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2018 Full-time Faculty Position: Open Invitation

2017-10-12 15:42

Spring Semester 2018 Open Faculty Positions
- a full-time tenure-track position supported by the Humanities Korea at the Institute for East Asian Studies

 The Institute for East Asian Studies at Sogang University invites applications from qualified scholars in the following areas for a tenure-track position for the Humanities Korea project (funded by the National Research Foundation of Korea).

 Project Outline


Southeast Asia as an open regional system: A new paradigm for communicating with the globe and reaching out to the public


1. Networking local and overseas Southeast Asia specialists by forming research clusters and collaborating research and publication worldwide;
2. Emerging as a major research center in Southeast Asian studies with world-class scholars, facilities, and publications; and,
3.Accumulating and collecting research materials and results to share with the academic community and the public.



Step 1 (3 years)

Step 2 (3 years)

Step 3 (4 years)


The formation of the Southeast Asian region and the development of the concept

Reinventing Southeast Asian cultures

Development and strengthening of the regional system

1st year

Understanding Southeast Asia and the pedigree of SE Asia studies

Concepts and values

Southeast Asia in a global context

2nd year

Influences of the outside world and SE Asian

Institutions and social relations

Diffusion and understanding of SE Asian cultures

3rd year

Colonization, decolonization and the formation of a mixed society

Reconstruction and identity of traditions

The formation of regional identities and new challenges

4th year



Globalization and the future of Southeast Asia

Project in


1. By collaboration in academic exchanges, building up a network of SE Asia research institutes within Korea and overseas.
2. Enhancing the quality of the KCI-indexed journal East Asian Studies and the ESCI and SCOPUS indexed international peer reviewed journal TRaNS: Trans-Regional and -National Studies of Southeast Asia
3. Publication of a series of research volumes in Korean and English as well as of general-interest and popular books
4. Offering lectures designed to enhance the general public's understanding of SE Asia
5. The establishment of SE Asian fellowships to support the education of the next generation outheast Asianists
6. The establishment and development of a center housing virtual and concrete data on SE Asia


1. Subject Areas


No. of

Major Field


Recruiting method


Institute for East Asian


Southeast Asian Studies





2. Qualifications

① Applicants must be eligible for appointment according to private university regulations and are required to hold or be about to receive a doctoral degree in the relevant field. (the degree must be in hand by the date on which the appointment begins.)
② Candidates must be able to participate actively in the above research project and bring it to a successful conclusion.
③ Applicants must have publications since September 2014 adding up to 200 Points (including the Ph.D. dissertation if submitted thenceforth).
     For indication of the criteria for the 200 points see: Directions-> Tips when completing publication list

3. Expected date for start of appointment: March 1, 2018

4. Application and selection process



Topics for evaluation

Stage 1



Research record
Closeness to the advertised major and research area
Suitability for HK project
Educational record

Stage 2

Evaluation of

Research record
Quality of journals in which papers published
Prospects for future research

Stage 3


Qualities as an researcher and teacher
Ability to contribute to Sogang's future development

5. Application: You will be able to start the online application From 18 October 10:00 am to 26 October 2017, 13:00 pm (Korea Standard Time).

- We will only consider those applicants who successfully complete and submit their online application forms and required documents (both via online and registered post) by 26 October 2017, 13:00 pm (Korea Standard Time) for the selection process.

6-1. Application process and required documents

A. Submission of online application form


1) Application
2) Publication List
3) Personal statement/Self-introduction

B. Research-related Documents (please upload the required documents in the 'file box' online)

- Future research and action plans : there is no fixed form for this document, you can write freely. But please be sure to list details of future research and action plans, and to demonstrate how they relates to the HK project specific research programs as well as SIEAS’ overall research and teaching programs.
- The first pages of all published papers in the past 3 years (since September 2014)
- Acceptance certificate/letter from journal editors: only for candidates with accepted papers for publications

C. Additional Documents (please submit directly to SIEAS): please note documents in foreign languages other than English should be accompanied by either English or Korean translations.

- Hardcopies of your application form, publication list, personal statement from the initial online application (1 copy each) : your signature is required for these documents.
Academic transcripts (BA, MA, PhD - 1 copy each)
- Final Degree certificates (1 copy)
Letter of recommendation – one recommendation letter either from your dissertation supervisor or a professor in your area of specialization:
  *PLEASE NOTE: the recommendation letter must bear the applicant's full name. The letter must be signed and placed in a sealed envelope. If the supervisor is overseas, they may initially send the recommendation letter via email < sieas@sogang.ac.kr > by 26 October 2017, 13:00 pm (Korea Standard Time) from their own email account (under their name), but the signed and sealed original must be posted as soon as possible.

D. Four copies of each of your three representative publications for Stage 2(please submit directly to SIEAS)
  -  Applicants can select three representative publications among your publications since September 2014. (The publications of the applicants who don’t pass the state 1 will be returned shortly after the 1st screening)                                                                            

※ For applications from overseas: the required documents listed below must be submitted directly to SIEAS via Email < sieas@sogang.ac.kr > by 26 October 2017, 13:00 pm (Korea Standard Time) AND also those documents should be sent to SIEAS by registered post thereafter.
※ For applications from Korea: the required documents listed below must be submitted directly to SIEAS by registered post by 26 October 2017, 13:00 pm (Korea Standard Time).
SIEAS: Institute for East Asian Studies, Sogang University, 35 Baekbeom-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, 04107, Republic of Korea.
※ The shortlisted candidates for the second stage, will be notified in late October, 2017.

6-2. Stage 3 : Interview

The only successfully shortlisted candidates will be notified individually regarding the interview schedule around late November 2017.
※ No further document submission is required at this stage.  

7. Important notes for application

1) Application documents MUST be submitted through online.
2) Application won’t be considered if there are any missing documents.
3) In the event of an unqualified applicant being discovered subsequently to have been accepted or hired on the basis of false information given in the application form, or falsification of supporting documents, the acceptance or hiring will be cancelled.
4) Submitted documents will not be returned to the applicants. (However, the publications of the applicants who don’t pass the state 1 will be returned shortly after the 1st screening)
5) Applicants will be informed by e-mail. The results of each stage of the evaluation can be checked individually through the online application web page once the selection for each stage is completed.
6) Candidates who have family members as full time professors in the same department or graduate school will not be hired.
7) Positions may not be filled if there are no satisfactory candidates.
8) Any matters not specified above will be handled according to regulations of ‘Project supported by the HK project and Sogang university
9) Applicants are not permitted to make multiple applications at Sogang simultaneously.

8. Contact address: Department(Division) Head





Institute for East Asian

SHIN, Yoon Hwan




Academic Affairs (A 107), Sogang University, 35 Baekbeom-ro (Sinsu-dong), Mapo-gu, Seoul, 04107, Korea Tel: 82-2-705-8121/ Fax: 82-2-705-8122/ E-Mail : profapply@sogang.ac.kr

SIEAS (D322) Sogang University 35 Baekbeom-ro (Sinsu-dong), Mapo-gu, Seoul, 04107

KOREA Tel: 82-2-705-8227 Fax: 82-2-718-4353 / E-Mail: sieas@sogang.ac.kr


Spring Semester 2018 Open Faculty Positions

- a full-time tenure-track position supported by the Humanities Korea at the Institute for East Asian Studies

◆ Instructions for online application

1. Set up an account
2. Login to your account
3. Complete the Online application form
<Application form>
Save -> <Publication List form> Save -> <Self-introduction form> Save -> <Submit> -> <Checking the receipt number of filling receipt> -> <Completion of application>
* Even after completing the Application Form, Publication List and Self-Introduction and clicking on ‘Save’ button, your application will not be formally submitted. PLEASE NOTE that you click on the ‘Submit’ button before the closing time for applications
by 26 October 2017, 13:00 pm (Korea Standard Time) . Failure to do so means you will not be considered for the selection process.
* Please be sure to retain your individual application number.
4. Acceptance certificate/letters for publications from journal editors (only for candidates with accepted papers for publications in forthcoming issues) or research-related documents should suffice for initial applications. Please upload
certificates and documents to the 'File Box' online.


◆ Additional documents

1. Print out application documents from Internet (application form, list of research publications, self-introduction) and sign them
2. Prepare publications and other specified documents
3. when submitting the documents – either indicate the list of contents on the outside of the envelope, or include the list of contents on the top of assembled documents.
4. All required documents should be included under a single cover and can be submitted either in person or by mail.


Tips when completing the Online Application Form

1. It is only possible to complete the Application process online after you have established your personal account. This must be done first.
2. You will need to remember/retain your password for double-checking your own application and for the result of the selection process.
3. Please retain a unique individual number which will be automatically provided upon completion of your online application.
4. In your Academic Record, please enter the name of the school, the department, the major and the degree . For your high school records, you only need to provide the institution name and the attendance period. If your high school did not award grades, please write '0' in the space provided for the GPA.
5. In your Employment record, please begin with your current employment and put 2018/02/28 as the date that employment will end.(However, if your present employment is scheduled to end before 2018/02/28, please enter the expected date for the end of employment.)
6. If there are insufficient spaces in the Employment record page, click on the ‘More’ button and a new set of spaces will appear. Please list all your work experience in detail, since your initial salary will be determined based on this information.
7. The file with your photo must not exceed 500kb, and the file name must end with .JPG
8. After you have completed each section, the Application Form, Publication / Research Record, the Self-Introduction, you should be sure to click the ‘Save’button each time.
9. After saving each page, please check once more that there are no errors.
10. Upon completion of your online application, please open the Submission page, click on the ‘Submit’button, and double-check that submission of your application is completed. Please also note your individual application number will be provided. So retain the number safely for future reference.
11. Please note that no changes or editing is possible after this stage.
12. It is possible to make printed copies via the 'Print' page function.

* Please read the Employment Announcement, FAQ and the Tips on this page. If you have questions, you can use the Q&A board on this web page or e-mail us.


Tips when completing the Publication List

1. Application requirements

In order to apply, candidates must have earned at least 200 points worth of publications.
200 points worth of publications can be earned in the following ways
1) For candidates who received a Ph.D. degree from September 1, 2014: the Ph.D. dissertation already qualifies for 200 points on its own
2) For candidates who received a Ph.D. degree before September 1, 2014 : papers published since September 1, 2014, must be worth at least 200 points.

2. Details concerning the list of research materials.
1) Please include ALL your publications without exception, even those not published in the last 3 years, beginning the list with the most recent publication. The following information must be included: Title; whether Ph.D. Dissertation, academic paper or book; Date of publication; Place of publication; Number of authors; Summary of contents.
2) Dissertations, papers and books listed should be divided according to the following categories.


Category required to be

Detailed description

Ph.D. dissertation

Ph.D. dissertation

Ph.D. dissertation


Highly reputed international

1. Humanities & Social Sciences: any journal listed in SSCI or A&HCI.

2. Natural Sciences: any journal listed in SCI(E) with an Impact Factor(IF) of over 50% in the Major subject JCR

3. Engineering: any journal listed in SCI(E).

International scholarly

1. A journal not listed in SCI(E), SSCI, A&HCI but which is published by an international scholarly organization.

2. Natural Science: any journal listed in SCI(E)which does not satisfy the criteria for a highly reputed international journal (see above).

Highly reputed Korean journal

Any journal listed as approved by the KRF.

Korean scholarly journal

Any journal listed as a candidate for approval by the KRF.


Scholarly book published

A scholarly book in the major area that is published abroad.

Scholarly book published in Korea

A scholarly book in the major area that is published in Korea.



Anything that is neither dissertation, nor paper, nor scholarly book

- Date of publication must be in the form "2016/04/01". - For the number of authors, please enter 1 for a single author, and in the case of multiple authors please indicate the exact number; if you are the Lead Author (corresponding author) please click ‘Self’ and if not, please click ‘Other’.

3) In order to qualify, publications must already have been published before the day on which applications are submitted. If publication of a paper has been delayed for some unavoidable reason (delay in publishing a journal etc) so that it has not been published by the application date, a certificate of intended publication from the journal must be submitted. The University can take no responsibility for disadvantages resulting from any errors made in entering this information.

4) The varying points awarded for differing publications are as follows

*Publication of papers and books in Korea or abroad



Ph.D. dissertation

200 points

Highly reputed international

200 points

International scholarly

150 points

Highly reputed Korean journal

130 points

Korean scholarly journal

100 points

Scholarly book published

400 points

Scholarly book published in

300 points


0 points


2 = 70%, 3 = 50%, 4 = 30%, 5 or more = 20%

Bonus for main author



Only research papers and books may be counted as publications. If the candidate was the sole author, the full (100%) score is earned. Where a number of persons (including students) have coauthored a paper, book, the standard points are reduced as follows: 2 persons = 70%, 3 persons = 50%, 4 persons = 30%, 5 or more = 20%. The main author(head of a project) or Corresponding author receives an additional 10 %.


* Papers presented at conferences, teaching materials, handbooks, general-interest books and such publications are not accepted and should not be included in this list.


Tips for Self-introduction

- There is no fixed form for this document, but be sure to list details of future research and action plans (take full account of the indications contained in the project description and the file "Short-Introductions-IEAS(HK) which can be downloaded from the notice board in the home page)


◆ Please Note

- After a final check, you MUST click on the Submit button on the Submissions page.
- Upon submission, a "Submitted" notification, then "Your application has been completed" notification will be displayed on the upper left-hand corner.
- Even after completing the Application Form tyou application will not be fully completed unless you click on the ‘Submit’ button before the closing time for applications and failure to do so means you will not be considered for position.

◆ When using the File box

- The File box is a page allowing you to upload certificates of acceptance for publication and other additional materials required by individual departments for the initial screening. However, Recommendation Letters must not be submitted through it but must be mailed in letter form separately.
- Files uploaded may be text files or photographic/picture/scanned files but each file should not exceed 10M byte in size and the total number of files should exceed ten.