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[University of Oregon] Career Instructor for Korean


The School of Global Studies and Languages (GSL), also known as ASU 1, aspires to draw students to UO by engaging them with cultures, languages, histories, and ways of life across the world. The School’s mission is to prepare graduates for their future lives and careers by providing holistic, interdisciplinary perspectives on critical issues and cultural developments that are global and historical in scope. GSL provides a career-legible, interdisciplinary curriculum, drawing on the research and pedagogic expertise of faculty in the social sciences and humanities. Customized curricular pathways allow students to acquire foundational skills in the liberal arts and to translate them into real-world abilities. The School is home to a community of students and faculty who value the common transformational experience of immersion in multiple languages and cultures. This shared value forges a collective mission while honoring the diverse histories, cultures, and disciplines embraced by GSL.

Alongside the School’s focus on cultures and languages, GSL immerses students in humanistic and social science perspectives and methods of inquiry. Students will pursue language learning, and cultural studies, and engage undergraduate professional tracks, including international law, diplomacy, human rights, global health and development, and global environmental change, all of which position them to bring humanities-informed cultural understanding to careers that have global impact. The School provides students with language and intercultural skills that align with their individual academic and career goals and that prepare them for future opportunities in a 21st-century global context. Students study abroad, engage in experiential learning that bridges theoretical knowledge and its practical application, and participate in career-readiness activities at every step of their degree progress.

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures offers programs and courses related to the languages, literatures, and cultures of China, Japan, and Korea. The department has majors and minors in Japanese and Chinese and a minor in Korean. We also offer graduate programs across all three regions.

Position Summary

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Oregon invites applicants for a full-time Career Instructor position to teach Korean.

The Career Instructor of Korean will teach Korean language courses at a variety of levels and contribute to the Korean program by collaborating with colleagues in course design and development. They will also take on other responsibilities associated with teaching such as supervising Graduate Employees (i.e., teaching assistants), meeting and communicating with students, and administering a placement test. The Career Instructor of Korean may also be asked to serve on department committees and will be expected to demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development.

Minimum Requirements

• Master's degree in linguistics or a related field, including but not limited to Korean language, second language acquisition, or language pedagogy.
• Experience teaching Korean at the university/college level.
• Native or native-like fluency in Korean, and ability to communicate effectively with students in English as needed.

Professional Competencies

• Knowledge of language teaching methodologies.
• Knowledge of teaching materials development.
• Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
• Ability to teach effectively both independently and in a team environment at a variety of levels (beginning to advanced).

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in implementing language-learning technology.
• Expertise in communicative language teaching.
• Experience coordinating or directing a language program.

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University of Oregon
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Status: Open No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Full Time Years of experience: 1 Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 04 Jan 2024 Expire in: 7 months

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