5 College Lecturer in Korean


The University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a 3 year renewable full-time lectureship in Korean language (6 courses per year) beginning Fall 2012. The successful candidate will be prepared to offer courses in elementary, intermediate and/or advanced Korean language. The Korean language lecturer will play a vital role in our innovative learning model that accommodates the needs of students spread among the five campuses. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in language is expected.

The Korean language lecturer will be a joint appointee in the Five College Korean Language Program and will be based in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus. Joint appointees normally teach on more than one campus. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

               Qualifications: Native or near-native fluency in Korean and English. The academic field of specialization should be in a field of language education such as TESOL or linguistics and education. Ph.D. preferred, Master’s degree required as is at least one year of experience teaching Korean at a college-level institution. Interested candidates should send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, including one from a former institutional employer, a copy of teaching evaluations, a class teaching demo and a personal statement outlining their philosophy of language acquisition to: University of Massachusetts Korean Search, c/o Five Colleges, Incorporated, 97 Spring Street, Amherst, MA 01002. Review of applications will begin April 27th and will continue until the position is filled.




Five Colleges, Incorporated is the consortium comprised of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  The five institutions are located within 11 miles of one another and about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley.  The consortium and its member institutions are committed to fostering multicultural diversity and awareness in their faculty, staff, and student body.  The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer; applications from women and members of minority groups are encouraged. 

Jina E. Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies

Smith College

Seelye Hall, 309

Northampton, MA 01063

P: 413-585-3306

E: jkim@smith.edu Korean Lecturer at UMass/ Five College