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Lecturer of Korean Language - Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures

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Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Languages Literat. & Cultures
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty, College of Humanities & Fine Arts

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UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.


Job Description

The East Asian Languages and Cultures Program in the department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Lecturer in Korean language starting fall 2023. 

The successful candidate will teach three (3) courses per semester. In addition to these teaching duties, administrative duties include proctoring Korean placement tests and proficiency tests, supervising graduate TAs and undergraduate language tutors, and actively participating in program events and other duties based on program needs. 

The successful applicant should be well versed on the issues of Korean language education and have demonstrated a successful Korean language teaching experience in a U.S. university or college. In addition, the person should be willing to cooperate and collaborate as a team. 

This is a full-time (9-month) non-tenure track position beginning September 1, 2023 for an initial one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 



Candidates must have a MA in Korean language and linguistics, second language acquisition, foreign language education, applied linguistics, or related field; native or near-native proficiency in Korean and English; with experience in teaching Korean at the college level in the U.S. Applicants must be qualified to teach Korean at all levels. 

Preferred qualifications: PhD or EdD preferred in the fields mentioned above. 


Application Instructions

Along with the application, candidates should submit the following materials:

  • Letter of application including a description of teaching experience and comments on any efforts to build a strong Korean language learning community that promotes diversity, inclusion and equity.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Curriculum Vitae with the names and contact information of three references.
  • Samples of syllabus (advanced level class preferred but not required).
  • Please provide the name and email contact information for three references in your application who will then be solicited for letters of reference. Three (3) letters of recommendation will be required to consider your application complete. 


Finalist should be prepared to supply the following materials if needed:

  • Teaching video (maximum 15 minutes).
  • Teaching Evaluations.


The initial review of applications will begin on December 8, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.


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