[KS] Korean Culture and Religion position at Columbia University

Theodore Hughes th2150 at columbia.edu
Wed Sep 30 13:18:32 EDT 2015

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University
invites applications for the tenure-track Il Hwan and Soon Ja Cho
Professorship in Korean Culture and Religion, to begin July 1, 2016. The
appointment is at the rank of assistant professor. We particularly
encourage applications from scholars who take an interdisciplinary,
transnational approach to the study of Korean culture (with possible
specialization in disciplines such as art history, anthropology, history,
or literature) and religion (with an emphasis on Korean Buddhism). The
appointee will teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and is
expected to work with fellow faculty in the Department of East Asian
Languages and Cultures, the Religion Department, and other university
institutions in the development of Korean studies research, teaching, and
programming at Columbia. Participation in the Columbia College Core
Curriculum will be expected. PhD. degree must be completed by July 1,
2016.  Applications will include CV, cover letter with a description of
teaching and research interests, abstract of dissertation or first book, a
brief description of courses the applicant has taught or would be prepared
to develop, two sample syllabi, a sample of written work, and three letters
of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2015
and continue until the position is filled. The search committee is
especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching
or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic

For more information and to apply for the position, please use the
following URL: academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61575

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Theodore Hughes
Associate Professor of Modern Korean Literature
Director, Center for Korean Research
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Columbia University

Tel: (212) 854-8545
Fax: (212) 678-8629
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