Assistant Professor of Korean Studies


Position vacancy ID: 92246-FA

Rank: Assistant Professor

Hiring Department: Letters & Science/Asian Languages & Cultures at UW-Madison

Annual basis: 9 month

Anticipated begin date: August 20, 2018

Application deadline: Application review will begin on November 15, 2017. Position open until filled.


The Department of Asian Languages & Cultures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Korea Studies who have a dedicated commitment to excellence in teaching, research and professional and university service to begin Fall 2018.  


The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures is seeking to hire a scholar of the humanities or qualitative social sciences with expertise in Korea Studies. Candidates should have professional-level fluency in Korean and English. Prior teaching experience at the university level preferred. Ph.D. or equivalent required prior to start of appointment with specialization in Korea Studies.


Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate eagerness to extend our multidisciplinary conversation about culture in the transasian context, and who have the vision and skills for building new academic programs.


Applications must be submitted on line at jobs.wisc.edu. Candidates will be requested to submit a single PDF document consisting of letter of application, curriculum vitae and writing sample (dissertation chapter, journal article, or book chapter). Candidates will also be asked to provide the names and contact information for three references. References will be contacted upon application submission and asked to provide a letter of recommendation. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2017; applications will be accepted until position is filled.


The UW-Madison is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. A criminal background check will be required to prior to employment. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding finalists must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. 


Contact for further inquiry:

Professor Steve Ridgely