AKS Postdoctoral Fellow/Lecturer in Transnational Korean Studies (2014-15)
The Department of History within the Division of Arts & Humanities at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The recipient of a five-year (2013-18) $600,000 grant from the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) in South Korea, UCSD is proud to announce a new postdoctoral/lecturer position in Transnational Korean Studies for the 2014-15 academic year. This inter-disciplinary position is part of a campus-wide effort to place historical and contemporary issues concerning the Korean peninsula – migration, colonialism/neo-imperialism, developmentalism, cultural flows, security, and corruption, for example – in the regional and global contexts to which they belong. We are especially interested in candidates who can dialogue with both the humanities and the social sciences and whose research and teaching complement the existing strengths of UCSD’s Program in Transnational Korean Studies (http://koreanstudies.ucsd.edu/). Areas such as North Korean culture and politics, film and media studies, transnational labor, minority populations, and comparative economies, among others, are particularly welcome. In addition to conducting advanced mentored research, the successful fellow/lecturer will be expected to offer two courses on the quarter system, present one research lecture, and participate in the activities of the Program. Preference will be given to individuals in non-tenured positions who have earned their Ph.D. between 2007 and September 29, 2014. It is preferable that applicants have their Ph.D. degree in hand by the time of appointment (September 29, 2014). The preferred candidate will have demonstrated strong leadership or a commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting.
To apply for the AKS Postdoctoral Fellow/Lecturer in Transnational Korean Studies at UCSD, please submit the following materials on-line at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00486: (1) cover letter explaining research and teaching interests; (2) a current CV; (3) an abstract of the dissertation; (4) proposals for two courses; (5) an optional short statement outlining future research; (6) three letters of recommendation that include a discussion of research and teaching abilities (letters of recommendation must be uploaded through a dossier service or from the recommenders directly); and (7) a separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions. For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp.
The on-line application deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is Friday, January 24, 2014. Late applications will not be accepted. Preference will be given to individuals in non-tenured positions who have earned their Ph.D. between 2007 and September 29, 2014. It is preferable that applicants have their Ph.D. degree in hand by the time of appointment (September 29, 2014). The salary (with benefits) is $50,000.
For further questions about this position, please contact Todd A. Henry (firstname.lastname@example.org), Acting Director, UCSD Program in Transnational Korean Studies.
Source : Centre de recherches sur la Corée