Assistant Professor of Korean
Michigan State University College of Arts And Letters
United States

Assistant Professor of Korean

Job no: 636929
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Linguistics,Germ,Slavic,Asian,Afr Lang 10004543
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Faculty, Education/Training, Union

Working/Functional Title

Assistant Professor (Fixed Term) of Korean

Position Summary

The Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages at Michigan State University is seeking a non-tenure system assistant professor of Korean. This is a full-time, nine-month, academic year position beginning August 16, 2020, and is renewable contingent upon performance.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • (a) teaching introductory to advanced Korean language courses (three courses per semester);
  • (b) participating in curriculum, program development, and experiential and innovative teaching and learning activities;
  • (c) sharing responsibilities of outreach and co-curricular activities with other Korean faculty; and
  • (d) contributing to the growth of the Korean Program and the partnership with the Asian Studies Center and/or to the College of Arts & Letters as well as the university itself.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

  • Ph.D. degree
  • Three to four years of experience teaching college students including heritage learners in a classroom setting, preferably in North America.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (samples of quantitative and qualitative data from teaching evaluations).
  • Near-native ability in both Korean and English.

Desired Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in the fields of Korean language/linguistics, applied linguistics, foreign language teaching and learning, second language acquisition or a related field Ph.D. in hand by date of appointment).
  • Be able to offer one course in his/her own expertise based on program needs.
  • Training in proficiency-based language instruction.
  • Familiarity with language assessment including the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), and the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) assessments.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using technology for language teaching and learning including online teaching.

Required Application Materials

  • Cover letter detailing qualifications relevant to this position's requirements
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information of three references.
  • A teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy , a list of courses taught, syllabi, sample teaching materials and tests, and copies of official teaching evaluations, etc.).

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, at

Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a video link (or a DVD) of their classroom teaching to the search committee chair.

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Department Statement

The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.

Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts & Letters’ distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and values diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Feb 13, 2020 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Feb 13, 2022 Eastern Standard Time

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