Job: tenure-track or tenured appointment in Korean Literature, Harvard University

Tenure-Track or Tenured Professor in Korean Literature

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured appointment in Korean Literature, broadly conceived.  We particularly welcome applicants whose research and teaching combine a firm empirical grasp of the Korean literary field with interests in such other areas as film, cultural studies, cultural history, transnational studies, comparative and world literature, and new media.  The appointee will advise and teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, offering a range of courses related to Korean literature.  The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2014.

Doctorate or terminal degree in Korean Literature or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins.

Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research is desired. Candidates for a tenured appointment should also evince intellectual leadership and impact on the field and potential for significant contributions to the department, University, and wider scholarly community. All applicants should possess a high level of proficiency in Korean.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and a statement of current and future research plans. Candidates for a tenure-track position are also required to submit names and contact information of 3-5 references (three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted).

To ensure full consideration applications should be submitted online by November 1, 2013 at:

Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.