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[University of Massachusetts Amherst] Lecturer of Korean Language


University of Massachusetts Amherst—Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Lecturer of Korean Language 

About University of Massachusetts Amherst: 

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university  offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly  1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment  in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges  (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which  adds to the intellectual energy of the region. 

Job Description: 

The East Asian Languages and Cultures Program in the department of Languages, Literatures and  Cultures at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full-time position at the  rank of Lecturer in Korean language starting fall 2023.  

The successful candidate will teach 3 courses per semester. In addition to these teaching duties,  administrative duties include proctoring Korean placement tests and proficiency tests, supervising  graduate TAs and undergraduate language tutors, and actively participating in program events and other  duties based on program needs.  

The successful applicant should be well versed on the issues of Korean language education and have  demonstrated a successful Korean language teaching experience in a U.S. university or college. In  addition, the person should be willing to cooperate and collaborate as a team.  

This is a full-time (9-month) non-tenure track position beginning September 1, 2023 for an initial one year appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  


Candidates must have a MA in Korean language and linguistics, second language acquisition, foreign  language education, applied linguistics, or related field; native or near-native proficiency in Korean and  English; with experience in teaching Korean at the college level in the U.S. Applicants must be qualified  to teach Korean at all levels.  

Preferred qualifications: PhD or EdD preferred in the fields mentioned above.  


Application Instructions: 

To apply, applicants should submit the following application materials to: languages-literatures-cultures

  1. Letter of application including a description of teaching experience and comments on any efforts  to build a strong Korean language learning community that promotes diversity, inclusion and  equity. 
  2. Statement of teaching philosophy 
  3. Curriculum Vitae with the names and contact information of three references
  4. Samples of syllabus. (Advanced level class preferred but not required) 
  5. Three letters of recommendation will be required to consider your application complete. Please  provide the name and email contact information for three references in your application who will  then be solicited for letters of reference.  


Additional materials may be required if needed: 

  1. Teaching video (maximum 15 minutes.) 
  2. Teaching Evaluations 

The initial review of applications will begin on December 8, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. 

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of  Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities,  protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages seven applications from these and  other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical  to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many  qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and  colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or  other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome  barriers to an academic career and degree.

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Job Information

Status: Expired No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Full Time Years of experience: 1 Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 17 Nov 2022

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