University Lecturer in Korean Studies

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

The post is full-time. Appointment will be for a probationary period of five years and, subject to satisfactory performance, with appointment to the retiring age thereafter.

The University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Korean Studies in the Department of East Asian Studies, to begin on 1 September 2020.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in hand by the time of arrival at Cambridge and have a proven ability to read and teach Korean as well as having an excellent command of the spoken language.

The appointee will be required to teach undergraduates and graduates, to undertake REF-submissable research, and be an active administrative member of the department. The position will include teaching language classes and electives in the candidate's field of expertise.

The department welcomes applications from scholars of any discipline within Korean Studies, and encourages especially applicants who can both complement existing strengths and connect to scholarship within the Faculty.

The successful candidate will be expected to guide undergraduate and graduate level dissertations (both at the master's and doctoral level) and be engaged in the development of Korean Studies at Cambridge, in terms of curriculum development, cross faculty cooperation and wider outreach beyond the university.

Further details are available on the Faculty website:, including instructions about how to apply online. Informal enquiries about the post may be made to the Head of East Asian Studies, Professor Mickey Adolphson, (

The closing date for applications is midnight on 6 January 2020. It is anticipated that interviews will take place in Cambridge from 25-27 March 2020.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department/institution/Faculty/School/University.

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In the Suitability section of the application, please ensure that you explain in detail how you meet the requirements listed in the Person Profile of the Further Information document. Applicants must provide the names and contact details of three referees who are familiar with your work in the relevant field whom we can contact for a reference once the vacancy has closed.

In order for your application to be considered, please upload a covering letter, together with a statement of current and future research plans.

Please quote reference GU21308 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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