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Leiden University (LIAS) – Lecturer in Korean Language – deadline for applications 13th April 2021

Leiden University (LIAS) – Lecturer in Korean Language

Vacancy number
Function type
Academic staff
Hours (in fte)
External/ internal
Internal , External
Placed on
16 March 2021
Closing date
13 April 2021

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The Faculty of Humanities, the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS) invites applications for a

Lecturer in Korean Language

Key responsibilities

  • Teaching Korean language courses from beginners’ to advanced levels at undergraduate and graduate level;
  • Contributions to curriculum development;
  • Administration;
  • Representation of the field to external audiences.

Selection criteria

  • MA in teaching Korean as a second/foreign language or equivalent;
  • Experience in teaching various levels and skills of Korean to speakers of other languages at university level;
  • An excellent command of English. The MA program in Asian Studies and the BA program in International Studies are offered in English. English (or Dutch) will be used for some courses (especially translation of academic/professional texts) in the BA program in Korean Studies as well;
  • Native (or near native) proficiency in Korean;
  • Commitment to and expertise in multi-media, multi-mode, and digital teaching experience;
  • Experience/interest in team teaching and peer mentoring. The candidate is expected to be a team player;
  • Experience in organizing or coordinating language courses, special programs, and events.

Our organisation
The Faculty of Humanities is rich in expertise in fields such as philosophy, religious studies, history, art history, literature, linguistics and area studies covering nearly every region of the world. With its staff of 995, the faculty provides 27 master’s and 25 bachelor’s programmes for over 7,000 students based at locations in Leiden and in The Hague. For more information, see the website of Humanities.

Leiden Institute for Area Studies is comprised of a School of Asian Studies, a School of Middle-Eastern Studies and a School of Religious Studies, with international staff and student populations. The institute is committed to a present-day vision of area studies, integrating disciplinary and regional-historical perspectives on a solid foundation of excellent language skills. Current staff  in LIAS has expertise in the fields of Anthropology, Archaeology, Art Studies, Buddhist Studies, Film Studies, History, International Relations, Language Pedagogy, Law, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Material Culture Studies, Performance Studies, Philology, Philosophy, Political Economy, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Visual Culture Studies.

The Lecturer will teach in Korean Studies, Asian Studies, International Studies, and other programs and courses as required. See links below for more information about the programmes BA in Korean Studies (in Dutch); MA in Asian Studies; MA by Research in Asian Studies; BA in International Studies.

Terms and conditions
We offer a fixed-term post from 1 August 2021 until 31 July 2025. Salary range from € 2,790.- to € 4,402.- gross per month (pay scale 10), in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses(8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For more information, see the website.

Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/ she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Enquiries can be made to Ae Ree Nam, email


Online application must be received no later than 13 April 2021, via the blue button of our application system, with the interviews with shortlisted candidates scheduled for 19 to 23 April 2021.  Please submit a single PDF document named ‘FAMILY NAME_Given name_21-131’  with the items listed below.

  • A CV including education and employment history, courses taught, languages and proficiency levels, and publications (if applicable);
  • A letter of motivation and teaching statement including a personal vision of foreign language pedagogy and its relation to teaching Korean to speakers of other languages (max 2 pages);
  • Names, positions, and email addresses of three referees (no reference letters at this stage);
  • A course description (syllabus) on a Korean language course;
  • A weblink to a teaching demonstration if available.