University Lecturer in Korean Literature

University Lecturer in Korean Literature

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21 Jun 14 Aug Leiden

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Job description

Key responsibilities

Leiden University invites applications for a University Lecturer in Korean literature, to begin no later than 1 January 2023. We are particularly interested in candidates with an expertise in premodern Korean literature, who are able to teach classical Chinese (Hanmun), classical Korean literature (written in hanmun and in classical Korean) as well as modern/contemporary Korean literature. We are searching for a candidate who has proficiency in literary studies in its widest sense, including philological methodologies, critical theory, cultural analysis, and comparative approaches, also in relation to future challenges in society. We welcome applicants whose research and teaching profile demonstrates sensitivity to historical, social, and cultural contexts related to their research themes. An excellent command of the relevant source languages (Classical Chinese, Korean, possibly also classical Korean) is required. Certainly in teaching and preferably in research, the successful candidate is expected to engage with the wider (East) Asian context and contribute to position the study of the Koreas in transnational and global configurations.

Your work will consist of:
  • Teaching at all undergraduate and graduate levels in the BA programs Korean Studies and International Studies, the MA programs Asian Studies and International Relations, and other programs and courses as appropriate;
  • Supervision of BA and MA theses;
  • Contributions to curriculum development. Original research and regular dissemination of the results through appropriate channels;
  • Administrative duties;
  • Securing external funding to support research and other activities;
  • Representation of the field to external audiences and media.


Leiden University


Selection Criteria
  • A PhD degree in Korean Studies or in a relevant discipline (e.g., literary (arts) studies, literary and cultural studies with a strong focus on Korea). Candidates near completion of the degree will be considered;
  • A research and publication record that is commensurate with career stage;
  • Commitment to high-quality teaching practice, and wide teaching scope in terms of content;
  • Specialist and near-native knowledge of the language and history of the Korean peninsula;
  • An excellent command of English. The BA in International Studies and all MAs are offered in English, and English may be used in the BA Korean Studies as well;
  • If the successful applicant does not speak Dutch, s/he is expected to do a language training offered by the University Academic Language Centre; LIAS will make resources available to this end;
  • Upon appointment, depending on experience and formal qualifications to date, the successful applicant may be required to enter a nationally standardized tertiary teaching skills certification trajectory (UTQ or University Teaching Qualification).

Conditions of employment

Terms and conditions
We offer a 12 months fulltime position, to be taken up as soon as possible, but no later than 1 January 2023. Upon satisfactory performance the position will be converted into a permanent position[V(1] [PH2] .

Salary ranges from €3746.- to €5127.- gross per month (pay scale 11), in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities). Depending on qualifications, the appointee may start at the appropriate step in scale 10 until he/she fully meets the requirements for scale 11 as specified by the Faculty of Humanities, particularly with regard to teaching skills certification and the number of years of relevant work experience.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career program. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at

Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/ she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive.


  • Assistant professor
  • Language and culture
  • €3974—€5439 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 11953



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