Jobs & Fellowships

Assistant Professor of Korean Studies, Vanderbilt University

The Asian Studies Program at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee), with the generous support of The Korea Foundation, is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Korean Studies.

Field of specialization as a scholar of Korea is open to any discipline within the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Review of applications will begin on 15 December 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Korean Studies, University of Sheffield 

The University of Sheffield (UK) has announced that it will make an appointment for a Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Korean Studies.  Brief details are as follows.  Full information may be found on the University’s website:

Job Reference Number: UOS017296

Job Title:  Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Korean Studies

Contract Type:  Open-ended

Working Pattern: Full-time

Faculty: Social Sciences

Department:  School of East Asian Studies

Salary:  Grade 8 (Lecturer)  £39,992 to £ 47,722 per annum; Grade 9 (Senior Lecturer): £ 50,618 to  £ 56,950 per annum

Closing Date:  26 October 2017




Senior Lecturer in Korean Studies, University of Edinburgh

Applications are invited for a Senior Lecturer in Korean Studies. The University wishes to appoint a scholar of high international distinction with a proven record in academic leadership, research and teaching innovation, and knowledge exchange and engagement who will lead on the development of Korean Studies across the University. Depending on research speciality, the post will be based either in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures or the School of Social and Political Science.

The Senior Lecturer will have a research specialisation in one or more of the following fields: Korean culture, including digital culture; Korean modern history; International Relations or International Political Economy, with a focus on Korea/ East Asia; social studies of contemporary developments in science and innovation in Korea/East Asia. They will have an outstanding record of publication; experience of providing research leadership; and a record of winning funding for research and/or knowledge exchange activities. Applicants will also have a proven track record of teaching excellence and innovation in curriculum development, student support and a commitment to leadership in these areas.

This is a full time, 35 hours per week and open ended post.

The role is grade UE09 and attracts an annual salary of £49,772 to £55,998 per annum.

Informal enquires about the post may be addressed to Professor Joachim Gentz at (Literatures, Languages and Cultures) or to Professor Fiona Mackay at (Social and Political Science).

The closing date for receipt of applications is no later than 5.00pm (GMT) on Wednesday 19th April 2017. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on Friday 26th May 2017.

Further information and details on how to apply can be found at the following link:



Lecturer in Korean Studies–University of Central Lancashire

The School of Journalism, Language and Communication at the University of Central Lancashire wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Korean Studies to play a key role in the development of this fast growing subject within the portfolio of the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in International Studies and Languages.

The successful applicant will have a good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject and a PhD in a related area of study.

Recent experience of teaching Korean Studies (Social Science/Political Science/International Relations) within Higher Education and curriculum design and development experience in modules in Korean Studies are essential. The post-holder will be able to demonstrate evidence of scholarship via Korean Studies publications in a Social Science discipline. They should have an excellent record of working as part of an academic team, native/near-native competence in English and Korean and an innovative approach to developing teaching methods and materials.

To find out more about this post, please contact Mark Orme on 01772 893144.

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

School/Service: School of Journalism, Language & Communication

Hours: Full Time (1.0 FTE)

Basis: Indefinite

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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Job title: Lecturer in Korean Studies

Job reference: REQ002187

Salary Grade: H (£34,576 to £40,082)

Application closing date: 3 July 2016