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Korean Teacher, Language Center – Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University Language Center invites applications for the position of Korean Teacher. The Language Center, established in 2017, has aligned the objectives, methodologies and assessment of modern-language acquisition with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR 2001; 2020) for eight modern languages and is currently redesigning the Korean program for the 2024-25 academic year. The LC primarily serves undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Faculty of Humanities and has extended its activities to serve other populations as well.
All Korean classes taught under the auspices of the LC will be conducted exclusively in Korean. Curriculum, teaching resources and classroom methodology will all be geared towards maximizing both spoken and written communication, immersing in the language, building skill and confidence, and developing inter-cultural awareness and tolerance. Learner autonomy is key to our approach, i.e. the teacher is viewed primarily as a facilitator to language acquisition.

• Native speaker of Korean or proven C1 competence
• Master’s degree (may be in the process of completion when applying)
• Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in a related field of study and/or CEFR-aligned teacher training certification
• Open-minded team player; ability to co-teach with colleagues is a must.
• Motivation and mindset to design and implement the new Korean language program
• Desire to further professionalize in state-of-the-art language teaching and curriculum development, in-house and in international settings
• Passion for teaching and inter-cultural communication
• Technologically savvy and able to adapt to extensive use of digital platforms

The position is being offered on a trial-period basis, with the potential for a tenure-track Language Teacher position (MA required for tenure eligibility). Employment begins October 2024; design of the new curriculum begins upon selection and will be facilitated by in-house trainers. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are asked to send a CV and cover letter (in English or in Hebrew) to the Director of the Language Center, Chaya Fischer:

Qualified candidates will be invited to interview, and if found suitable, will be asked to teach a mock Korean beginner lesson to the hiring committee