Assistant Professor of Korean Studies

The School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Korean Studies to begin on August 1, 2021. We are seeking a specialization in Culture and Media Studies. This position is full-time with an expected teaching load of two courses per semester (four per academic year).

The successful candidate will have (1) a PhD in Korean Studies or a related field earned by the appointment start date of August 1, 2021; (2) native or near native proficiency in Korean; (3) an active research and publication agenda; and (4) documented evidence of successful instruction and teaching of Korean and Korean Studies, from introductory to advanced levels.

An ideal candidate for this position will bring expertise in Korean culture and media studies and content-based foreign language pedagogy. Interest or expertise in one or more of the following areas is recommended: inter- and cross-cultural studies, especially Korean-American Studies; cinema, digital humanities, and new media; Korean culture, history, and society in a global context; sustainability and the UN SDGs; and language for the professions (science & technology, business, health, environmental sciences, etc.). The candidate will be eligible for consideration for a leadership opportunity to lead and develop graduate programming as part of the M.S. in Global Media and Cultures.

We seek candidates who bring an ambitious and entrepreneurial scholarly agenda and who have demonstrated experience with innovative curriculum development in Korean studies. Interest or experience in teaching in an immersive faculty-led study-abroad program oriented toward business, technology, culture, and sustainability is highly recommended.

We seek colleagues with a commitment to collegiality, to the enhancement and expansion of the program as a whole and graduate studies in particular, and to extracurricular activities that serve our diverse student body. Experience or interest in teaching and developing online courses is recommended, but not required.

The School of Modern Languages ( emphasizes interactive learning and interdisciplinary study of languages and cultures. We offer an innovative B.S. degree in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (ALIS) as well as joint bachelor degrees in Global Economics and Modern Languages (GEML) and International Affairs and Modern Languages (IAML). We also offer graduate programs: an M.S. in Global Media and Cultures (jointly with the School of Literature, Media and Communication) and an M.S. in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies. The school is home to approximately 60 full- and part-time faculty members. The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts is recognized nationally and internationally for teaching and research examining the human and social context of engineering, business, science, and technology. 

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers. 

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, portfolio that includes a  description of research interests,  a statement of teaching philosophy, a writing sample (preferably recently published), and names and contact information for at least three references. Application materials should be submitted to Finalists will be asked to submit original transcripts from their PhD-granting institution reflecting degree conferral date and three letters of recommendation. Requests for information may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Paul Foster ( Application deadline is November 20, 2020, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Virtual semi-finalist interviews will be conducted December 14-16, 2020, with finalist interviews expected in late January. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment, and a background check must be completed prior to employment.

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