The University of Michigan’s Department of Political Science and
the Nam Center for Korean Studies at the International Institute
seek qualified applicants for a 50/50% jointly appointed
tenure-track position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full
Professor rank with research and teaching interests in Korean
politics. Preference will be given to the candidates who will be
hired at Associate or Full rank. The successful candidate will be
appointed to the Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies.
We seek an interdisciplinary scholar whose work sheds light on
important political issues in the Korean peninsula and beyond.
Korea has gone through dramatic transformations in the last
decades: from colonial occupation to divided nation-building
compounded by the Cold War; from a poor agrarian society to the
fourteenth largest global economy grappling with inequality and
environmental issues; from a military dictatorship to an electoral
democracy with vibrant social movements; and from the major source
of emigrants to one of the most popular immigrant destinations in
East Asia. We welcome scholars whose work comparative political
understanding of economic development and inequality;
democratization and social movements; geopolitics and national
security; globalization, immigration, and diasporas; or any other
topics that are critical in contemporary Korean politics.
The anticipated starting date for this university-year
appointment is August 28, 2022, and the Department of Political
Science will be the tenure home.
Information on our research initiatives and scholarly interests
of current faculty can be found on the Department’s
the center website: https://ii.umich.edu/ncks, and the
International Institute’s website: https://ii.umich.edu/ii.
All applications must be submitted electronically
to: https://lsa.umich.edu/polisci/faculty-hiring.html. Applicants
should include the following application materials in PDF format: a
cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a concise statement describing
current and future plans for research, a statement of teaching
philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence (if
any), writing samples, graduate transcripts (for entry-level
candidates), and a statement of activities contributing to
diversity, equity, and inclusion in academia. Entry-level
applicants should submit three reference letters. All other
applicants should provide names and contact information for three
Candidates for this position must have completed their PhD by
September 1, 2022.