The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Job Opportunities

NYU Dept. of East Asian Studies: Teaching Assistant Positions

Teaching Assistant (TA) needed for Professor Yoon Jeong Oh EAST-UA Cultures & Contexts: Korea 

Class Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:45pm 

Here is a brief course description:

Human being is often conceptualized according to various social relationships. The concepts of individual or self, for example, are closely related to those of society or the other. Are these global ideas? All of these modern concepts have in fact been imported and translated into Korea in the early 20th century. This course introduces how the self-formation of the “I” and “we” are understood and represented in relationships by exploring the topics of love, family, community, and society in modern Korean culture. It is not a mere coincidence that the concept of love, or free love, is brought into Korea soon after the concepts of individual and society are introduced and translated from Europe through Japan. Korean literature, including Yi Kwang-su’s Mujong, said to be the very first modern Korean novel, often depicts a love story as a quest of the modern individual’s self-discovery. Moreover, the family narrative that is predominant in Korean culture is also intimately related to the ups and downs of national history and social changes. By analyzing the conceptualization of the “I” along the formation of the “we” in Korean literature, film, TV drama, among other forms of cultural production, students will be able to explore the broad spectrum of Korean culture and contextualize it on both individual and social levels.


As a TA, you will be responsible for the following: 

  • Leading 2 recitations per week. Recitation sections are listed below
    • Friday 8:00-9:15 am
    • Friday 9:30-10:45 am
    • Friday 12:30-1:45 pm
    • Friday 2:00-3:15 pm
  • Grading course assignments

Expected Salary: $7,025 for the semester


If you are a current or postgraduate Ph.D. student interested in the position, please send your CV to Professor Yoon Jeong Oh ( with the following subject: FIRST, LAST NAME, TA APPLICATION (Spring 2019).