Korean Job Ad-Fall 2011


The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan invites applications for a Lecturer position in Korean Language. The appointment is for a one-year term as Lecturer I, beginning September 1, 2011.  It is anticipated that the position will be full-time in the fall semester and at the 90% level in winter term.  Due to the replacement nature of this position, renewal is unlikely.


Applicants should have an MA in a relevant field such as the following: language pedagogy (in Korean language preferred), second language acquisition, or linguistics; native or near-native competence in Korean and fluency in English is required. At least two years of teaching Korean language at the college/university level is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who are familiar with contemporary second language teaching methodologies, instructional technologies, heritage/non-heritage teaching, and curriculum development.


A complete dossier includes a letter of application explaining your qualifications and teaching philosophy, a current CV, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation. A teaching demo videotape/DVD and samples of teaching materials are required.


Application materials, except for letters of recommendation and teaching demo, must be submitted electronically. Please submit your materials as email attachments to koreansearch@sharepoint.umich.edu. The subject of your email must appear as follows: “Last name, First name”

For example: Doe, Jane


Send letters of recommendation and teaching demo to:

Korean Lecturer Search

Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

The University of Michigan

202 South Thayer Street, Room 6111

Ann Arbor, MI  48104-1608


The deadline for applications is March 31, 2011 and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Sangkyung Han (hanskpen@umich.edu.)


The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Terms and conditions for this position are subject to the provisions of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Michigan and the Lecturers’ Employee Organization.