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Assistant Professor of Korean Literature and Culture

Job no: 520599
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Foreign Languages/Linguistics, Instruction
Department:Arts & Sciences, College of

Department: East Asian Languages and Literatures
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
application review will begin on 11/1/17. Position open until filled.

Required Application Materials
Candidates are asked to apply on line at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9787 by submitting an application letter outlining your approach to scholarship and teaching, a curriculum vitae, two sample syllabi, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.

Position Announcement
The University of Oregon’s East Asian Languages and Literatures Department invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Korean Literature and Culture, to begin in fall 2018. We seek candidates specializing in modern and/or contemporary Korean literature and culture. Competitive applicants will be capable of outstanding research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The normal teaching load is five courses across three ten-week quarters, which may include both large lectures and small seminars. Teaching expertise must include modern and/or contemporary Korean literature and culture, with ability to teach earlier periods also a plus. We are especially interested in scholars who will enhance the department’s existing strengths in the study of East Asian literatures and cultures, and who can contribute to the further development of Korean Studies.

Department or Program Summary
We are a diverse and growing department with strengths in the study of modern and pre-modern languages and literatures of China, Japan and Korea. The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures offers a Korean Minor, an MA in Korean Studies and graduate programs in Korean Linguistics. Undergraduate students may also pursue a Major in Asian Studies with a Korean focus through the interdisciplinary Asian Studies program. Our programs receive additional support from The Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, a research and outreach center that houses a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center (NRC) for East Asian Studies.

Minimum Requirements
Ph.D. in Korean Literature or related field in hand by time of appointment. 

About the University
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

UO is committed to recruiting and retaining a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, and strongly encourage women faculty, faculty of color and faculty with disabilities to apply. We are especially interested in candidates who can support our work in mentoring, research, teaching, and outreach with women, first-generation students, communities of color, and other underrepresented groups. All applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will contribute to this work.


The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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