Tübingen: Visiting Assistant Professor in the Global Korea Project

With the generous funding from the Academy of Korean Studies for the Core University Program for Korean Studies, the Department of Chinese and Korean Studies of the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies (AOI) at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany invites applications for the following position:

The contract period for this position is due to commence on March 1, 2018 and ends on February 28, 2021. (3 years). Salary according to German TV-L 13, 100%.

Requirements for appointment are a Ph.D.-degree in Korean Studies or a related discipline, as well as proficiency in spoken and written Korean and in German or English. The Ph.D. must be completed by the time of appointment.

The primary responsibilities of this position are to teach two courses per semester (4 hours per week) and to contribute to administrative work, especially in the facilitation of the Tübingen Global Korea Project.

The Visiting Assistant Professor is also expected to participate in research projects and programs in the Tübingen Global Korea Project. Korean Studies Program is especially interested in candidates whose research can complement and strengthen the fields of Global Cold War of Korea, Korea’s Colonialism in the Global Perspective, and/or Korea’s Global Migrations.

Applications should be composed in English and addressed to the Director of Korean Studies, Prof. You Jae Lee. Applications will be accepted only in electronic form (PDF) and should be sent to Prof. You Jae Lee (Email: lee@aoi.uni-tuebingen.de) and cc’ed to Dr. Taejin Hwang (Email: taejin.hwang@uni-tuebingen.de). Applications should consist of the following documents: 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) overview of research foci, 4) dissertation abstract and introduction or a published article, 5) copies of B.A./M.A./Ph.D. certificates, and 6) transcripts.

The closing date for applications is December 31, 2017. Those short-listed will be contacted in January for an interview.

The University of Tübingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Applications from disabled candidates will be given preference if the qualifications of these candidates are identical to those of a non-disabled candidate.

For further questions about this position, please contact Prof. You Jae Lee, Director of the Tübingen Global Korea Project and the Head of the Korean Studies Program at the University of Tübingen.

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies

Department of Chinese and Korean studies
Wilhelmstraße 133

72074 Tübingen, Germany