Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Korean at the University of Western Australia

image: University of Western Australia crestThe School of Social Sci­ences at the Uni­ver­si­ty of West­ern Aus­tralia in Perth is seek­ing appli­cants for a three-year appoint­ment as a lec­tur­er or assis­tant pro­fes­sor of Kore­an lan­guage. The uni­ver­si­ty offers Kore­an lan­guage cours­es from intro­duc­to­ry to advanced lev­els as a key part of a new B.A. Kore­an Stud­ies Pro­gram to be launched dur­ing the 2014 aca­d­e­m­ic year.

Appli­cants should have expe­ri­ence in teach­ing Kore­an as a sec­ond lan­guage at all lev­els of under­grad­u­ate and post­grad­u­ate edu­ca­tion. Oth­er respon­si­bil­i­ties will include coor­di­nat­ing Kore­an lan­guage cours­es, assist­ing with devel­op­ing inno­v­a­tive teach­ing and learn­ing prac­tices in ter­tiary edu­ca­tion con­text where appro­pri­ate and con­tribut­ing to the School’s research out­put rel­e­vant to the candidate’s aca­d­e­m­ic exper­tise.

Can­di­dates should have an out­stand­ing teach­ing record and a rel­e­vant a Ph.D. or master’s degree in Kore­an stud­ies, lin­guis­tics or applied lin­guis­tics, Kore­an lan­guage edu­ca­tion, trans­la­tion stud­ies, or a relat­ed dis­ci­pline and native or near native flu­en­cy in Kore­an and com­pe­ten­cy in both spo­ken and writ­ten Eng­lish. Can­di­dates should have expe­ri­ence in teach­ing Kore­an lan­guage to Eng­lish-speak­ing stu­dents at the uni­ver­si­ty lev­el, and appli­cants are request­ed to sub­mit a teach­ing port­fo­lio as part of their appli­ca­tion, out­lin­ing their pre­vi­ous expe­ri­ence and teach­ing phi­los­o­phy.

For the com­plete posi­tion announce­ment and a link to the on-line appli­ca­tion sys­tem, see http://external.jobs.uwa.edu.au/cw/en/job/492465/lecturerassistant-professor-korean. The clos­ing date for appli­ca­tions is Fri­day, June 28, 2013.

Ques­tions regard­ing the posi­tion can be direct­ed to the chair of Asian Stud­ies, Prof. Stephen Dobbs (stephen.dobbs@uwa.edu.au).