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Call for Applications: 2023 AATK Professional Development Award for Part-time Instructors - Third call!

2023-04-08 10:44

Third call for the award. Highly encouraged to apply!

Call for Applications: 2023 AATK Professional Development Award for Part-time Instructors

We are pleased to announce the 2023 AATK Professional Development Awards to support non-full-time instructors/lecturers’ attendance at the AATK annual conference and workshop.

The AATK Development Awards provide support to part-time and adjunct instructors at post-secondary institutions of higher education in the US and Canada, especially those attending the conference for the first time or presenting at the meeting. The award covers travel expenses to the AATK meeting and the conference registration fee through reimbursement. Five awards, each worth up to $500, will be granted.

Non-full-time status excludes instructors with annual contracts (e.g., visiting full-time positions).
Graduate student teaching assistants are not eligible for this award and should apply for the AATK Graduate Student Travel Awards.


(1) Applicants must be regular members of the AATK at the time of application and teach Korean at colleges or universities in US or Canada.
(2) Priority will be given to first-time attendees and/or those presenting at the conference.
(3) Previous award recipients are not eligible to submit.
(4) If recipients are unable to attend the conference, they will not receive the award.

Those interested in applying for the AATK Professional Development Awards need to submit:

(1) Professional Development Awards Application
(2) Curriculum Vitae
(3) Verification letter of affiliation and part-time status by the coordinator/director of the program or department chair

The application materials should be sent via e-mail attachment to Dr. Mijeong Kim, the Executive Secretary, at Executivesecretary@aatk.org and mmkim@wustl.edu by April 21, 2023.

Applications will be evaluated by a special review board, selected by the American Association of Teachers of Korean, who have no professional or personal ties to the applicants.

The result will be notified no later than May 8, 2023.

Review Criteria
1. Contribution to the meeting: Is the applicant presenting or chairing at the AATK meeting?
2. Usefulness of the meeting for the applicant’s professional development:
(1) Will the applicant be able to obtain useful knowledge and experience that he or she can utilize in his or her pedagogical advances and professional career by participating in the meeting?
(2) Will the applicant be able to share the knowledge and experience obtained at the meeting with his or her colleagues?
(3) Will the meeting help the applicant to grow professionally in the long term?
3. Commitment to the field:
(1) Will the applicant continue to work in the field of teaching Korean and further contribute to the field?
(2) Does the applicant demonstrate his or her goal and motivation to further his or her career in the field of teaching Korean?

2023 Professional Development Awards Application Form

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