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[Penn State University] Teaching Faculty in Korean (Department of Asian Studies)


Teaching Faculty in Korean (Department of Asian Studies)

The Department of Asian Studies at Penn State (University Park) invites applications for a full-time teaching faculty position in Korean (non-tenure track) to begin in Fall 2023. This position will be filled at the rank of Lecturer, Assistant Teaching Professor, or Associate Teaching Professor.

Responsibilities include teaching introductory to advanced Korean language courses, as well as participation in programmatic service. Teaching load is six courses per year (usually three courses per semester - standard academic calendar).

We are seeking applicants with an interest in teaching Korean language courses and contributing to the growth of Korean Studies on campus.

Minimum requirements include a Master's degree in Korean pedagogy, second language acquisition, linguistics, or related discipline, and near-native ability in Korean, as well as facility in English. Demonstrated excellence in teaching Korean is preferred. Rank will be determined based on education and experience.

Evidence of teaching effectiveness is required for higher-level ranks. In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.

To apply, please submit the following electronically through

  • a cover letter detailing relevant qualifications for this job,
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • the names/contact information of three references, and
  • a teaching statement outlining your pedagogy and teaching philosophy


System limitations allow for a total of 5 documents (5mb per document) as part of your application. Please combine materials to meet the 5-document limit.

For more information on our program, please consult Review of applications will begin April 21, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form, and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check.

This is a limited-term appointment, with the possibility of annual renewal. Length of term is determined by rank and qualifications.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Penn State offers competitive benefits to full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision, and retirement plans, in addition to 75% tuition discounts (including for a spouse and dependent children up to the age of 26) and paid holidays. Please visit for more detailed information.

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Status: Expired No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Full Time Years of experience: 1 Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 31 Mar 2023

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