Part-time lecturer for “Contemporary Korean Culture through Media” (KOR430) in spring 2020


The Korean Program at SDSU is looking for a part-time lecturer who can teach “Contemporary Korean Culture through Media” (KOR 430), a 3-unit course, in spring 2020.


Course Description in SDSU General Catalog, 2019-2020: KOR 430. Contemporary Korean Culture Through Media (3) [GE]

(Same course as Asian Studies 430)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing.

Course description: Contemporary Korean culture and society as reflected in various modes of media (news, drama, film, instructional technology). Korean culture in neighboring countries and beyond. Historical perspective to modern Korean culture. Taught in English.


Additional Information:

- The course (KOR 430) is currently scheduled for Spring Semester, 2020 (from mid-January till mid-May), Mon. 4pm – 6:40pm (including 10 minute-break). It may be possible to change the time but it should be discussed with and approved by the College administration.

- Enrollment has been between 15 and 25 students. Most of the students take the course to fulfill their GE requirement. (The SDSU Korean program does not offer a minor or major in Korean.) Students in KOR 430 pursue a diverse range of major programs.

- We are looking for a dynamic lecturer who can develop SDSU students' interest in Korean contemporary culture. The candidate should (i) have at least a BA degree and have had some educational training in Korea-related topics, or (ii) be currently in an MA program/ABD/PhD in

a Korea-related discipline.


Salary commensurate with credentials and experience, according to University policy. Submit letter of application with curriculum vitae (or any inquiries) to Dr. Soonja Choi (, Korean Program Director (


The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.