The Department of Sociology at Korea University invites applications for a non-tenure-track and a foreign national Assistant/Associate Professor position specializing in social problems (in its broadest sense). The successful candidate will have an opportunity to be considered for a tenure-track position contingent upon performance. Appointments are renewable every two years. The appointment begins with the Spring term of 2024, with an anticipated start date of March 1st, 2024.

Korea University seeks faculty that reflects the changing demographics of our student body and rapidly increasing diversity of the campus. Since its establishment in 1963, the Department of Sociology at Korea University has produced about five thousand graduates excelling in diverse fields such as government, commerce, politics, media, broadcasting, culture, academia, and the arts. The Department is renowned for having the largest sociology department in Korea and outstanding students.


Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the ability to develop an independent research agenda, contribute to the field, indicate promise of sustained research excellence, and provide evidence of strong teaching and mentoring skills. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in sociology and a foreign nationality.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants are invited to submit 1) a cover letter addressing the candidate’s past and future research, as well as their teaching experience and interests, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) major publications (up to 5) to: Professor Eun Kyong Shin, Sociology Department Chair, at  

For additional information about our dynamic department, please visit For questions regarding this position, Please contact Professor Eun Kyong Shin, Sociology Department Chair, at