Korea Foundation Chair in Korean Studies, University of Toronto

Korea Foundation Chair in Korean Studies

The Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto invite applications and nominations for the Korea Foundation Chair in Korean Studies. This is an endowed chair, open to all ranks and will be appointed to a department in the Social Sciences or the Department of East Asian Studies. This tenure-stream appointment will be effective July 1, 2012.

The Korea Foundation Chair in Korean Studies will be joining one of the leading programs in Korean studies in North America. The successful candidate should possess proven excellence or outstanding potential in research. A demonstrated commitment to excellent undergraduate teaching and graduate education is required. Preference will be given to a scholar working in Korean language and able to complement the research and teaching specialties of the Faculty. The chairholder will be responsible for continued development and support for teaching and research in studies related to Korea. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Further information about Korean Studies can be obtained at the following: www.utoronto.ca/csk.

Applications will only be accepted online at:


We also require applicants to submit online: a covering letter, a current CV, a substantial writing sample, and evidence of teaching ability and experience. Please have your three referees send their letters of recommendation by mail or faxed directly to:

Professor Ito Peng
Associate Dean, Interdisciplinary and International Affairs
Faculty of Arts & Science
University of Toronto
100 St. George Street, Suite 2005
Toronto, ON M5S 3G3
Fax: 416-978-3887

Deadline for receipt of applications is October 31, 2011.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applicants from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. It also offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the world’s most cosmopolitan and culturally diverse cities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.