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2019 Full-time Faculty Recruitment (IID, Underwood International College)
Apr 1, 2019  |  Read: 885

Tenure Track Position in Information and Interaction Design,

Underwood International College, Yonsei University, South Korea


?The Underwood International College (UIC) of Yonsei University invites applications for a full time tenure track faculty position beginning in Fall 2019 at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor of Information and Interaction Design (IID) to teach at the International Campus in Songdo, Incheon, located within the greater Seoul metropolitan region in South Korea.


The successful candidate should have working knowledge of the underlying academic disciplines and professional practices involved in information and interaction design. The candidate should have an advanced degree (Ph.D.) in design or the associated fields of converging design and other related fields (i.e. art, technology, engineering, human-computer interaction, etc.).


We are particularly interested in those with strong teaching, professional, and research experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Interaction design, service design, user experience design
  • Information design, information visualization
  • Human-computer interaction
  • New product development, interactive product design, physical computing


The appointment will begin September 1, 2019 or March 1, 2020. Teaching responsibilities are 6 credit-hours (2 classes) per semester and the successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate level in English.

As part of Yonsei University’s continuing effort to increase faculty diversity, we are accepting applications from both non-Korean and Korean (those with all overseas secondary education background preferred) citizens. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Compensation includes competitive salary, health insurance and other benefits. Additionally, non-Korean citizens who do not reside currently in Korea are eligible for an application for housing subsidy (for up to 3 years), and a generous relocation and start-up package.


1. Application materials


(1) Completed Online Application Form and Religious Background

(2) Curriculum vitae & cover letter                                                    

(3) Ph. D dissertation abstract (PDF/MS-Word/HWP format)                                  

(4) Official diploma and transcripts (Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D.)                                            

(5) A research/teaching statement (teaching philosophy)                       

(6) Sample Syllabi                                                   

(7) Teaching Evaluations (Complete student evaluations from all of your recent teaching assignments are preferable) 

(8) The list & the summary of research publication(s) *Please use the attached form.           

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

(9) Zip file containing the list & the summary of research publications file above (in PDF or MS-Word format)

* Each publication (or equivalent documentation for exhibitions and performances) should be published after September 2015

(10) Ph.D. dissertation (PDF format)                                                

(11) Statement of Religious Affiliations                                           

(12) Two letters of recommendation (From two or more professors (professionals) in the same program or field)

*The applicant's full name, the name of the school/program the applicant is applying must be specified in the letter.

(13) Consent to Collection and Use of Personal Information *Please use the attached form.



2. Application period

Deadline : Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 


3. Mailing Address

  Ms. Jinwoo Nam

  85 Songdogwahak-ro, Yeonsu-gu,

  Incheon 21983, Republic of Korea

  T: +82-2-2123-3761


4. Evaluation criteria & Process

  Stage 1) Suitability for the advertised major

  : The applicant's suitability for the advertised position will be evaluated


  Stage 2) Academic records and overall achievements

   : The applicant's academic excellence, teaching or research abilities, publication records will be comprehensively evaluated during this process

  Stage 3) Open lecture/interview

   : Short-listed applicants will be invited for an open lecture and interview. Presentation skills, academic potentials and overall qualifications will be evaluated.


Prof. Soojin Jun, 
Program Chair of Information and Interaction design, HASS Division, UIC (soojinjun@yonsei.ac.kr) 

About the Information and Interaction Design Program, Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences(HASS) Division

The Information and Interaction Design (IID) Major aims to prepare students to realize their potential as designers and agents of social change who can respond to the problems and challenges that are constantly emerging in our daily lives. As the new technologies are revolutionizing our communication process and information landscape, designers of today are expected to tackle the more complex problems in the conception, planning, and production of effective information systems and the exploration of new forms of interaction. We believe that designers of the future are not mere form-givers to 2D screen or 3D objects; they are creative thinkers who are able to discover new possibilities and meticulously shape form of the behavior of products, services, environments, and systems that embrace real-world challenges. Based on the principle of human-centered design, the Information and Interaction Design Major enables our students to become mediators in diverse contexts, leveraging their roles through the synthesis of creative design approaches, relevant technology, and a rigorous and systematic thinking through research. For more information, please see: http://yonseiiid.com.


About Underwood International College (UIC)

Yonsei University's Underwood International College is a highly competitive program at South Korea's most prestigious private university. UIC 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 consists of only native and near-native speakers of English drawn from over 42 different countries. For more information, please see: http://uic.yonsei.ac.kr.



In 2015, Underwood International College (UIC) launched Design Factory Korea (DFK), which is an Open Innovation Platform for students, researchers, and corporates to create change in the world of learning and research through project-based learning and effective problem solving. DFK has also collaborated with the Design Factory Global Network (DFGN) – an international network of innovation hubs in universities and research organizations in five continents of the world - fostering radical innovations.


About Design Factory Korea (DFK)

Design Factory Korea (DFK) is an educational platform housed at the Yonsei University’s International Campus in Incheon, South Korea. It is part of the Design Factory Global Network (DFGN) – an innovative and interdisciplinary network creating collaboration between the similar-minded people, projects and platforms. DFGN holds regular meetings to share the experiences, and to discuss and research educational methods in engineering, business and design for the new era. Design Factory concept originates from Aalto University in Finland and the idea is currently brought to 13 countries and DFK joins the network as the 6th member.


One of the most distinguishing features of the Design Factory (DF) is innovative educational philosophy. It actively provides solutions to the practical problems that companies and societies face today through collaboration and exchange of ideas among students from diverse backgrounds. To provide the optimal educational environment, DF is sustained by both material and immaterial support: student-initiated projects, corporate-given challenges and sponsorships, tools for prototyping, collaborative projects with other DF teams, and guidance from administrative staff and faculty advisors.


The DFK team consists of Yonsei University students, professors and faculty, corporations and the extensive global network. With the facilities and resources available at Yonsei International Campus and the innovative curriculum offered at Underwood International College, DFK is expected to continuously produce creative ideas, expand to all colleges in Yonsei University, and ultimately provide new model of education for the future. For more information, please see: http://dfk.yonsei.ac.kr

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