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.