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Instructor of Korean

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 9, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literatures
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Full Time
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Instructor of Korean

Job no: 528291
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Foreign Languages/Linguistics, Instruction

Department: East Asian Languages & Literatures
Rank: Instructor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins
November 1, 2021; positions open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a cover letter explaining training and experience, a CV, a teaching portfolio, and the names and contact information of three references. Your teaching portfolio should include a statement of teaching philosophy, a list of courses taught, sample syllabi, copies of official teaching evaluations from the most recent years, and a link to an unedited teaching demo video that does not exceed 50 minutes. Teaching portfolio content may be combined into one or more documents in order to fit within available upload fields in the application.

Department Summary
The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures is part of the newly formed School of Global Languages and Studies of the College of Arts and Sciences. We offer programs and courses related to the languages, literatures, and cultures of China, Japan and Korea. The department has majors and minors in Japanese and Chinese and a minor in Korean. We also offer graduate programs across all three regions.

Position Summary
The Career Instructor of Korean will teach Korean language courses at a variety of levels and contribute to the Korean program by collaborating with colleagues in course design and development. They will also take on other responsibilities associated with teaching such as supervising Graduate Employees, meeting and communicating with students, and administering a placement test. The Career Instructor of Korean may also be asked to serve on department committees and will be expected to demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development. This is a full-time, nine-month position.

Minimum Requirements
  • M.A. degree or higher in linguistics or a related field (including but not limited to Korean language, second language acquisition, or language pedagogy)
  • Experience teaching Korean at the university/college level
  • Ability to teach effectively both independently and in a team environment at a variety of levels (beginning to advanced)
  • Native or native-like fluency in Korean and near-native fluency in English to teach at any level within the curriculum

    Professional Competencies
  • Knowledge of language teaching methodologies
  • Knowledge of teaching materials development
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in implementing language-learning technology
  • Expertise in communicative language teaching
  • Experience coordinating or directing a language program

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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