Korean Studies Pedagogy Workshop for Junior Faculty at the University of Michigan

Nam Center logoThe Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan Nam Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies is offer­ing an oppor­tu­ni­ty for junior fac­ul­ty to par­tic­i­pate in a ped­a­gogy work­shop as part of its effort to devel­op a net­work of fac­ul­ty in Kore­an stud­ies. The work­shop will held May 13, 2017, in Ann Arbor, Michi­gan, con­cur­rent­ly with the 2017 Inter­na­tion­al Con­fer­ence of NextGen Kore­an Stud­ies Schol­ars (NEKST), May 12–13, 2017.

The work­shop is open to junior tenure-track fac­ul­ty from all fields in the social sci­ences and human­i­ties. All par­tic­i­pants are expect­ed to attend NEKST and serve as a dis­cus­sant for one of the NEKST paper ses­sions.

Par­tic­i­pants in the work­shop, which will be facil­i­tat­ed by a team of senior fac­ul­ty, will receive con­struc­tive feed­back on their Kore­an stud­ies cours­es and cur­ric­u­lar struc­ture. Senior men­tors will share their class­room expe­ri­ences, prac­tices and tips for effec­tive teach­ing, and ped­a­gog­i­cal resources.

Fac­ul­ty men­tors for the work­shop are Kyeong-Hee Choi, asso­ciate pro­fes­sor in mod­ern Kore­an lit­er­a­ture at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Chica­go, and Charles Kim, Korea Foun­da­tion asso­ciate pro­fes­sor of Kore­an stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wis­con­sin-Madi­son.

Junior tenure-track fac­ul­ty whose teach­ing respon­si­bil­i­ties include a Kore­an stud­ies course are encour­aged to apply. Up to five appli­cants will be select­ed to par­tic­i­pate. Spe­cial con­sid­er­a­tion will be giv­en to recent hires and appli­cants from insti­tu­tions in the Big Ten Aca­d­e­m­ic Alliance. Round-trip econ­o­my fare to Detroit Met­ro­pol­i­tan Air­port and local expens­es (ground trans­porta­tion, lodg­ing, and meals) will be pro­vid­ed for each par­tic­i­pant.

To apply, send a cur­ricu­lum vitae, state­ment of inter­est (no longer than 500 words), and sam­ple course syl­labus by e-mail to ncks.applications@umich.edu. Use the sub­ject line: [LAST NAME_First Name] Kore­an Stud­ies Ped­a­gogy Work­shop. The dead­line is April 14, 2017.

This work­shop is sup­port­ed by the Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies. For more infor­ma­tion about the Nam Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies, see www.ii.umich.edu/ncks.