Korean Language and Director of the Korean Language Program (Assistant or Associate Professor of Teaching)

Sept 28, 2023

Assistant Professor of Teaching or Associate Professor of Teaching, Korean Language

Director of the Korean Language Program

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications for a tenure-track position in the field of Korean applied linguistics to serve as Director of the Korean Language Program, with the possibility of appointment at the Assistant Professor of Teaching or Associate Professor of Teaching rank. The successful candidate will have responsibility for teaching courses in Korean language, developing curriculum in Korean language and culture, and directing a large and growing Korean language program. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching in and coordinating a Korean language program at the post-secondary level in North America.

Requirements include: advanced proficiency in Korean; a Ph.D. in either Korean Language and Linguistics, Korean Applied Linguistics, Korean language pedagogy, or a closely related field; exceptional organizational and leadership skills; evidence of substantial experience and excellent teaching ability in Korean for both heritage and non-heritage learners at the post-secondary level in North America; experience preparing teaching materials independently or collaboratively; and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. Individuals with experience in community outreach, program coordination and design, and teaching innovative Content-Based Instruction (CBI) curriculum for advanced learners of Korean are particularly encouraged to apply. We seek an exceptional teacher with a track record of employing innovative pedagogies, such as community-based learning, flexible and/or online learning. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, service, and educational leadership.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field or expect to have successfully defended the dissertation before July 1, 2024. The normal teaching load of an Assistant or Associate Professor of Teaching is six 3-credit courses over the academic year. 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. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with other tenure-stream Asian Studies faculty in Korean Studies. Further information about the Department can be found on its website, asia.ubc.ca.

This is a tenure-track position in the Educational Leadership stream. A successful candidate hired at the Assistant Professor of Teaching rank will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Educational Leadership stream ranks and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit:

The application dossier should include: application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, complete transcripts of one’s post-secondary education, a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., sample course syllabi, course evaluations, and any other evidence of teaching effectiveness). Applicants should also prepare two sample teaching videos (from different levels, or else from heritage and non-heritage classes), uploaded to YouTube (or equivalent platform) as unlisted videos, with links sent as part of their application submission; please also include lesson plans for each of the lessons shown in the sample teaching videos as part of your application.

All application materials should be submitted electronically through the Department’s careers website, https://asia.ubc.ca/department/careers/ by November 27, 2023. Inquiries may be sent to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (preferably by language teaching professionals) sent directly from the referees by the same deadline to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca.

Other hiring information:

The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2024. Applicants with questions about the position or who have technical difficulties are welcome to contact asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca.

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 B.C. 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 persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.