Duties: In collaboration with the Kim Program Director and Associate Director for Administration, the Academics Coordinator is responsible for promoting Korean studies at Penn and for community outreach in the greater Philadelphia area. This position will be responsible for planning and implementing global and Korea-specific academic activities for Penn and beyond.
Duties for the Academics Coordinator include:
- grant proposal preparation
- organizing conferences and lecture series, including communication with invited speakers
- teaching one (1) Korea-related course per semester at Penn
- offering Korea-related lectures and presentations to campus and community groups
- providing academic support for Moon Family Postdoctoral Fellows and other visiting affiliates
- academic mentoring of Penn students and Kim Program-hosted exchange students
- developing and managing the Kim Program's online resources
- Korean studies-related communications with Penn programs, including academic departments, centers, and the library
- conducting research on Kim Program-related topics
- developing and coordinating educational activities for Penn and non-Penn affiliates
- communication with academic institutions worldwide
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and one year of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is required. PhD is strongly preferred. Full working proficiency in Korean language required as well as excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Korean. Ability to work independently and collegially with professional colleagues and scholars at all levels. Experience living or traveling in Korea is essential. Strong attention to detail and organizational skills are a necessity. Experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students required. Experience developing and fostering student growth required. Familiarly or experience working in Korean Studies Programs at a University level. Ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of scholarly resources across the University that are available for both students and department faculty. An in depth understanding of SAS's academic and curriculum planning are preferred. Experience lecturing in Korean and English at the University level preferred.
Reference Number: 02-28332
Salary Grade: 025
Employment Type: Non-Exempt
Org: Korean Studies Program
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: X-Secretarial/Administrative