Professor, Korean Studies
Australian National University School of Culture, History and Language

Professor, Korean Studies


Job no: 526591

Work type: Continuing

Location: Canberra / ACT

Categories: Academic


Classification: Academic Level E1

Salary package: $174,814 per annum plus 17% superannuation

Terms: Full time, continuing


Position Overview


The ANU, with the generous support of the Korea Foundation, is seeking a Professor of Korean studies to lead its well-established Korean studies program.


We seek an internationally recognized senior scholar who will bring commitment, new ideas and enthusiasm to the role. A scholar with expertise in the study of pre-modern or early modern Korea is preferred, to complement the strengths of the established Korean Studies program at ANU, but all fields are welcome to apply.


Candidates should have a distinguished publication record, extensive experience in undergraduate and postgraduate education, and demonstrated achievements in academic leadership, commensurate with a senior Professorial appointment.


A high level of proficiency in Korean is essential to be able to fulfil the research, administrative, outreach and teaching aspects of this position. Capacity to teach an advanced reading class in Korean in the candidate’s area of expertise, or other involvement with the language program, would be particularly welcome.


The teaching load in the School is three courses per annum. The appointee will also be expected to assume, in due course, the (rotational) role of Director of the ANU Korea Institute.


The successful applicant will be responsible for fostering excellence in the ANU Korean studies program by way of close collaboration with colleagues, partners and stakeholders within Australia and abroad, including public offices and the media.


ANU College of Asia and the Pacific


The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) leads intellectual engagement with the Asia-Pacific region through research, teaching and contributions to public debate, and seeks to set the international standard for scholarship concerning the region.  CAP was founded with a mission to develop and maintain world-leading expertise on Australia’s region. CAP hosts the largest assembly of scholars dedicated to working on Asia and the Pacific in the English-speaking world. Organisationally the College comprises four schools - the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs (CBS); the Crawford School of Public Policy; the School of Culture, History and Language (CHL); and the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet).


School of Culture, History and Languages


The School of Culture, History and Language is the focus of research and teaching in Asian and Pacific humanities, social sciences and languages and seeks to build excellence in understanding and capability in engaging with the Asia and Pacific region. The key disciplines that are represented in the School are anthropology, archaeology, cultural studies, gender studies, literature and translation, history, linguistics, and languages, all contributing to the foundational knowledge of Asia and the Pacific.


For further information please contact: Associate Professor Ruth Barraclough; E:


ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit


Application information


In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:


    A detailed curriculum vitae including a track record of impact;

    A concise response to the Selection Criteria;

    A research vision statement, which explains how your research agenda would fit in with, and/or complement the work currently undertaken within the School (max 3 pages);

    An education vision statement, which explains how you would contribute to the teaching of Korean studies at ANU, and complement and contribute to the School’s current programs (max 2 pages).


Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.


Advertised: 29 Mar 2019 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 15 May 2019 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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