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Japanese Language Program

—Possible vacancy for PART-TIME instructors for Spring Term 2011. Please contact Professor Hiroshi Nara at 412-624-5568 or

Assistant Instructor of Korean

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures of the University of Pittsburgh seeks one full-time, one-year contract (renewable) assistant instructor for the Korean language program, for appointment beginning September 1, 2014. The position is contingent upon funding. The successful candidate will possess native or near-native proficiency in both Korean and English, hold an MA degree in Korean language pedagogy, foreign language pedagogy, or a related field, and have at least one year experience teaching Korean at the college level. Preference will be given to candidates who possess linguistic knowledge of the Korean language, and who demonstrate familiarity with theories in second language acquisition and current practices in Korean pedagogy in North American higher education settings. Any expertise in non-language areas such as film, popular culture, literature, etc. will be a plus. Duties include teaching both recitations and lectures of language courses, non-language courses in the candidate’s specialty, as well as working closely with the language coordinator to contribute to the overall effectiveness of the Korean language program. 

Applicants should send a letter of application, CV, three letters of reference (one letter should comment explicitly on the candidate’s teaching ability), a statement of teaching philosophy in both Korean and English, transcripts from the last university attended, and unedited video of teaching beginning students (DVD or a URL of the video) to the Korean Language Assistant Instructor Search Committee, 110 Old Engineering Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Electronic submission is acceptable with Interfolio. For more information about the position and electronic submission, contact Paula Locante, tel. (412) 624-5568, email Applications will be screened as they arrive starting from December 6, 2013 and the position will remain open until it is filled.

The University of Pittsburgh is an AAEO Employer. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.