Postdoctoral Fellow in Korean Literature and Culture


The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University seeks to appoint a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow in Korean Literature and Culture to begin on September 1, 2019. The appointment is for two years. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Korean and English and a Ph.D. or advanced ABD status with a specialization in Korean literature/culture. The fellow will be required to teach three humanities courses over the course of the academic year; language teaching is not expected. Applications are welcome from candidates working in the modern period, or across modern and pre-modern periods. We also welcome candidates doing transnational or inter-regional research, though we are especially interested in candidates who can teach modern and contemporary Korean literature, film, media, and/or cultural studies. To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, a 20-page writing sample, a teaching portfolio (consisting of a teaching statement, two syllabi, and any available course evaluations), and three letters of recommendation.  The online application form can be found here

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Review of applications begins on March 15, 2019.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity. Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.