Lecturer in Korean Language and Culture

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The University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus, invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Korean Language and Culture, for three years with a possible renewal/extension, commencing September 1, 2023. In accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association, lecturer positions at UBC are appointments without review (i.e., non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service. This position will entail a probationary first year.

We seek an exceptional teacher of Korean language courses at all levels. The workload for this position includes teaching plus service. The full-time teaching load for a Lecturer is 24 credits (eight 3-credit equivalent courses) per year: for Winter Session 3-3, and for Summer Session either 1-1 or one six-credit intensive course. Courses will range from first- to fourth-year undergraduate courses and the bulk of the annual teaching load will be courses in Korean Language for both heritage and non-heritage learners. Experience in online teaching and distance learning is desirable.

Requirements include full professional fluency in both Korean and English; an M.A. or higher degree in Korean Linguistics, Teaching Korean as a Second/Foreign Language, or a closely related field; extensive teaching experience in North America at all levels of post-secondary Korean teaching; experience in curriculum development and the preparation of teaching and testing materials; experience supervising and/or training new teachers or TAs; experience organizing co- and extra-curricular activities; experience with student placement; a strong background in teaching innovation, such as computer-assisted teaching, community-based learning, and content-based instruction; a record of full participation in teamwork and program affairs; and evidence of keeping up with recent developments in the field. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, to engage actively in professional development, to perform instructional duties in coordination with instructors in parallel sections and at other levels, and to participate fully in program affairs and service. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The application dossier should include:

  1. a cover letter;
  2. curriculum vitae;  
  3. one- to two-page statement of teaching philosophy;
  4. one- to two-page equity, diversity and inclusion statement speaking to the applicant’s experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion,
  5. sample teaching videos of at least 30 minutes each for two different levels;

* Applicants are required to upload their teaching demos to Youtube as unlisted public videos and include the links as part of their application submission.

  1. lesson plans for each of the lessons shown in the teaching videos;
  2. other evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  3. names and contact information for three referees who could provide confidential reference letters;

* Applicants should arrange for three reference letters to be sent directly from the referees to KoreanLanguage.References@ubc.ca. Reference letters should be in PDF format. Please have the letters and emails titled in the following format: applicant last name-first name-referee last name-first name-Reference-KoreanLanguageLecturer.

All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers. The deadline for receipt of application materials is December 31, 2022.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the British Columbia Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, but Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  For information about the Department of Asian Studies, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca.

**Given the uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require. A successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer containing a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to campus if travel and other restrictions are still in place.


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