University of California, Berkeley, Assistant Professor in Korean Studies

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Korean Studies, tenure track, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. We believe that our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share fully our commitment to these values. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the potential for intellectual innovation and exceptional promise in both research and teaching and the potential to advance the department’s goal of a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive scholarly environment, and in alignment with Federal affirmative action goals and the UC Berkeley strategic plan for equity and inclusion:
The department will consider applications from scholars working in Korean literature and culture (pre-modern and modern), but it is especially interested in expanding its research and teaching activities in the modern era (19th Century to the present). Scholars with training in comparative and interdisciplinary methodologies as well as an ability to work across cultural regions are encouraged to apply.
Candidates are expected to have advanced literacy and native or near-native spoken skills in Korean, the capacity to work with original texts, and research interests that deal centrally with Korean sources. Proficiency in one or more additional relevant research languages, facility with diverse source materials, and competence in cognate disciplines in the humanities, are preferred.
Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent international degree or enrolled in a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application. Additional Qualifications: Advanced literacy and proficiency in Korean by the start date. Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent international degree. Advanced literacy and proficiency in Korean, followed by similar skills in other East Asian languages; an ability to think and work across disciplines.
The successful candidate will be expected to sustain an active research and publications schedule, develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Korean studies, supervise graduate students, and provide oversight of Korean language instruction. Candidates should have a record of excellence and innovation in research and teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to education and mentorship, service to the profession, and to diversity, equity and inclusion. For more information about the Department go to:
UC Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family. The University and the Department are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented minorities and individuals with disabilities. For the complete University of California policy on discrimination, harassment, and affirmative action in the workplace see:
Applicants may direct questions to Professor Jinsoo An:
To receive full consideration, candidates must submit all required documentation by September 14, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.