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Tenure-track position in Comparative Literature: Yonsei University, Korea

The Underwood International College of Yonsei University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature to teach at the international campus in Songdo, Incheon, located within the greater Seoul metropolitan region. Candidates should have competence in two or more modern or classical European or Asian literary traditions, and be able to teach a range of courses including a “great-books” style introduction to the humanities. Candidates with a research interest in literary theory, cultural studies, or media studies are especially encouraged to apply.

Teaching responsibilities are 6 credit-hours (2 classes) per semester. The starting date is either March 2011 or September 2011. Compensation includes competitive salary, health insurance and other benefits, fully-subsidized off-campus housing, and a generous relocation and start-up package.

Yonsei University’s Underwood International College is a highly competitive honors program at South Korea’s most prestigious private university, and combines the intimate atmosphere and low student-faculty ratio of a liberal arts college with the resources of a major research university. All instruction is in English, and the student body represents over 25 different countries. As part of Yonsei University’s continuing effort to increase faculty diversity, we are only accepting applications from non-Korean citizens.

Interested applicants should send a short letter of application, dissertation abstract, and c.v. by email ( before December 1st, 2010. Short-listed candidates will then be asked to submit 3 letters of recommendation, a writing-sample, and sample syllabi. For additional information, please contact Profs. Anthony Adler ( or Helen Lee ( Prospective applicants are also encouraged to look at our website at