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Assistant Professor, Modern Korean Literature, Film, or Media

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University seeks to appoint a full-time faculty member at the assistant professor rank (tenure track) in Modern Korean Literature, Film, or Media with an expected start date of September 1, 2021. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field or expect to have successfully defended their dissertation by the time of appointment. Applications are due October 1, 2020.

We welcome candidates who work across multiple genres and media and whose research and teaching consider modern Korea in its broader regional and global contexts. While area of specialization is open, candidates should have advanced literacy and native or near-native spoken skills in Korean, demonstrate excellence or strong potential in research, be prepared to teach courses in both Korean literature and media, including film, at the undergraduate level, and be able to work with advanced undergraduates and graduate students using primary language sources. The successful candidate will work closely with tenured and tenure-line faculty specializing in Chinese, Japanese, and South Asian literature, film, and media, and teaching track faculty in Chinese, Hindi-Urdu, Japanese, Korean, and Tibetan languages and cultures. For more information about the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, please visit our website here.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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Applicants may direct questions to the search committee chair, Associate Professor Corey Byrnes, at

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