The George Washington University

East Asian Langs & Lits 


The Korea Foundation and Kim-Renaud Professor of Korean Literature and Culture Studies, Open Rank


The Dept of East Asian Languages and Literatures at The George Washington University ( invites applications for an open rank, tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Korean Literature and Culture, anticipated to start as early as Fall 2018. 

Basic Qualifications: PhD in Korean literature or a closely-related field, native or near native fluency in Korean and English, and evidence of excellence in teaching Korean literature and Culture at college level, as demonstrated by evaluations, and active research experience in the field of Korean literature and culture, as indicated by scholarly publications. ABD applicants will be considered but must complete all requirements for the PhD by date of appointment. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research and publication agenda in Korean literature and to teach Korean literature and culture courses. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

To apply: Complete the online faculty application at  and upload a cover letter, C.V., samples of scholarly publications, statement of research and teaching interests, course evaluations and a teaching portfolio (which should include sample syllabi and teaching materials). In addition, ask three recommenders to send a letter of recommendation to: Dr. Shoko Hamano, Chair, Dept. of East Asian Langs. & Lits., The George Washington University, Rome Hall 452, 801 22nd St., N.W., Washington, DC 20052. Review of applications will begin on December 18, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.  

This position is pending final budgetary approval.  Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening. 

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis as prohibited by applicable law.