Assistant Professor, Korean Literature, Boston University

Boston University
Assistant Professor, Korean Literature

Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Korean Literature at the Assistant Professor rank, to begin in Fall 2012 (pending budgetary approval). Area of specialization within Korean literature is open. Familiarity with the debates and approaches of comparative literature is desirable, and candidates with scholarly expertise in film studies are also encouraged to apply. The PhD is required at the time of appointment, as is native or near-native fluency in Korean and English. At Boston University, the successful applicant will join a vibrant faculty community in East Asian literature, comparative literature, and interdisciplinary Asian Studies. She or he will be expected to build on a well-established Korean language program to develop a curriculum in Korean literature. There will also be opportunities to teach courses in comparative literature, interdisciplinary Korean studies, or film studies; teaching load is two courses per semester. A robust research and publication agenda is essential.

Salary competitive and commensurate with experience. Cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to Ms. Rebecca Jackson,; preference will be given to applications received by October 1, 2011. Additional materials will be requested later from certain applicants. Any recommendations that cannot be sent electronically may be mailed to Ms. Rebecca Jackson, Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature, 718 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Boston University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.;