre-modern and
modern Korea.

Send letter of application, CV, transcript, three letters of recommendation,
samples of writings, sample syllabi, and (if available) teaching evaluations
to:  James Foard, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Religious
Studies, Arizona State University, PO Box 873104, AZ 85287-3104.
Application deadline: March 15, 2002, or every other Friday thereafter until
the position is filled. AA/EOE. 

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