Assistant Professor in Korean Studies, Hong Kong University

Assistant Professor in Korean Studies, Hong Kong University

Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in Korean Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC), from July 1, 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter on a mutually agreed date, on a three-year fixed-term basis. This appointment is not on the tenure track.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent that focuses on any aspect of Korean society, history, politics or culture by the date of appointment. The appointee will join the new, interdisciplinary Korean Studies program that is building from our existing Korean Language minor.  Applicant should have a demonstrated capacity to develop and teach courses that explore Korea in an interdisciplinary mode and in the context of Korea’s increasing global impact and engagement.  A willingness and capacity to teach courses that connect to at least one of the following would be favorably considered: (a) another of the School’s Area Studies programmes; and (b) the emerging programme in Global Creative Industries.  Capacity to work in English and Korean is fundamental to the position.  The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, independent research programme, to excel in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and to participate in the administration of the program.
Information about the School can be obtained at Enquiries about the post should be sent to Ms. Kangsoon Lee, Programme Director in Korean Studies, SMLC (e-mail:
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.
Applicants should send application form, cover letter and updated C.V. to Application forms (341/1111) can be obtained at  Further particulars can be obtained at  Applicants are also requested to have 3 confidential references (quoting Ref.: 201200179) sent directly by the referees to smlcsena@hku.hkCloses April 15, 2012.

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