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Assistant Professor (Korean Diaspora)

American Studies Department
University of Hawaii, Honolulu
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Start date
Sep 11, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of American Studies in the College of Arts, Languages & Letters at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa invites applicants for a 9-month, tenure-track, full-time assistant professorship in Korean diaspora, to begin Fall 2024.

The Department of American Studies is committed to furthering UH Mānoa’s mission as a Native Hawaiian place of learning and has a particular strength in the critical study of America from the vantage point of Hawaiʻi, Pacific, and Asia. The department as a whole places emphasis on pursuing social justice through research, teaching, and community engagement.

We are looking for a colleague with demonstrated expertise in Korean diaspora, immigration, and/or transnationalism in the context of American Studies. This colleague will teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to Korean diaspora as well as core and elective courses in American Studies. The colleague will also be expected to be an active member of the Center for Korean Studies, develop new courses on Korea-related subjects, and explore the archival collections on the Korean diaspora housed at the university. We are especially interested in applicants with expertise in interdisciplinary research methods.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in American Studies, including two courses related to Korean diaspora per academic year.
  • Teach core undergraduate and graduate courses in American Studies.
  • Supervise and serve on MA and PhD student committees.
  • Conduct research and publish in Korean diaspora and related subjects.
  • Perform department and university service.
  • Serve as an active member of the Center for Korean Studies.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Department Chair.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in American Studies or a related discipline from a college or university of recognized standing (ABD will be considered, but evidence must be provided that all requirements for the degree will be completed by August 2024;
  • Dissertation and publications on Korean diaspora;
  • Evidence of strong research capabilities; 
  • Korean language competence adequate for conducting research;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and teach American Studies and Korea-related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with students, faculty, staff and administration.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Demonstrated expertise in interdisciplinary research methods;
  • Demonstrated experience in program building;
  • Demonstrated experience in community engagement; and
  • Demonstrated ability to support the university’s mission of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Review of applications will begin 10/16/2023 and continue until the position is filled.

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