Job: tenure-track position in Asian Studies, Yonsei University, Korea

Note: fully subsidized housing in Korea is no small potatoes!

The Underwood International College of Yonsei University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant or Associate Professor of Asian Studies Program to teach at the International campus in Songdo, Incheon, located within the greater Seoul metropolitan region. The specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates who specialize in the history or literature of Korea. Applicants must have strong research credentials and a firm commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education.

Teaching responsibilities are 6 credit-hours (2 classes) per semester. The starting date is March 2013. Compensation includes competitive salary, health insurance and other benefits, fully-subsidized housing (for up to 6 years), and a generous relocation and start-up package.

Yonsei University’s Underwood International College is a highly competitive program at South Korea’s most prestigious private university. UIC combines the intimate atmosphere and low student-faculty ratio of a liberal arts college with the resources of a major research university. All instruction is in English, and the student body consists of only native and near-native speakers of English drawn from over 40 different countries. As part of Yonsei University’s continuing effort to increase faculty diversity, we are only accepting applications from non-Korean citizens. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, dissertation abstract, 3 names of reference, and c.v. by email: ( Review of applications will begin August 30, 2012. Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit 3 letters of recommendation, a writing sample, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations. For additional information, please contact Prof. Helen J.S. Lee ( Prospective applicants are also encouraged to look at our website at