The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a tenure-track position in Modern Korean Culture and Society at the rank of assistant professor. We welcome applicants in any discipline of the humanities, and qualitative social sciences, including candidates who integrate their research and teaching of Korean Studies with multidisciplinary and interregional expertise. The start date is August 16, 2020. Salary is commensurate with experience. We seek a promising scholar and teacher who will actively contribute to the intellectual mission of our department through teaching, research, and building our Korean studies program.

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community. 

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit 

Requirements: A PhD in Korean studies or related field, promising research agenda, and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching are required. Candidates who can teach Modern and Contemporary Korean literature, film, media and/or cultural studies are preferred. Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Instructor. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor. 

To apply, create your candidate profile through and submit application materials by November 1, 2019. Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a representative publication, statement of teaching and research interests, and three professional letters of recommendation. Referees will be contacted electronically by the Department within 1 or 2 business days after submission of the application. Letters of reference must be received no later than November 8, 2019. Early application submission is encouraged to allow time for referees to submit letters of recommendation. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. 

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. For further information regarding application procedures, please contact For further information regarding the position, please contact Prof. Kai-wing Chow,, Chair of the Search Committee.