Tenure-track Faculty Position, Graduate School of China, SungKyunKwan University

Seoul (KR)
Annual salary depends on previous educational background and working experience.
Nov 19, 2018
Dec 19, 2018
Contract Type

Employer Information

About Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)

Established in 1398, SKKU is a highly innovative and comprehensive private university with 620 years of tradition in Korea. SKKU has two campus in the greater Seoul area – one in central Seoul for humanities and social sciences and the other in Suwon City for STEM fields. SKKU has been striving to reach the top 50 in world university rankings by 2020 with financial and managerial support/commitment from SAMSUNG since 1996. SKKU is considered to be one of the leading higher education institutions in Korea according to various ranking authorities – e.g., 15th  in ASIA by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) , 82nd worldwide by Times Higher Education (THE) in 2018.

About SKKU Graduate School of China (SKKU GSC)

SKKU GSC was launched in 2005 for the Chinese MBA program, one of the core and strategic programs of SKKU, at the heart of Seoul. SKKU GSC focuses on fostering students for future leaders in China business with sophisticated insights and excellent abilities to solve complex problems and challenges in the context of dealing with Chinese market, culture, and business circumstance. SKKU GSC is operating a two-track structure: the week-day program in three different business areas - Chinese marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship/strategy; the week-end program in Chinese business management mainly for professionals with substantial experiences.


Position Type

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor



The Graduate School of China (GSC) in Sungkyunkwan University invites applications for tenure-track positions in Finance at assistant, associate, or full professor level beginning in Spring semester, 2019 (March). Qualified applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree by the date of appointment. Appointees are expected to perform high quality research/scholarly activities and lecture in English and Chinese at graduate and undergraduate level. Competitive candidates will also have a proven track record of excellence in teaching, research, and scholarly publications appropriate for their ranks.


Recruitment Field: Finance in China markets (Seoul Campus)

  •  Position: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

  •  Majors/specialties: Asset Pricing; Behavioral finance; Corporate Finance; Financial Institutions; Empirical Finance; Entrepreneur financing; Investment; Venture capital

  • Members of GSC faculty could meet candidates at the 2019 AFA Conference on Jan. 4-6 held in Atlanta.


Required Qualifications

Candidates must hold a doctorate degree in a relevant discipline(s) at the time of application or are expected to earn a doctorate degree by the anticipated starting date. Only non-Koreans can apply for the position. Knowledge of Korean language is NOT required since the main languages of instruction and administration are English and Chinese. Candidates must not have any disqualifying factors according to the relevant laws and regulations of South Korean Government as well as SKKU GSC.


Compensation Package

*USD currency below is converted from KRW, and therefore is approximate value.


Annual salary commensurate with educational background, work experience and research performance. Typically, USD 60,000 is the starting point for Ph.D. holders. Salary increment rate will follow the table established by the University Administration.

Research incentive

Research fund: USD 13,000 per year (up to 4 years after employment)

Research incentives:

- USD 25,000 for each publication in S-list academic journal

- USD 8,500 for A1-list academic journal

*List of S/A1 academic journals will be notified to selected candidates.

*Research incentives above will be provided only if paper is published by a (single) main author.

 (If there are multiple authors, the incentives will be adjusted.)

Fringe Benefits

  • Housing subsidy: USD 20,000 per year (up to 6 years after employment)
  • Support for relocation expenses: USD 6,800 (airfare + moving expenses)
  • Pension
  • Health insurance
  • Paid vacation
  • 3-year tax exemption: only applicable for Chinese nationalities


Teaching Load

9-15 credits per year (1 SKKU credit is equivalent to 1 teaching hour per week / 15 hours per semester) – duty credits for each faculty may vary depending on their research performance.



  • Applicants must send the following documents by e-mail to SKK GSC Search committee (skkgsc@skku.edu)

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three (3) letters of reference
  • Current research performance

Ÿ Timeline

- Application due date: December 19th, 2018

- Expected interview date(1st round): in January via Skype

* Interested applicants may arrange an interview with Dean of SKKU GSC during 2019 American Finance Association (AFA) Conference to be held in Atlanta, Georgia on January 4-6, 2019. Perspective candidates who would like to set up an interview schedule are kindly requested to apply by December 19th, 2018.


Contact Information

  • You can contact by e-mail,

    The Dean of GSC : Prof. Kim Yongjune (paulyjkim@gmail.com)

    The Office of GSC (skkgsc@skku.edu)

  • Phone: +82-2-740-1543~1544
  • Address: SKK GSC, Sungkyunkwan University, Sungkyunkwan-ro 25-2, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea