The Department of Asian Languages and Literature, University of
Washington, Seattle, invites applications for a tenure-track
Assistant Professor with a teaching and research emphasis in Korean
literature, cultural studies, or film and media studies, beginning
The successful candidate is expected to develop a record of
high-quality publications, to provide high quality teaching and
mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to
join the department in building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive
The University of Washington has a long history of Korean
studies and an excellent library collection for Korea-related
fields. The successful applicant will join a vibrant campus
community of students and scholars of Korean studies and will build
connections across campus. The applicant will contribute to the
future development of the Korean program within the department, and
work collaboratively with relevant groups in the department,
university, and community.
This is a tenure-track, full-time appointment (9-month service
period), with a 5-course teaching load. University of Washington
faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent by the start
of the appointment, with a specialization in Korean literature,
cultural studies, or film and media studies.
Applicants are expected to have a high level of proficiency in
Korean, and to engage with Korean language primary and secondary
materials in their research.
To apply, submit:
- 1-2-page cover letter that addresses research, teaching, and
evidence of collaboration & leadership experience
- curriculum vitae, including three potential recommenders (we
are not soliciting recommendation letters at this time)
- an article- or chapter-length writing sample (6,000-8,000
- 1-2-page statement of research interests
- 1-2-page statement of teaching philosophy
- 1 sample undergraduate course syllabus
- 1-2-page diversity statement
The DEI statement is an opportunity for applicants to highlight
their leadership and other prior experiences with diversity,
equity, and inclusion in educational settings, as well as to
describe specific ways applicants would help advance the
department’s commitments to DEI and anti-racism.
If you have questions about the position, the status of the
opening, or disability accommodations, please contact Professor
Heekyoung Cho at email@example.com. Priority will be given to
applications received by the deadline of October 15,
2021. Applications must be submitted electronically to
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal
opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status,
pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age,
disability, or protected veteran status.
Commitment to Diversity
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity
among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and
articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/).
Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty
efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity
and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty
member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).