[Job] Assistant Professor of Korean literature, CUNY

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The Department of Classical, Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures at Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY), invites applications for Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Korean literature, broadly conceived, to begin in the fall semester of 2016. We particularly welcome applicants whose research and teaching interests extend to related fields such as film, cultural studies, transnational studies, comparative literature, and new media.

Responsibilities include teaching Korean literature and culture courses as well as language courses at all levels, and contributing to the Korean and East Asian Studies programs in our department as well as to the College’s liberal arts curriculum. The successful candidate will also be expected to share responsibilities for committee and departmental assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

Our department offers a wide variety of courses. In addition to language courses in Ancient Greek, Latin, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic and Hebrew, we offer courses in both Ancient Western and non-Western classical texts and on modern Asian and Middle Eastern cultures, taught both in English and in the foreign languages we cover. By supporting linguistic and cultural knowledge and proficiency, we provide the foundation for a liberal arts education. We encourage students who have a background in the languages we teach to enhance their proficiency by taking advanced courses. Sequences of our courses may fulfill requirements for majors, minors, and interdisciplinary concentrations.

A flagship college of the CUNY system, Queens College is an urban school that offers a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences to a large and diverse student body. Our liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional programs earn us high rankings in prestigious college guides.


A Ph.D. in Korean literature or comparative literature is required. ABDs may apply but must complete their Ph.D. degree by the time of appointment. Also required is native or near-native competency in Korean and English. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching college-level Korean literature and language courses and must provide evidence of an active research program.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Candidates must upload (a) a letter of application, (b) a Curriculum Vitae, (c) a list of the names and contact information of three references, and (d) samples of scholarly work or writing. All four should be uploaded as ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format. (**Please use a concise name for the document that you upload, for example, JDoeResume. Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.)

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January 12, 2016. Resume review to begin 12/15/2015.


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