Korean art history position (Univ. de Kansas)

Kress Foundation Department of Art History

Assistant Professor in Korean Art History


With the support of the Korea Foundation, the Kress Foundation Department of Art History at the University of Kansas is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Korean Art History to begin as early as August 18, 2013.

The successful applicant will teach four courses per year in Korean art history, including undergraduate and graduate courses and periodically a survey of Asian art that includes Korean art; guide graduate student research and supervise dissertations in Korean art history; maintain an active program of research in Korean art history disseminated through peer-review publications and public presentations; and provide service to the department and the university, including advising, committee work, and contributing to the growth of Korean studies at the university.

This position will support the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ signature strength in international and area studies, and affiliation with the Center for East Asian Studies is an option.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge; and (4) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities. See www.provost.ku.edu/planning/themes/.

Women, minorities, and candidates who will contribute to the climate of diversity in the College, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. before the start of the position.

Evaluation of the following requirements will be based on (1) a letter of application describing of work and educational experiences, (2) an up-to-date curriculum vitae (3)professional references.

Required Qualifications:

1. Ph.D. in Korean art history or a closely related field.
2. Commitment to teaching Korean art history as evidenced by a statement ofteaching philosophy.
3. College or university teaching experience.
4. Potential for an active research program in Korean art history as shown by graduate coursework, publications, and conference presentations in the field.  


Candidates should go to https://jobs.ku.edu, search for position 00066508, and complete the application. Attach (upload) a letter of interest, CV, and a 2-page teaching statement (teaching philosophy/experience/and interests), and names of 3 individuals from whom letters of reference have been requested to the online faculty data form. Documents should be available to upload when completing the online form and each file can be up to 5MB’s. If assistance is needed uploading materials email employ@ku.edu

In addition, applicants should arrange to have letters of reference sent directly to Dr. Marsha Haufler, Korean Art History Search Committee Coordinator, Kress Foundation Department of Art History, 1301 Mississippi Street, 209 Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS 66045 USA. Email:mhaufler@ku.edu Inquiries may also be directed to Dr. Marsha Haufler.


Review of applications begins November 15, 2012 and continues as long as needed to collect a qualified pool of candidates.  

The University of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University encourages applications from underrepresented group members.Federal and state statutes prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, and veteran status. In addition, University policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, and gender expression.


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