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[Michigan State University] Inst/Asst Professor - Fixed Term


Inst/Asst Professor - Fixed Term
Job no: 919039
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Linguistics, Languages, And Cultures 10004543
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Union


Working/Functional Title
Korean Coordinator - Inst/Asst Professor Fixed Term


Position Summary

The Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures is seeking one full-time Korean Language Instructor or Assistant Professor (Coordinator) of Korean Language. This is a fixed-term, nine-month, academic year position beginning August 16, 2024 and is renewable contingent upon funding and performance. Rank is determined by highest degree, with a Master’s degree required for an instructor position and a PhD required for an assistant professor position. All degrees must be conferred by the time of hire. Salary is commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will teach six Korean Language courses each academic year in the Korean Program. If the candidate is qualified to serve as the Korean program coordinator, the teaching load would be five courses, with one course release for program administration.


The successful candidate will contribute to diversity and inclusive excellence through teaching six Korean courses at all levels, each academic year (teaching assignments will be determined by Program needs). Based on the qualifications and Program need, the candidate may also be asked to teach a content course on Korean language and society or Korean culture. The successful candidate will furthermore share service and extracurricular responsibilities with other Korean faculty and participate in curriculum and program development, outreach activities, and language program coordination. If the selected candidate has a PhD degree and is qualified to serve as the Korean program coordinator by satisfying most of the desirable qualifications, the teaching load would be five courses, with one course release for program administration.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.


Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

  • M.A. or PhD degree in Korean language teaching and learning, linguistics, applied linguistics, foreign language teaching, second language acquisition, Korean language and culture, or related field.
  • Two to three years' experience teaching Korean language courses to college students in a classroom setting.
  • Ability to teach Korean language courses from beginning to advanced levels.
  • Training in proficiency-oriented/communicative language instruction.
  • Native or near-native proficiency in both Korean and English.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching materials, and quantitative and qualitative data from teaching evaluations).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in online teaching and/or appropriate technologies in language instruction.


Desired Qualifications

  • PhD degree preferred.
  • At least two years of teaching experience in North America.
  • Experience with ACTFL proficiency standards and proficiency-oriented/communicative language instruction.
  • Experience in post-secondary coordination in North America at the individual course level or program level.
  • Ability to teach content courses (in English) such as Korean language and society, Korean culture, literature, or film studies.
  • OPI certification.
  • A strong record of participation in team work and program events.
  • Active involvement in profession.
  • Note that candidates with experience in Korean program coordination will be considered for the coordinator position.


Required Application Materials

Qualified applicants should submit

  • a cover letter
  • current curriculum vitae
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including course syllabi and instructional materials, and student evaluation summaries
  • A 1-page summary of your philosophy of diversity, equity, and inclusion as it pertains to intellectual leadership in the areas of teaching/curriculum development, research/creative activities, service, outreach, advising, and/or administration. The statement should also include an explanation of related past or planned activities/endeavors as well as how the candidate will advance our goals of inclusive excellence. For more about MSU’s DEI efforts, see https://inclusion.msu.edu/. For more information about writing diversity statements, see https://cal.msu.edu/documents/cal-guidelines-for-the-writing-of-diversity-statements/
  • the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees
  • Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a video link of their classroom teaching to the search committee chair.


Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin January 31, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website http://careers.msu.edu. Posting number 919039.


For more information, contact Ho-Hsin Huang, Chair of the Search Committee at huanghoh@msu.edu.


Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.


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Department Statement

The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture, which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.


MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.


Advertised: Dec 15, 2023 Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: Dec 15, 2025 Eastern Standard Time


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Status: Open No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Full Time Years of experience: 1 Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 19 Dec 2023 Expire in: 6 months

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