Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Korean Studies, Sogang University

Position: Visiting Assistant Professorship (2 positions)
Korean Studies

Institution: Department of Korean Studies in English, Sogang University
Location: Seoul, Korea

Candidates are sought for the above positions. They should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by February 29, 2012, and be able to begin teaching March 2012. The successful candidate will be given a renewable three-year contract with the possibility of evaluation for a tenure-track position after the termination of the contract. The teaching load will be four courses (12 hours) per year. Starting annual salary will be between 53 million and 60 million Korean won (about 50,000 ~ 56,000 US dollars) according to the candidate’s credentials and experience, plus a subsidy to cover housing costs for the first year. Benefits include bonuses, research grants, health insurance and pension. Candidates should submit a short letter of application, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, a published article (or dissertation chapter), a recent recommendation letter, and a mission statement (about developing a Korean Studies program). All documents should be e-mailed to by August 26, 2011.

After evaluation of the application materials, candidates will be contacted for teaching demonstrations and interviews. Additional information about Sogang University is available on the website ( Questions about the positions and the application process can be addressed to Professor Jae H. Roe: e-mail