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Korea Foundation Visiting Professorship at Leiden University

Call for Applications 

With generous sponsorship from the Korea Foundation, the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) and the Leiden University Institute of Area Studies (LIAS) invite applications for a visiting professorship in Korean Studies, with a specialization in the Humanities or Social Science and a focus on modern and contemporary Korea. Appointment will be for a minimum period of six months full-time between 1 September 2013 and 1 July 2014, and entail duties in research and teaching. The call is open to scholars with a PhD at all career stages. Leiden University aims to employ more women in areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore especially invited to apply.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Original research and dissemination of the results through appropriate channels.

  • Teaching and thesis supervision at the BA and MA levels, in Korean Studies, Asian Studies, International Studies, and/or other programmes and courses as required.




  • A PhD in a relevant field.

  • A research agenda and a teaching portfolio that match the position profile.


Terms of Employment

The Korean Foundation Visiting Professorship will be funded directly through the Korea Foundation, commensurate with Korean Foundation salary ranges. The Professor and maximally one dependent will be provided with housing and insurance by IIAS.


Review of applications will commence 17 June and continue until the position is filled or this call is closed. Queries to Remco Breuker ( with cc to Willem Vogelsang ( Applications should be in English, and be submitted to the Korea Foundation Visiting Professor Search Committee, with the items listed below combined in this order in *one* PDF document named ‘FAMILY NAME – Given name – 13-173’:

• A CV including education and employment history, publications, and courses taught 
• A letter of motivation including a personal vision of Korean Studies 
• A research agenda (1 page) 
• Names, positions and email addresses of three referees (no reference letters). 


See the entire CFA at:




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