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[Yale University] Lector/Senior Lector I, Korean


Position Description

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale University seeks a Lector/Senior Lector I in Korean language, start date July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2027. This is a 3-year full-time appointment with renewal contingent on excellent performance and sufficient enrollments. Primary duties include teaching six courses or the equivalent per year, which can be realized through teaching five term courses in the language sequence with a sixth equivalent of effort in, for example, administration and course coordination.

Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and qualifications. If the initial appointment is at the rank of Lector, a promotion review for Senior Lector I must take place in the fifth year or earlier. Senior lectors at Yale are expected to participate in teaching-related professional activities (e.g., workshops, seminars, training activities, conferences) and have no limits on reappointment, provided there is successful performance and ongoing curricular need.

Lectors are eligible for Yale’s generous package of benefits, including health coverage, and they are encouraged to participate in the wide range of professional development opportunities offered through the Center for Language Study, the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office.


Applicants must have: 1) native or near-native fluency in Korean; 2) a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent, by the time of hire. It is strongly preferred that applicants have: 1) experience teaching Korean in a U.S. university or equivalent to heritage and non-heritage learners, using current teaching methodologies; 2) M.A. or Ph.D., by the time of hire, in second-language pedagogy, Korean language/linguistics, applied linguistics, or other related field. Experience in curriculum development and incorporating technology in the classroom is desirable. Research profile in foreign language pedagogy a plus.

Application Instructions

Please submit a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy (not to exceed one page), three confidential letters of recommendation, evidence regarding teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations or supervisor reviews), a sample syllabus (or other relevant teaching materials), and any additional relevant material online at Interfolio: Review of applications will begin December 4, 2023. Initial interviews will be held via Skype or Zoom, with finalists invited for campus visits. If you do not have a free dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one during the application process. Assistance is available from Interfolio’s Customer Support – or call (877) 997-8807. Email inquiry may be addressed to

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Status: Open No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Full Time Years of experience: 1 Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 20 Oct 2023 Expire in: 3 months

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