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Lecturer in Korean Language – SOAS, University of London

Lecturer in Korean Language – SOAS, University of London
Job title: Lecturer in Korean Language
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Grade 8 Lecturer £45,089 – £53,115 (Inclusive of London Allowance)
Location: Bloomsbury, London
Hours: 35 per week
Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity to work as a Lecturer at one of the most prestigious Universities in London? This could be the next role for you
About the Department
The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures’ (EALC) expertise in the languages and cultures of China, Tibet, Japan and Korea covers one of the oldest yet most dynamic and important regions of the world. Our interdisciplinary degree programmes mean we have close ties with other disciplines across SOAS, and with the Centre for Korean Studies, home to one of the largest community of Korean Studies scholars in Europe.
An important part of our undergraduate programmes focuses on language acquisition, and our students and staff are required to develop and maintain a language competence and literacy in the culture of their specialisation. In addition to our language teaching, modules on history, literature, drama and film in East Asia are also taught in the department. These offerings can be combined with the numerous modules taught in other departments at SOAS which concern East Asia, for example in politics, history, geography, economics, development studies, etc.
About the Role
The Lecturer in Korean Language convenes and teaches Korean language-acquisition modules from beginners to advanced level to a wide student population from diverse cultural backgrounds. You will be asked to demonstrate excellent leadership in learning and teaching of Korean language and to engage actively in the discussion on Korean language pedagogy within SOAS and the wider community in the UK.
About you
• Teaching experience in a Higher Education environment
• Educated to Postgraduate level or equivalent qualifications
• Have specialist and native-level knowledge of Korean language
• Have a Korean language or Korean language pedagogy related Postgraduate degree
• Experience of teaching and course development in the Korean language, of which a majority should be at university level
• Commitment to providing quality programmes at all levels
• Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with students, staff, academic peers and external/professional organisations
• A teaching qualification e.g. Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Fellow or Senior Fellow of HEA
• A PhD in a discipline related to the contracted course(s) or equivalent is desirable. Those with relevant professional experience will also be considered
Further information can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities.
In return we offer 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional School closure days; a generous employer pension contribution; a number of loan schemes including season ticket and IT equipment; Cycle to Work Scheme; enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay provisions, childcare voucher scheme and financial support for childcare
About us
We are SOAS University of London; the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the near and Middle East.
How to Apply
To apply, please upload. your CV including bibliography the names and contact details of three referees (references may be taken up before interviews for shortlisted candidates only); a covering letter or supporting statement which should include reflexive statements on teaching (maximum 1 page)
Closing date: Monday 15th February 2021
Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date of to be considered.
Interviews will be held: March 2021 – dates to be confirmed
Further information
For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Dr Griseldis Kirsch, Head of East Asian Languages and Cultures (
If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact