Applications open for Australia-Korea Foundation Visiting Professor of Australian Studies 2024-25

Applications are now open for the Australia-Korea Foundation Visiting Professor of Australian Studies 2024-25. Based on an agreement between Seoul National University (SNU), the Australia-Korea Foundation (AKF), and Woodside Energy, a Visiting Professor position has been created to:

  • Foster innovative bilateral research collaborations and strengthen institutional ties.
  • Promote mutual understanding of each country’s history, cultural heritage, and modern
    outlook, and to foster affinity, mutual respect, and connections between the peoples of
    Australia and the Republic of Korea (ROK).
  • Generate public awareness of the ROK and Australia’s shared values and interests in a
    stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.

Australian Studies can be approached from an area-studies perspective or a comparative Australia-Korea perspective. While Australia should remain the focus, the committee also welcome scholars whose field of study covers the broader Indo-Pacific region and / or with inter-disciplinary perspectives on various international issues, embracing economic, political, social, cultural, and historical analysis. Most importantly, the successful appointee should be committed to promoting mutual understanding between Korea and Australia.

Applications, as well as any further enquiries, should be directed to Professor Anna Johnston ( and cc Josh Szymanski ( with the words “Confidential: Seoul National University Visiting Professor” in the subject line. More information, including a list of required application materials, can be found here. Applications are due by 15 April 2024.