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Assistant (Associate/Full) Professor(s) in Middle East Economy (Department of Middle East and African Studies)

Graduate School of International and Area Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

The Graduate School of International and Area Studies at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea, is seeking to fill TWO positions (for non-Koreans), effective September 1, 2013, to teach graduate students in English. The assistant professor level is preferred, but associate and full professor levels will also be considered according to qualifications. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. degree in the related area and preferably a few years of relevant experiences.

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) is the most globalized institution of higher education in Korea. The university is known for its dynamic academic community with great cultural diversity, bolstered by its 45 foreign language departments. Many faculty members and students are from various foreign countries.

The expected monthly salaries for starting positions at assistant/associate/full professorship are 3,736,000 Korean Won (USD 3,396, based on KRW1,100/USD1), 4,272,400 Korean Won (USD 3,884), and 4,792,100 Korean Won (USD 4,356), respectively. Newly appointed professors will also be offered a one-way air ticket to Seoul, Korea and accommodations within or near the University.

Four social insurance schemes apply (Health, Pension, Unemployment and Industrial Accident);

Generous grants applicable for publications with internationally renowned academic journals (e.g. KRW 8 million (USD 7,273) for a publication indexed SSCI);

A round-trip airfare, per year, for a presentation of a paper at an international conference;

Contracts renewable annually upon fulfillment of annual teaching and research requirements.

Applicants are requested to send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a one-page dissertation abstract and a one-page statement of research interest, as well as names and contact information for three referees, to respective department chairs as below.

Professor Jeongmin Seo, Department of Middle East and African Studies / +82-(0)2-2173-2091

Application deadline is May 24, 2013.

Email inquiries are welcome to respective department heads, and successful candidates upon the paper screening (and a phone interview) will be requested to send additional documents by May 31 as below:

  • Application form with a recent photo(click to download)
  • CV attached with a recent photo
  • Certificates of previous and current employment status (with the position and weekly teaching hours stated clearly)
  • Copies of academic diplomas (BA, MA, and PhD)
  • A list of publications (A&HCI, SSCI, SCI marked with an asterisk*)
  • Three photos (taken within the recent 3 months)
  • A copy of passport
  • Additional documents if any family accompanies: Embassy endorsed certificate of marriage (and birth certificate(s) of childrens, if applicable); copies of passport(s) of and photo(s) of each family member



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