[University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign] Instructor/Lecturer in the Korean Language

Instructor/Lecturer in the Korean Language
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track teaching faculty position in the Korean language, starting August 16, 2024. The selected candidate will be appointed at the rank of an instructor (Master's degree or ABD) or lecturer (PhD). The possibility of renewal after the first year, will be contingent upon sufficient course enrollments, successful performance review, and funding availability.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


  1. Position Summary

This position will contribute to the growth and vibrancy of the Korean Language Program through engaging teaching and service activities. Responsibilities include both teaching and service duties. The successful candidate will teach three Korean language courses per semester across all levels and assist with new curriculum development and coordinating Korean language placement and proficiency assessments. Service responsibilities may include training graduate teaching assistants and outreach and cultural activities. Teaching faculty of all ranks are expected to engage in regular professional development with the department support.


  1. Minimum Qualifications
  • A Master's degree in applied linguistics, second language acquisition, language education, language pedagogy or a relevant field
  • Native or near-native fluency in Korean
  • Professional competency in spoken and written English
  • A record of demonstrated excellence in teaching (e.g., teaching evaluations)
  • At least one-year of experience teaching Korean at the college or post-secondary level, preferably at a North American institution


  1. Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD preferred in applied linguistics, second language acquisition, language education, language pedagogy or a relevant field
  • Experience in teaching all levels of Korean
  • Demonstrated proficiency in current teaching methodologies and instructional technologies
  • Demonstrated experiences with ACTFL Proficiency Standards and proficiency-oriented curriculum development


  1. Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on April 12, 2024. To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by the posted closing date.  To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application materials:

  • a cover letter of application
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a statement on teaching philosophy
  • 3 sample Korean language course syllabi (one each for beginning, intermediate, and advanced)
  • a summary of student evaluations
  • names and contact information for three professional references. References will be contacted electronically within a few days after submission of the application.


Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a video link of their classroom teaching to the search committee chair.


Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered.

For further information about this specific position, please contact Dr. Myoung-Sun Song (songms@illinois.edu), Chair of the search committee. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.  For more information about the University of Illinois and the department, contact slcl-hr@illinois.edu or visit http://www.ealc.illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

Requisition ID: 1023607
Job Category: Faculty
Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu

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Status: Open Job type: Full Time Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 29 Mar 2024 Expire in: 9 months

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