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Tenure track position in Contemporary Korean Society

main univeristy building in background. Magnolias in foreground. Photo by Kennet Ruona

Application is now open for a tenure track position as assistant professor (called associate senior lecturer in the Swedish system) in Contemporary Korean Society.

The Centre for East and South-East Asia is excited to expand its staff with an expert on contemporary Korea. The new colleague will be part of a vibrant community of scholars focusing on China, Japan, Cambodia, Myanmar and Indonesia in one of Sweden’s oldest universities. The Centre runs courses at the BA level, a MA in Asian Studies, a PhD programme, and is also coordinator of a national Graduate School in Asian Studies.

The position includes 50 per cent of research and 50 per cent of teaching and administration during the four-year tenure track period after which the candidate is expected to be promoted to Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor). The work duties include research and teaching about contemporary Korean society. As associate senior lecturer the candidate shall contribute to develop new courses on contemporary Korean society at both the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as contribute some teaching in other courses on East and South-East Asia as well as on theory and methods depending on their profile. During the tenure track period the candidate will be able to develop her/his research qualifications and also has an opportunity for training in teaching and learning in higher education.

The candidate needs to have been awarded a PhD or has the corresponding research expertise with a focus on contemporary Korean society. Further requirements are good knowledge in English and Korean. Primary consideration is given to a person who has been awarded a PhD or achieved the equivalent expertise within five years of the application deadline. However, a person who has been awarded a PhD or achieved the equivalent expertise at an earlier date may also be considered if there are exceptional circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave or other similar circumstances.

The deadline for application is 26 May.

The position will be partly funded by the Korea Foundation.

For further information about the position, required documents and access to the application system see here 

If you want further information about the position, the Centre and Lund University, please contact the Director Professor Marina Svensson at marina [dot] svensson [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se (marina[dot]svensson[at]ace[dot]lu[dot]se)