The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and the Humanities Division at the University of Chicago are accepting applications for a Senior Lecturer in Korean. This is a full-time position with a five-year renewable term, to start 1 September 2019.
The Senior Lecturer will serve as the Program Director for the Korean Language Program, and is responsible for managing and coordinating, in consultation with the faculty, all aspects of the program, including the oversight of the curriculum, the pedagogical approach and structure of all courses, and all language assessment in the Korean language program. The successful candidate will manage all pedagogical, administrative, and financial aspects of the language program, and provide pedagogical training and mentoring to language lecturers and graduate students. In addition, the Senior Lecturer will serve as the program liaison with the University of Chicago Language Center, and in that role help the department develop strategies for curricular planning, pedagogical methods, and organization in all languages of instruction. The annual teaching load will be six language courses in Korean, reduced to a minimum of five while serving as Program Director.
The Program Director will also be the supervisor of unionized lecturers teaching in the program who are represented by the Service Employee International Union (SEIU), with responsibility for directing and evaluating their work, and, if necessary, for corrective action. The successful candidate will also oversee graduate student language teachers. In addition to the evaluation of lecturers in the Korean language program, mandated by the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Senior Lecturer in Korean may be called upon to perform evaluation duties for lecturers in other departments. This is an annual position: successful candidates must remain engaged with the program during all four academic quarters.
Required qualifications include ACTFL superior-level or near-native proficiency in Korean, an advanced degree in second language acquisition, Korean linguistics, or applied linguistics, and extensive teaching experience at the college or post-secondary level. Experience developing and teaching authentic material and a minimum of three years of experience in curricular coordination is also required. Additional specialized training in language assessment is highly desirable. Applicants need to demonstrate the ability to design and articulate curricula across multiple sections and level and to work effectively with faculty members.
To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago Academic Recruitment website, http://apply.interfolio.com/62313. Applicants must upload a current curriculum vitae; a cover letter of interest; a teaching portfolio, including sample student teaching evaluations, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, etc.; and the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters will be solicited automatically by the Academic Recruitment module.
Application deadline for all required materials is 28 May 2019. Only complete applications will be considered. Please contact Dawn Brennan (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. Position is contingent upon budgetary approval.
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About The University of Chicago, Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations(EALC) at The University of Chicago is at the forefront of innovative humanistic approaches to the study of China, Japan, and Korea, past and present. Faculty specializations range from ancient paleography to contemporary cinema but interdisciplinary and interregional paths of inquiry are strongly encouraged.
We offer an undergraduate major and a graduate Ph.D. program. Our language program offers first through fourth years of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, as well as intensive summer courses for the first two years of these languages. In addition, the department also offers classical Chinese, kindai bungo, and scholarly Japanese.
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