[KS] [Position] Tenure - Track Assistant Professor in Korean Studies at ASU

Sookja Cho scho37 at asu.edu
Thu Sep 22 04:53:55 EDT 2022

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to share the following job ad for a tenure-track assistant
professor in Korean studies.
I would appreciate it if you could share it with anyone who might be

Kind regards,

Sookja Cho
Associate Professor, Korean and Comparative Literature; Coordinator, Korean
School of International Letters and Cultures
Arizona State University


*Assistant Professor of Korean and Transnational Film and Visual Culture,
Arizona State University*
The School of International Letters & Cultures (SILC) at Arizona State
University (ASU) invites
applications for a *full-time, tenure-track appointment in Korean Studies*
at the rank of
Assistant Professor. Anticipated start date is *August 2023*.

Disciplinary specialization may include Korean film, animation, popular
culture, literature, and
media studies. In addition to expanding our range of course offerings in
Korean, the candidate
will be expected to collaborate with colleagues in both the East Asian
section and SILC more
generally, to design courses with transnational and comparative topics.
Expertise in a second
East Asian language or film tradition is strongly desired, as is evidence
of ability to design
undergraduate- and graduate- level courses on transnational East Asian and
comparative topics that put Korean studies in dialogue with broader
regional and global currents
in film, media, and visual studies.

The candidate will be expected to contribute both content and upper-level
language courses,
depending on program needs. The Korean program features Korean Studies
Certificate and
Korean Minor. We seek a candidate who can play a key role in the
development of the Korean
section, and who is committed to inclusion and excellence in research and

*Essential Functions of the Position*

The successful candidate will be expected to:
● Design and teach two courses per semester in Korean film, popular
culture, literature,
and/or visual media studies at both undergraduate and graduate level.
● Contribute to curriculum development in the Korean section and SILC more
● Supervise honors, masters, and doctoral students.
● Conduct research and publish in top-tier journals and presses.
● Participate in professional and university service as appropriate for

*Required Qualifications:*
● Ph.D. in a Korean-related humanities field required by time of
appointment. ABD
candidates may be considered, but must have Ph.D. conferred by time of
● Native or near-native proficiency in both modern Korean and English.
● Evidence of effective teaching at the university level.
● Evidence of clear research agenda and scholarly publication trajectory.

*Desired Qualifications:*
● Research and teaching expertise in interdisciplinary, transnational East
Asian and
comparative topics
● Research and teaching expertise in a second Asian language and culture
● Ability to teach content courses in Korean
● Ability to use basic instructional technology (i.e., Blackboard, Canvas,
● Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations
and/or reaching
out to diverse communities.

Application deadline is *November 1, 2022*; if not filled, every two weeks
thereafter until the
search is closed. By policy, the successful candidate must be eligible to
work in the United States
by time of hire.

*To apply, please submit the following via Interfolio*:
A letter of application, addressed to Search Committee Chair Ebru Turker,
outlining the
candidate’s research, teaching interests, and qualifications for the
● Current curriculum vita (CV).
● One scholarly writing sample (in English, and of no more than 45 pages)
● Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. quantitative and sample of
qualitative data from
teaching evaluations, if available).
● Statement of Teaching Philosophy (no more than 2 pages)
● A 1-page statement addressing how your past and/or potential
contributions to diversity
and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence
● The names, positions, and contact information of three references who may
be contacted

Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee
chair, Ebru Turker, at
Ebru.Turker at asu.edu.
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