> Announcements


Recruitment of applicants to SLA and Korean w/ Korean Flagship TA funding for 2020-24

2019-11-19 22:27

Recruitment of applicants to SLA and Korean w/ Korean Flagship TA funding for 2020-24


Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
Korean Flagship Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
invite applications from a future scholar in SLA and Korean to begin a program
of doctoral studies in SLA in Fall 2020 with TA funding from the undergraduate
Korean Flagship Program at UW-Madison. Funding for the TA position is pending federal
grant funding for Korean Flagship in 2020-24.


About the UW-Madison SLA PhD Program: The
UW-Madison SLA PhD Program is an interdisciplinary program that prepares
students to conduct research and teach in scholarly fields related to second
language studies, bi- and multilingualism, and second/foreign language
education. The community of faculty and students affiliated with the SLA
Program is a vibrant and supportive group representing many languages, as well
as several departments and schools on the UW-Madison campus. Faculty in the
program specialize in sociolinguistic, sociocultural, generative, and
psycholinguistic approaches to SLA research, and employ a variety of
methodologies and analytic approaches in their scholarship.


About the UW-Madison Korean Flagship Program: The UW-Madison Korean Flagship in the
Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and Language Institute is a
undergraduate program for highly motivated students in any major to reach a
professional level of competence in Korean language and culture through
intensive study at UW-Madison and overseas. The program, funded by a grant to
UW-Madison from the National Security Education Program of the U.S. Department
of Defense, is one of just two Korean Flagships in the nation (the other is at
the University of Hawai’i). The new UW-Madison Korean Flagship admitted its
first cohort of students in Spring 2019.


Funding: The Korean Flagship anticipates
being able to offer four years of guaranteed TA funding in 20
20-24 to one outstanding new
student interested in Korean as a foreign/second language who is admitted to
the SLA PhD Program. Additional years of TA funding through the Korean Flagship
are pending the renewal of UW-Madison’s federal grant for that program.


Eligibility: Applicants to the SLA PhD Program must
hold a Master’s degree in a field such as Korean language or linguistics,
applied linguistics, linguistics, or education. Successful applicants will have
a strong academic record, a well-articulated research statement, and
outstanding letters of recommendation that speak to the candidate’s academic
preparation and scholarly potential.


For the TA
funding through the Korean Flagship Program, applicants must be native or Superior-level
speakers of Korean, preferably with experience in teaching Korean as a foreign
language at the post-secondary level in the United States, and with references
(in addition to research-focused letters of recommendation for the SLA PhD
Program) that speak to the individual’s excellence in teaching.


To be
eligible for the TA support, the student will be expected to enroll in ASIAN
Teaching Asian Languages or another
equivalent course.


Application deadline: December 15, 2019


More information:

About the
SLA PhD Program:

About the Korean
Flagship Program: www.koreanflagship.wisc.edu



SLA PhD Program:
Catherine Stafford (

Flagship Program: Byung-jin Lim (

Institute: Dianna Murphy (diannamurphy@wisc.edu)

For more information regarding this website and news posting, please contact aatk@aatk.org

American Association of Teachers of Korean, AATK

“ Special thanks to Calligrapher Byungchul Park for Hangeul logo calligraphy ”