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Non-tenure Track Teaching Position in Korean Studies at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea – Deadline for applications May 31st, 2021

By 20th May 2021May 28th, 2021Blackboard

The Department of Korean Studies at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Yongin-si, South Korea) invites applications for a full-time, one-year, non-tenure track teaching position (with possible multiple renewals) to begin in September 2021. The University hires only non-Korean citizens for the position.


Applicants must have a PhD in Korean studies, preferably in social sciences, anthropology, cultural studies, or media studies at the time of appointment and native or near native fluency in English and Korean. Applicants with strong research profile will be preferred.


The appointee will teach average three undergraduate courses per semester (minimum eight hours per week) in the Department. Subjects of the courses and the language of instruction (English or Korean) will be decided based on the department’s needs and the appointee’s expertise and preference.

Salary and Benefits

The rank and salary commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experiences will be decided at the time of appointment according to the University’s employment code. As of 2021, the annual salary is approximately $37,190-55,670. The University will also provide on-campus housing.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should submit letter of application, CV (including information regarding nationality or visa status), and one recommendation letter directly to the Department chair, Dr. Taewoo Kim (

The required documents except recommendation letter must be in one PDF file and named in following manner: Lastname_hufs_apply.pdf. One recommendation letter can be sent to Dr. Kim directly from the referee or via a dossier service.

All applications received by May 31, 2021 are guaranteed full consideration. Successful candidates may be asked to be interviewed via ZOOM in early June.


Department chair: Dr. Taewoo Kim (, tel:+82-31-330-4302)

Department office: 81 Oedae-ro, Mohyeon-myeon, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do 17035, South Korea (tel: +82-31-330-4217).