University of Alberta, Department of East Asian Studies
Assistant Professor in Korean Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Position:||Tenure Track Faculty|
The Department of East Asian Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Korean Studies. The areas covered by the department include premodern and modern literature, cultural studies, linguistics, language pedagogy, and translation studies. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree (or be close to completion) in a related aspect of Korean Studies.
The successful candidate will demonstrate strong research potential and provide clear evidence of superior teaching ability. Proficiency to teach in both Korean and English is essential. Responsibilities will include maintaining an active research program and teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. The teaching load is four courses per year. Refereed publications and teaching experience at the college/university level in North America will be assets. The salary and benefits are competitive, and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Alberta is situated in Edmonton, a metropolitan area of over one million with a vibrant artistic community and excellent standard of living. Established in 1908 as a board-governed public institution, the University of Alberta has earned a reputation as one of the top five universities in Canada. The University of Alberta serves over 39,000 students in more than 200 undergraduate and 170 graduate programs (www.ualberta.ca). The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus, and one of the largest research and teaching centres in western Canada (www.arts.ualberta.ca).
Courses on East Asia have been offered regularly at the University of Alberta since 1961, making our program one of the oldest in western Canada. Originally founded in 1979, the Department of East Asian Studies (http://www.eastasianstudies.ualberta.ca/) has twelve faculty members in Chinese and Japanese studies and growing enrollments in the BA and MA in those areas, as well as in Korean language classes. The advertised position will be the first tenure-track position devoted to Korean Studies at the University of Alberta, and we are looking for a dynamic candidate who will attract undergraduate and graduate students and will develop the leadership skills and research profile needed to build up the Korean program.
Applications should be submitted online, and should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, the names and contacts of at least three referees, awriting sample, and, if available, a teaching dossier and evaluations of teaching performance.Consideration of applications will commence on December 17, 2012, and the search will remain open until the position is filled.
This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.
Ryan Dunch, Chair
|Primary Category:||Asian History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Cultural History / Studies
East Asian History / Studies