Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and Comparative Literature

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of the Liberal Arts
Asian Studies and Comparative Literature


The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Korean Literature and Culture in the Asian Studies department, with a minority joint appointment in the Comparative Literature department. Areas of specialization open but preferably include a comparative approach; specialties may include, but are not limited to, any field in modern Korean literature, film, visual studies, and new media studies. Further, we are interested in Koreanists with interests in related fields such as East-West studies, intra-Asian dynamics, global Asias, diaspora studies, postcolonial studies, Cold War studies, popular culture (including Korean wave), digital humanities, and gender studies. Teaching responsibilities include introductory, advanced, and graduate courses on literature, media, and culture in the Asian Studies and Comparative Literature curriculum. Start date: August 2019 preferred. Requirements: Ph.D. in hand by date of appointment in East Asian Studies or Comparative Literature, or related field; native or near-native ability in Korean and English; appropriate teaching experience; relevant research achievements or evidence of relevant research promise. Screening of applications will begin October 22, 2018. All applications will be considered until the search is concluded. To apply, upload letter of application, CV, and contact information for three references. Visit our program websites at and

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088