Assistant Professor in Korean Studies

The Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University in Durham, NC invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Korean studies to begin July 1, 2024. We are seeking candidates specialized in Korean cultural studies. Candidates with transnational and global perspectives on gender, race, sexuality, and migration are especially welcome to apply.  As part of the Department’s multi-search initiative in Japanese, Korean, and South Asian studies, the Department welcomes candidates who will engage with colleagues across languages and cultures covered by the department and the larger Duke community. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Native or near-native fluency in Korean and English is required.


Interested candidates should submit the following: a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a writing sample of 25-30 pages; a three-page research statement that includes a description of research accomplishments, plans for future research, experience and approach to mentoring, and the candidate’s approach to supporting a diverse and inclusive research environment; a sample syllabus, a one-page statement describing teaching philosophy, previous experiences and future plans for teaching, and the candidate’s experience and approach to fostering an inclusive learning and mentoring environment for their students; and 3 reference letters. Please submit materials to AcademicJobsOnline ( If electronic submission is not possible, send all required materials to Chair of the Search Committee: Korean Studies, Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University, PO BOX 90414. Send inquiries to Applications received by November 15 will be guaranteed full consideration.


Duke University and The Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies are strongly committed to advancing inclusive excellence throughout our research, teachings, and service activities. We seek to hire faculty who are passionate about working to increase the participation and success of individuals from different backgrounds and communities.


Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


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