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[Michigan State University] Korean Instructor/Ast Prof - Fixed Term


Korean Instructor/Ast Prof - Fixed Term


Job no: 934828

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 Instructor/Ast Professor Fixed Term


Position Summary

The Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures is seeking one part-time fixed-term Instructor or Assistant Professor of Korean Language to teach two Korean language courses in the fall semester and one Korean language course in the spring semester beginning August 16, 2024. 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.


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

  • Master’s degree or higher in Korean language teaching and learning, linguistics, applied linguistics, foreign language teaching, second language acquisition, Korean language and culture, or related field.
  • Master’s degree required for an instructor position and a PhD required for an assistant professor position.
  • Two to three years' experience teaching Korean language courses to college students in a classroom setting.
  • Native or near-native proficiency in both Korean and English.
  • Training in proficiency-oriented/communicative language instruction.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching materials, quantitative and qualitative data from teaching evaluations).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in online teaching and/or appropriate technologies in language instruction.


Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to teach Korean language courses from beginning to advanced levels.
  • At least two years of teaching experience in North America.
  • OPI certification.
  • A strong record of participation in team work and program events.
  • Active involvement in profession.


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 April 8, 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.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/5115457

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: Mar 15, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: Mar 15, 2026 Eastern Daylight Time



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Job Information

Status: Open No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Full Time Years of experience: 1 Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 21 Mar 2024 Expire in: 8 months

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