Visiting Lecturer of Korean Language and Culture

About the Opportunity

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities and its nine tenure units are the home of the Experiential Liberal Arts. Through its research, teaching, and engagement missions, the college collaborates across the university, the Northeastern network, and partners around the globe.  We are strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcome nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia. Successful faculty in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities will be dynamic and innovative scholars with a record of research and teaching excellence and a commitment to improved equity, diversity, and inclusion. Strong candidates for this position will have the expertise, knowledge, and skills to build their research, pedagogy, and curriculum in ways that reflect and enhance this commitment.

The World Languages Center in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University seeks applications for a Visiting Lecturer of Korean Language and Culture.

Duties include a teaching load of 3 courses per semester (two introductory level courses in Korean and one in Korean pop culture taught in English), customized language instruction offerings, and ongoing curricular and pedagogical innovation. Professional development and service are also expected. This is a two-year full time, non-tenure track, with full benefits and additional funds for professional development, and with an expected start date of Fall 2024.

This position will support the University’s commitment to innovation in teaching as well as the World Languages Center's vision of developing students' intercultural communicative competence. Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which is central to a Northeastern University education.


A Master's degree is required, with a preference for a Ph.D. in Korean studies, applied linguistics, second language acquisition or pedagogy. The successful applicant should be well prepared to teach Korean language and culture to students at the university level from diverse backgrounds, have experience teaching in remote and/or online formats, and possess advanced proficiency in Korean. Preference will be given to those with a specialization in Korean pop culture and/or film. Additional consideration will also be given to those with the ability to teach another language or English composition for multilingual students.

Documents to Submit:

Applications should include a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a diversity statement, a model syllabus, and evidence of teaching effectiveness with complete sets of recent student evaluations, as well as contact information for at least three letters of recommendation.

In the diversity statement, please describe how you can support Northeastern’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Describe how your teaching, service, research, and/or leadership (as applicable) has supported the success of students and/or colleagues; and/or describe the impact others have had on you as relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Please address inquiries about the position to Boris Rasting-Sera, at Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer. 

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.  

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

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