Asian L&L Seeks Assistant Professor in Korean Literature, Cultural Studies, or Film and Media Studies

Submitted by Anna Schnell on

The Department of Asian Languages and Literature, University of Washington, Seattle, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a teaching and research emphasis in Korean literature, cultural studies, or film and media studies, beginning Autumn 2022.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a record of high-quality publications, to provide high quality teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to join the department in building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.

The University of Washington has a long history of Korean studies and an excellent library collection for Korea-related fields. The successful applicant will join a vibrant campus community of students and scholars of Korean studies and will build connections across campus. The applicant will contribute to the future development of the Korean program within the department, and work collaboratively with relevant groups in the department, university, and community.

This is a tenure-track, full-time appointment (9-month service period), with a 5-course teaching load. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent by the start of the appointment, with a specialization in Korean literature, cultural studies, or film and media studies.

Applicants are expected to have a high level of proficiency in Korean, and to engage with Korean language primary and secondary materials in their research.

Required Documents

To apply, submit:

  • 1-2-page cover letter that addresses research, teaching, and evidence of collaboration & leadership experience
  • curriculum vitae, including three potential recommenders (we are not soliciting recommendation letters at this time)
  • an article- or chapter-length writing sample (6,000-8,000 words)
  • 1-2-page statement of research interests
  • 1-2-page statement of teaching philosophy
  • 1 sample undergraduate course syllabus
  • 1-2-page diversity statement

The DEI statement is an opportunity for applicants to highlight their leadership and other prior experiences with diversity, equity, and inclusion in educational settings, as well as to describe specific ways applicants would help advance the department’s commitments to DEI and anti-racism.

Application Instructions

If you have questions about the position, the status of the opening, or disability accommodations, please contact Professor Heekyoung Cho at Priority will be given to applications received by the deadline of October 15, 2021. Applications must be submitted electronically to


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.


Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (