Call For Applications: Academic Director of the Hanmun Workshop at the Jangeogak Archives, the AKS

Seoul, South Korea
Deadline: 14th Feb 2018


The Jangseogak Archives at the Academy of Korean Studies is seeking an academic director for the 2018 Hanmun (literary/classical Chinese) Workshop (July 2nd to July 20th 2018). The Jangseogak Archives, originally founded 100 years ago as the last royal archives of the Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1910), is one of the most active Korean studies center in the world and is home to numerous rare sources of Korea (

The main purpose of this workshop is to support and train aspiring young scholars (undergraduate, graduate students and junior scholars) of Korean and/or East Asian studies. Through an intensive three-week course (six hours per day, Monday through Friday) working on a carefully selected pre-modern Korean classical texts, the participants will be instructed on how to read and translate classical/literary Chinese sources into English.

This workshop will focus on one particular text or a collection of sources from the Jangseogak Archives. In addition to reading and translating the texts, the participants will also write introductory articles on a list of carefully selected texts from the Archives.

The academic director of this workshop will assist on revising the textbook, lecture on the reading of the selected text (three hours per day), help the participants translate their readings into English (three hours per day), and participate weekend field trips to historic sites related to the materials. Jangseogak Archvies will reimburse round-trip airfare (economy class; excepting those residing in Korea), provide a room at the guesthouse of the Academy, and offer an honorarium of 7 million KRW for the director.

Applications should include a statement of purpose (no more than two pages, single space) on how to teach Hanmun (literary/classical Chinese) to graduate students of pre-modern Korean studies and a current CV with a list of publications (no more than three pages) by February 14th, 2018. The final results will be individually notified by March, 7th, 2016.

Please submit your applications, and any other queries to:

(Applications will be accepted only through email)