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Assistant Professor, East Asian Studies (Updated)

University of Arizona/Human Resources Division
Tucson, Arizona
Closing date
Feb 5, 2023

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Position Type
Full Time
Area Studies, Asian Studies
Organization Type
Assistant Professor, East Asian Studies (Updated)
Posting Number
East Asian Studies
Department Website Link
Medical Sub-Speciality
Main Campus
1512 E. First St., Tucson, AZ 85719 USA
Position Highlights
Update: To ensure your application materials are considered, please submit your application by the first review date of December 20, 2022.

The Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Korean Studies with a focus on the post-1945 period, field of specialization open (with the exception of anthropology). Possible research areas include (but are not limited to) literature, history, language and culture, film, music, and religion. Teaching responsibility is four courses per year, including undergraduate courses and graduate courses on topics in the applicant's area of specialization. The successful applicant will demonstrate a promising record of teaching and scholarship and contribute actively to the department's plan to expand its East Asian Studies major by adding a Korean Studies emphasis. The successful candidate will teach all levels of our courses in East Asian and Korean Studies; will contribute to program building; will develop and teach courses in the Universitys General Education curriculum, and will have enthusiasm for actively recruiting new majors and minors. Ph.D. in hand is expected by the time of the appointment, August 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Duties & Responsibilities
Duties & Responsibilities
Teach four courses a year, including undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate's particular area of interest.
Contribute to curriculum development.
Keep an active research agenda and record of publication commensurate with a research-intensive institution.
Contribute to University initiatives focused on fostering diversity and inclusive excellence, enhancing student engagement, and mentoring students including those from underrepresented backgrounds.
Assist in recruiting majors and minors.
Contribute to departmental, college and university service.
Participate in Departmental and College-wide activities such as Convocation, Welcome Back receptions, Homecoming, Commencement, and the Tucson Humanities Festival.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Superior communication and collaboration skills.
Demonstrated interest in recruiting undergraduate East Asian Studies majors and minors and graduate students.
Ability to teach several current EAS general education courses.
Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in Korean, East Asian Studies, or a related discipline in hand by the time of the appointment.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level.
Demonstrated scholarly achievement or significant scholarly potential.
Native or near-native proficiency in Korean.
Experience with effectively communicating in English, both verbally and in writing.
Preferred Qualifications
Record of publication.
Evidence of ability to secure external funding.
Experience and expertise with online/hybrid teaching, multimedia technology, and an aptitude for creative and innovative teaching.
Experience using cutting-edge teaching methods and/or curricular design to effectively promote student learning and engage a diverse student body.
Experience with study abroad programs and/or living experiences abroad.
Assistant Professor
Tenure Information
Tenure-Eligible (TE)
Full Time/Part Time
Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week
Work Calendar
Job Category
Benefits Eligible
Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay
Compensation Type
salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required:
Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of... For full info follow application link.

The University of Arizona is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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