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Lecturer in Korean Studies–The University of Sydney

By 11th December 2018October 30th, 2020Blackboard

School of Languages and Cultures

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 

  • Work with collaborative and supportive colleagues
  • Located at our Camperdown campus
  • Continuing, Academic Level B, $123K – $146K (which includes salary, leave loading and 17% superannuation)

About the opportunity 

The Department of Korean Studies within the School of Languages and Cultures is seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Academic Level B). The Department offers a comprehensive program of studies, incorporating language acquisition for learners at all levels, and covering many aspects of Korean history, culture and society.

In this role you will:

  • maintain a research profile compatible with the Department’s research programs through publication and research grant application
  • supervise honours and postgraduate research students in Korean Studies
  • develop, coordinate and teach Korean language and culture courses at all levels (beginners to advanced)
  • actively contribute to interdisciplinary teaching in at least one of the following majors: Korean Studies, Asian Studies, International and Comparative Literature, and/or translation studies.
  • participate in academic administration and promote Korean studies internally and externally.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer in Korean Studies who has:

  • native or near-native fluency in Korean and English
  • completed PhD in Korean Studies or a relevant discipline (humanities and/or social sciences)
  • a strong record of peer-reviewed publications relative to opportunity
  • demonstrated experience and commitment to innovative teaching and course development of Korean language at all levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced) with success in student retention and high levels of language competency
  • demonstrated experience teaching Korean culture courses
  • evidence of research grant applications, relative to opportunity
  • evidence of capacity to work flexibly and collaboratively in a team environment and assume roles in academic administration.

There are also desirable criteria for appointment.

About us

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences  offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse ranges of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 arts faculties in the world. The School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) offers the widest range of undergraduate and postgraduate language studies in Australia and is a Centre for European, Latin American, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 8300 academic and non-academic staff who support over 67,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 2331/1118C to apply.

Closing date: 11:30 pm, 9 January 2019 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.