Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures

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The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) at Stanford University seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Trans-Asian studies, open to any period, with a primary focus on Korea. We welcome applicants with expertise in humanities fields including, but not limited to, literature, art, architecture, urban studies, performance studies, religious studies, visual culture, Asian diaspora studies, gender studies, digital humanities, or media studies. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to research, teaching, and advising. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. The term of appointment is expected to begin on September 1, 2025.

Candidates should apply by October 15th, 2024, through Stanford Faculty Positions and submit

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae (including a complete publication list)
  • a research and teaching statement (no more than three single-spaced pages each)
  • at least three letters of recommendation
  • a writing sample (up to 10,000 words)

The East Asian Languages and Cultures Department, School of Humanities & Sciences, and Stanford University value faculty who will help foster an inclusive academic environment for colleagues, students, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, identities, and outlooks. Candidates may choose to include as part of their research and teaching statements a brief discussion about how their work and experience will further these ideals.

The salary range for this position is $ $108,000 - $127,000, for academic year 2024–25.  

Stanford University has provided a pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the qualifications of the selected candidate, budget availability, and internal equity.

Further information about Stanford’s Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) may be found at Inquiries may be directed to Jeanne Su, Director of Finance and Operations,

The application process will close on October 15, 2024.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical missions.


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