[KS] Job opening: Tenure-track assistant professor in Korean lierature and culture, Ohio State University

Pil Ho Kim plateaux at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 01:30:19 EDT 2022

Department: East Asian Languages and Literatures

Position:  Korean Literature and Culture

Rank: Assistant Professor


The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at The Ohio State
University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank
of Assistant Professor in Korean literature and culture. Applicants should
have a specialization in Korean literature and interdisciplinary interests
in the study of culture, to include vernacular culture or Korean diaspora
studies, film and media studies,performance studies, or other areas.
Candidates should have research expertise in at least one of the following
areas: pre-modern literature, modern literature, or comparative literature.
The position involves teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses in
Korean literature (pre-modern and/or modern literature) and cultural studies
 (including popular culture, media studies, and cultural heritage). The
successful candidate will design a new course that focuses on themes of
diversity, equity, and inclusion in East Asian humanities and contribute to
the development of the Korean performance program and a graduate degree
program in Korean Studies.


This appointment begins August 15, 2023 and candidates must have a Ph.D. in
Korean literature or a related field by the start of employment. ABDs
welcome to apply. Native or near-native fluency in English and Korean is
required. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of
credentials and other information required by law and/or university
policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of
Ohio. Columbus is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s
14th largest
city. Columbus offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a
vibrant arts and culture scene. Additional information about all that
the Columbus
area has to offer is available at https://visit.osu.edu/experience.

Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jo
bs/22274  <https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22274%20>. A complete
application consists of (1) a cover letter, including a statement of
research interests and teaching experience; (2) curriculum vitae, including
a list of college-level courses taught; (3) a diversity statement, which
articulates the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to and leadership in
fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching,
mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement; (4) a research sample (no more
than 50 pages); and (5) three letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022, and will continue
until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Naomi Fukumori,
search committee chair, at fukumori.1 at osu.edu.

The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence.
Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a
core component of this commitment. In support of this, The Office of
Academic Affairs (OAA) has created the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty
Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty. This
support includes dual careers services, consultation and resources related
to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and
the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not
guaranteed, resources and consultation are available to support the
partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering The Ohio
State University and throughout their transition.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and
intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning
community to reach their full potential. Over the next few years, The Ohio
State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of
which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university
equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global
societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion. We are responsive to
dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our
community members through a suite of institutionalized policies.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national
origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
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