Graduate Research Assistant — Korean Community Schools

Grad­u­ate Research Assis­tant. Kore­an Com­mu­ni­ty Schools. School of Hawai­ian, Asian and Pacific Stud­ies. This is a tem­po­rary part-time posi­tion, .25 FTE (ten hours a week), to begin approx­i­mate­ly Octo­ber 2, 2006 (eleven-month appoint­ment).

Duties: Con­duct a needs assess­ment of all Kore­an com­mu­ni­ty schools in Hawai’i under the super­vi­sion of the project leader (Dr. Ho-min Sohn). Duties include: (1) design a set of ques­tion­naires for data col­lec­tion (e.g., school his­to­ry, cur­ricu­lum, instruc­tion­al mate­ri­als, teach­ing and test­ing, finan­cial mat­ters, motivations, issues); (2) inter­view school prin­ci­pals or vice-prin­ci­pals, teach­ers, par­ents, and stu­dents to col­lect the fore­go­ing infor­ma­tion; (3) con­duct a needs analy­sis; and (4) write a final report.

Min­i­mum Qual­i­fi­ca­tions: Clas­si­fied grad­u­ate stu­dent in good stand­ing and in Kore­an lan­guage or a relat­ed field; famil­iar­i­ty with Kore­an com­mu­ni­ty schools.

Desir­able Qual­i­fi­ca­tions: Teach­ing expe­ri­ence in a Korean com­mu­ni­ty school; famil­iar­i­ty with for­eign lan­guage needs assess­ment.

Pay Range: $8,088 per year (month­ly pay $674).

Appli­ca­tions: Sub­mit the fol­low­ing to Dr. Ho-min Sohn (direc­tor, Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies, Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawaii, Hon­olu­lu, HI 96822) by e-mail attach­ment ( or by hand: (1) let­ter of appli­ca­tion explain­ing how you meet the min­i­mum and desir­able qual­i­fi­ca­tions; (2) cur­ricu­lum vitae; (3) names and con­tact num­bers of three ref­er­ences.

Clos­ing Date: Sep­tem­ber 15, 2006

Inquiries: Ho-min Sohn, (808) 956‑7041