The American Councils for International Education is currently hiring short-term resident directors for the Critical Language Scholarship Korean summer 2018 immersion programs. The Critical Language Scholarships are a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Resident directors are the first level of support for CLS students for the duration of the program. The resident director supports student success by ensuring the health and safety of the participants. Resident directors report to the Washington office weekly and are expected to communicate regularly with their Washington-based program officer, particularly if adjustment, health, or safety issues occur.
The CLS in-country partner is responsible for administering the academic curriculum. Therefore, the resident director position is a non-teaching position. The approximate dates of the program are mid-June to mid-August. Resident directors also attend mandatory three-day training in Washington, D.C., during May.
Competitive applicants will have demonstrated student support experience for undergraduate and/or graduate students, or experience leading or supporting a study-abroad or language-immersion program. Applicants must have advanced proficiency in Korean. Application review will begin on January 1, 2018, and continue until each position is filled.
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With funding from the Academy of Korean Studies for the Core University Program for Korean Studies, the Department of Chinese and Korean Studies of the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany, invites applications for the position of visiting assistant professor of the Tübingen Global Korea Project.
The contract period for this position is commences on March 1, 2018, and ends on February 28, 2021. Requirements for appointment are a Ph.D. degree in Korean studies or a related discipline, as well as proficiency in spoken and written Korean and in German or English. The Ph.D. must have been completed by the time of appointment.
The primary responsibilities of this position are to teach two courses per semester (four hours per week) and to contribute to administrative work, especially in facilitating the Tübingen Global Korea Project.
The Jangseogak Archives at the Academy of Korean Studies is seeking an academic director for its 2018 Hanmun Workshop (July 2 to July 20, 2018).
The workshop supports and trains aspiring young scholars (undergraduates, graduate students, and junior scholars) of Korean and East Asian studies in literary/classical Chinese. Through an intensive three-week course working on carefully selected pre-modern Korean classical texts, the participants learn how to read and translate classical/literary Chinese sources into English.
The academic director of this workshop will assist in revising the textbook, lecture on the reading of the selected text (three hours per day), help the participants translate their readings into English (three hours per day), and participate in weekend field trips to historic sites related to the materials. The Jangseogak Archvies will reimburse round-trip airfare (economy class; except for those residing in Korea), provide a room at the guesthouse of the Academy, and offer an honorarium of 7 million KRW for the director.
Applications should include a statement of purpose (no more than two pages, single-spaced) on how to teach Hanmun (literary/classical Chinese) to graduate students of pre-modern Korean studies and a current curriculum vitae with a list of publications (no more than three pages) by February 14, 2018. The final results will be individually notified by March 7, 2016.
Submit applications and any other queries to: email@example.com. Applications will be accepted only through e-mail.
The Department of Asian Languages & Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, invites applications for a position in premodern Korean studies at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor.
This position will begin on July 1, 2018. Priority will be given to candidates who have research expertise in history or literature of the premodern period and who have a broad knowledge of premodern primary sources and archival materials. Training in comparative, interdisciplinary, and transnational methodologies as well as an ability to work inter-regionally within East and South or Southeast Asia are also strongly desired.
The successful candidate will be expected to sustain an active research and publication schedule, teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, provide service to the department and campus, and demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity-related teaching, research, and service. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment.
Applicants should submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; sample course evaluations; statements of research, teaching, and diversity; a recent writing sample or publication; two sample syllabi (one undergraduate, one graduate); and the name of three references online to UC Recruit. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at The George Washington University invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Korean literature and culture. The new position–The Korea Foundation and Kim-Renaud Professor of Literature and Culture Studies–is anticipated to start as early as fall 2018.
Minimum qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in Korean literature or a closely related field; native or near-native fluency in Korean and English; evidence of excellence in teaching Korean literature and culture at the college level, as demonstrated by evaluations; and active research experience in the field of Korean literature and culture, as indicated by scholarly publications. ABD applicants will be considered but must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. by date of appointment. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.