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Assistant Professor of Korean Linguistics

Job no: 522319
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Foreign Languages/Linguistics, Instruction
Department:Arts & Sciences, College of

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

Application Deadline
November 1, 2018; position open until filled

Required Application Materials
Candidates are asked to apply on line at by submitting an application letter outlining your approach to research, teaching, and diversity, 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 Linguistics, to begin in fall 2019. We seek candidates specializing in Korean Linguistics, Korean Applied Linguistics or a related field. Competitive applicants will be capable of outstanding research, teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and mentorship of graduate students. We are especially interested in scholars who can contribute to the development of an undergraduate Korean Studies major, and who will enhance both the department’s existing strengths in East Asian Linguistics and the visibility of EALL and UO as a center of research excellence for Korean.

Department or Program Summary
We are a diverse and growing department with strengths in the study of modern and pre-modern languages, linguistics, literatures and cultures of China, Japan and Korea. The department offers Majors in Chinese, Japanese; Minors in Chinese, Japanese and Korean; and MA and PhD programs in linguistics and literature/culture. 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. The department faculty collaborates with departments and programs across campus, including Linguistics, Asian Studies, Comparative Literature, and Cinema Studies.

We strive to cultivate a community that promotes the teaching, learning, and research of the languages, literatures, philosophies, and cultures of East Asia. We recognize and respect the diverse cultural products, practices, and perspectives of East Asian societies and the world community, with the goal of preparing students for current and future global multilingual endeavors. We are committed to the creation and sustainment of a learning and working environment that fosters respect and appreciation for the values, skills, and abilities of everyone; this includes individuals of diverse genders, colors, ethnicities, sexual orientations, religious beliefs, ages, learning and physical abilities, socioeconomic status, and marital status. We endeavor to foster an environment free from intolerance and conducive to mutual cultural understanding.

We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Requirements
Ph.D. in Korean Linguistics, Korean Applied Linguistics, or related field in hand by time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion; who have expertise in empirical research on Korean language and language use, second language acquisition, and pedagogy; and who have evidence of or clear potential for productive and high-quality research.

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 dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. Applicants should include information about how they will further fulfill this goal in their cover letter.

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

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. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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 Civil Rights Compliance, 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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