Lecturer in Korean

The Center for Languages & Intercultural Communication (CLIC) at Rice University in Houston, TX is now accepting applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure track Lecturer in Korean position to begin July 01, 2023.

This is a two-year appointment with a strong possibility of renewal, conditional on successful performance reviews.

Candidates with experience in teaching Korean courses for Business will be given special consideration.

Job Duties for the successful candidate will include:

  • Teaching Korean to undergrad and graduate students with the possibility of teaching Korean for specific purposes. 
  • Developing a coherently articulated program of instruction across proficiency levels. Implementing an innovative research-based curriculum. 
  • Designing, preparing, evaluating, and implementing syllabi, lesson plans, and assessment instruments.  
  • Participating in the development and administration of students’ language proficiency assessment tools.  
  • Participating in professional development.  
  • Organizing and participating in language-related events and recruitment activities.  


Required Qualifications:

Must have an M.A. in Korean, Second Language Education or related field completed by December 31, 2022 , three years of experience in second language teaching, and one year of teaching Korean language at the post-secondary level in the U.S.  If the M.A. is not in Korean or Second Language Education (or similarly worded field) but is in a related field, candidate must have completed at least 3 graduate courses in language teaching methodologies or possess a certification in second language teaching methodologies at the time of interview. Teaching experience cannot substitute for coursework in second language acquisition. 

Must have native or near-native ability to read, write and speak Korean and English. Proficiency in both languages is demonstrated by successfully completing a Rice video/audio interview during the interview process.

Preferred Qualifications

- Ph.D. in Korean, Second Language Education or related field received (or having completed all the requirements for the degree) by June 30, 2023.

- Ability to teach Korean for business.


Application Instructions

Applications that lack any of the requirements will not be considered for review.

  • Cover letter
    • Main aspects of your language teaching philosophy/approach.
    • Describe innovative teaching project(s).
    • How you envision yourself contributing to CLIC.
  • CV
    • With a focus on language teaching experiences. (maximum 5 pages)
  • Annotated Lesson Plan
    • Explanation of learning outcomes and goals for all activities, written in English.
    • Include any audio, video, or written supplementary materials.
    • Include both lesson plan and student handouts with translations of the activity instructions from Korean to English.
  • Student Evaluations from the last three years. 
  • Three References: Names and contact information. No recommendation letters accepted or needed.

●      Deadline for application submission: January 16, 2023

For Applications go to: https://apply.interfolio.com/117047 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

Rice University Standard of Civility Serves as a representative of the University, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the Rice community and with the public.

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