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Assistant Professor/Instructor (Fixed Term) of Korean – Michigan State University – Review of Applications begin April 4th, 2022

Position Summary 

The Department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures at Michigan State University is seeking a non-tenure system instructor or assistant professor of Korean. This is a full-time, nine-month, academic year position beginning August 16, 2022, and is renewable contingent upon performance. A Master’s degree is required for the Instructor position, a PhD for the Assistant Professor position. All degrees must be conferred by the time of hire.

Responsibilities for this position include: 

The successful candidate’s responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester from introductory to advanced Korean; participating in curriculum, program development, and experiential and innovative teaching and learning activities;sharing responsibilities of outreach and co-curricular activities with other Korean faculty; and contributing to the growth of the Korean Program and the partnership with the Asian Studies Center and/or to the College of Arts & Letters as well as the university itself.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree 


Minimum Requirements 

  • MA or Ph.D. degree.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (samples of quantitative and qualitative data from teaching evaluations).
  • Two to three years experience teaching college students in a classroom setting, preferably in North America.
  • Near-native ability in both Korean and English.
Desired Qualifications 
  • Ph.D. degree in the fields of Korean language/linguistics, applied linguistics, foreign language teaching and learning, second language acquisition or a related field.
  • Be able to offer one course in their own expertise based on program needs.
  • Training in proficiency-based language instruction.
  • Familiarity with language assessment including the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency Interview(ACTFL OPI), the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) assessments or Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR).
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using technology for language teaching and learning including online teaching.
Required Application Materials 
  • Cover letter detailing qualifications relevant to this position’s requirements
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • A teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, a list of courses taught, syllabi, sample teaching materials and tests, and copies of official teaching evaluations, etc.).
  • A summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence.
  • Names and contact information of three references.
 Special Instructions 
  • Review of applications will begin April 4, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit an unedited video link (or a DVD) of their language classroom teaching to the search committee chair.
  • Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website
  • Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
  • For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures at
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Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

 Department Statement 

The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.  The Department of Linguistics, Language, and Cultures has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts & Letters distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and values diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence.