Director of Harvard University Korean Language Program

image: Harvard University logoThe Depart­ment of East Asian Lan­guages and Civ­i­liza­tions at Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty invites appli­ca­tions for direc­tor of the Kore­an Lan­guage Pro­gram (KLP). The direc­tor will be appoint­ed at the rank of senior pre­cep­tor. The five-year appoint­ment is expect­ed to begin July 1, 2015, and is ful­ly renew­able, con­tin­gent upon review and approval of the divi­sion­al dean. Among the duties of the direc­tor will be to head and direct the Kore­an Lan­guage Pro­gram, devel­op a cre­ative and well-sequenced cur­ricu­lum, train and super­vise lan­guage instruc­tors, and teach at least three cours­es per year. The direc­tor will also serve as a mem­ber of the department’s Lan­guage Pro­gram Com­mit­tee. In addi­tion, it is expect­ed that the direc­tor will over­see the lan­guage com­po­nent of Har­vard Sum­mer School/​Korea (a sum­mer study-abroad pro­gram in Seoul offer­ing inten­sive cred­it-bear­ing Kore­an lan­guage instruc­tion) to insure coör­di­na­tion with the department’s KLP in Cambridge. 

An out­stand­ing doc­tor­al record in lan­guage ped­a­gogy, applied lin­guis­tics, or a relat­ed field is required. Oth­er qual­i­fi­ca­tions for the posi­tion include sub­stan­tial and inno­v­a­tive lan­guage-teach­ing expe­ri­ence in Kore­an lan­guage pro­grams, exper­tise and expe­ri­ence in cur­ricu­lum and mate­r­i­al devel­op­ment, plus the use of dig­i­tal resources and tech­nol­o­gy in lan­guage instruc­tion, and evi­dence of schol­ar­ly work in lan­guage teach­ing, lin­guis­tics, or com­par­a­tive cul­ture. Can­di­dates should have native or near-native abil­i­ty in the pro­duc­tion and com­pre­hen­sion of spo­ken and writ­ten mod­ern stan­dard Kore­an and Eng­lish, plus proven skills in lan­guage pro­gram lead­er­ship and per­son­nel management. 

Can­di­dates should sub­mit a cov­er let­ter, cur­ricu­lum vitae, state­ment of teach­ing phi­los­o­phy and expe­ri­ence, recent teach­ing eval­u­a­tions, and any oth­er rel­e­vant mate­ri­als avail­able for review. Can­di­dates are required to sub­mit names and e-mails of three ref­er­ences. The appli­ca­tion will be con­sid­ered com­plete only when all three rec­om­men­da­tions have been received by the depart­ment. Can­di­dates should also sub­mit a fif­teen-minute teach­ing demo video by upload­ing to a video shar­ing site and send­ing the link to chaireal@fas.harvard.edu, or on DVD to: 

Gus­ta­vo Espa­da Finan­cial and Sys­tems Coördinator
Depart­ment of East Asian Lan­guages and Civilizations
Har­vard University
2 Divin­i­ty Ave.
Cam­bridge, MA 02138 

To ensure full con­sid­er­a­tion, appli­ca­tions should be sub­mit­ted online by Novem­ber 16, 2014, at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5644. Ques­tions about the appli­ca­tion process may be sent to chaireal@fas.harvard.edu.