Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Yonsei University Underwood International College
Korea, Republic of

Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the UIC Common Curriculum:

Underwood International College Yonsei University, South Korea

Yonsei University’s Underwood International College is a highly selective program at South Korea’s most prestigious private university, and combines the intimate atmosphere and low student-faculty ratio of a liberal arts college with the resources of a major research university. All instruction is in English, and the student body represents over 70 different countries.

The Underwood International College (UIC) of Yonsei University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the UIC Common Curriculum at the Yonsei International Campus in Songdo, located within the greater Seoul metropolitan region. Area of specialization is Asian philosophy, with a focus on East Asia. An ability and willingness to teach Critical Reasoning, as well as a course on 'Eastern Civilization', is required. Candidates should have a firm commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. Teaching responsibilities are 6 credit-hours (2 classes) per semester. The starting date is March 1, 2021. As part of Yonsei University’s continuing effort to increase faculty diversity, we are only accepting applications from non-Korean citizens.

We offer competitive compensation to all employees commensurate with their experience. Our benefit package includes: an excellent retirement plan, reimbursement for moving expenses, housing support for up to three years, and others.

Application Information

Online Application Date: June 4 – September 4, 2020
Documents Submission Deadline: 17:00 Monday, September 14th, 2020
Documents arriving after the deadline will not be accepted due to university regulations.

Interested applicants should apply online at

Required Documents

1. Completed Online Application Form (from the above link).

2. Curriculum vitae and cover letter (full name and “UIC Common Curriculum (philosophy)” should be specified in the letter), detailing research and teaching interests.

3. Ph.D. dissertation abstract

4. Sample teaching syllabi

5. Teaching evaluations (complete student evaluations from all of your recent teaching assignments are preferable).

6. A signed Consent to Collection and Use of Personal Information form {Please use the attached form}.

7. A completed List of Publications form {Please use the attached form}.

* For main achievements (up to three), please check “Main Achievement” in the list of research records.

8. Originals or copies of three main publications published after March 2017

* Originals or copies of all publications should be submitted upon request.

9. Two letters of recommendation (the applicant’s full name and “UIC Common Curriculum (philosophy)” should be specified in the letter).

10. Diplomas (or Certificate of Graduation) and transcripts (Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D.)

* Copies are allowed, but original documents should be submitted upon request.

These documents should be sent by mail to the following address:

Mr. Daeshik Jung

Daewoo Annex Hall, Room 301

Yonsei University 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu

Seoul 03722, Republic of Korea

(Tel.: +82-2-2123-3922)

Prospective applicants are encouraged to look at our website at Short-listed candidates will be asked to schedule a video-conferencing interview. For further questions about the position, please contact Prof. Natalja Deng (


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