Assistant Professor-FixedTerm

Job description

Working/Functional Title

Korean Inst/Ast Professor Fixed Term

Position Summary

The Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages at Michigan State University is seeking a fixed-term part-time instructor to teach Korean during the fall semester 2018 (August 16-December 31). Salary and rank are commensurate with experience.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have at least an M.A. in Korean language/linguistics, language pedagogy, humanities or social science fields in hand at the time of appointment.  Minimum one year experience in teaching Korean at upper levels with learners of Korean at the university level in the U.S is required.

Desired Qualifications

A Ph.D. in any of the above fields is desired. Applicants who can teach content-based language courses using Korean media and current affairs in Korea are highly desirable.

Required Application Materials

Please submit:

  • a cover letter,
  • a CV, and
  • the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three potential referees.
  • In the cover letter, please include a brief statement of teaching philosophy and, if applicable, a summary language teaching experience (e.g. levels taught, duties performed and textbooks used). Please also include with your statement of teaching philosophy a summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or with community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence.

    Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. course evaluation summaries) and/or a sample of teaching materials, if available, will also be helpful in selection.

    Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must provide documentation evidencing employment authorization in the United States prior to the position start date.

    Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

    Special Instructions

    Applications must be submitted electronically at the Michigan State Human Resources web site:

    Review of applications will begin July 5, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

    For more information, contact the Korean Program at [email protected].

    Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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    Department Statement

    The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture, which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members, results in true excellence. We are particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.

    The Department has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts and Letters’ distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and values diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence.

    MSU Statement

    Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.




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    Posted: 6/21/2018
    Application Due: 12/28/2018
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