[University of Wisconsin-Madison] Korean Flagship Program Assistant Director and Head Instructor

Working Title:

Korean Flagship Program Assistant Director and Head Instructor


Official Title:


(Title will be determined upon hire.)

Degree and area of specialization:

Master's degree required in Korean language or linguistics, applied linguistics, language education, linguistics, second language acquisition, or a related field. PhD in one of these areas preferred. Native or near-native fluency in Korean and professional competency in spoken and written English required.

At least one year experience teaching Korean as a foreign or second language at the college level required, three years experience preferred. Experience teaching Korean at the postsecondary level in the United States preferred. Experience in Korean language program coordination, language assessment, curriculum development or technology-enhanced instructional design desired. ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Tester training in Korean desired.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:


Position summary

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and Language Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invite applications for the position of Assistant Director and Head Instructor for the new UW-Madison Korean Flagship, an innovative undergraduate program funded by a grant from the National Security Education Program of the U.S. Department of Defense to provide U.S. undergraduate students in any major the opportunity to reach a professional level of competence in Korean by graduation through intensive study at UW-Madison and overseas. The Korean Flagship Assistant Director will develop and teach proficiency-based Korean language courses, oversee the Korean Flagship tutoring program, direct the intensive Korean summer program, and provide advising and mentoring for Korean Flagship students. The Assistant Director will also serve in a leadership role in the administration of the Korean Flagship Program, working in collaboration with a team of faculty and staff at the UW-Madison and with key partners of the Korean Flagship in the United States and overseas.


Principal duties:

(50%) Teaching: Teach two Korean language courses per semester during the academic year. Design and teach new advanced, proficiency-based courses to prepare students for the Korean Overseas Flagship capstone program at Korea University. Prepare syllabi, develop or adapt teaching materials, hold office hours, conduct assessments.
(20%) Korean Flagship tutoring: Oversee the Korean Flagship tutoring program and Korean Language Clinic during the academic year. Recruit, hire, train and supervise tutors to provide Korean Flagship students with targeted practice in Korean based on their needs, interest and proficiency targets. 
(15%) Intensive Korean summer courses: Coordinate new intensive Korean language courses. Assist with student recruitment. Supervise instructional staff.
(5%) Korean Flagship advising: Assist in advising Korean Flagship students on strategies for meeting proficiency targets and other learning goals, on preparation for the Korean Flagship overseas programs, and on Korean Flagship program requirements. 
(5%) Korean Flagship assessment: Assist with coordination of Korean Flagship student proficiency assessments.
(5%) Program administration: Participate in regular meetings of the Korean Flagship leadership team. Coordinate with U.S. and overseas partners on program implementation.

Additional Information

The desired start date for this position is January 1, 2019, but may be adjusted to a later date if necessary.



A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required


Employee Class:

Academic Staff 




Full Time Salary Rate:

ANNUAL (12 months)


This is a renewable appointment.

Appointment percent:


Anticipated begin date:

JANUARY 01, 2019

Number of Positions:




Application must be received by: OCTOBER 29, 2018 (11:55pm Central Daylight Time)



Please click on the "Apply Now" button (http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/499331/korean-flagship-program-assistant-director-and-head-instructor) to start the application process.

To apply for this position, please submit the following as one document:
1. Letter of application
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Statement on teaching philosophy and a description of experience mentoring or advising students at the college level
4. Link to a short teaching demonstration video

You will be asked to provide contact information for three references, including your current supervisor, who will be able to attest to your teaching and student mentoring/advising strengths. After the application deadline closes, references may be contacted by the department to submit a signed letter of reference.

For questions on the position contact: Byung-jin Lim, byungjin.lim@wisc.edu or (608) 262-3341

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NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. In the case where there are fewer than five finalists, the names of the five most qualified candidates must be released upon request.  

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