[Job] Asian Studies (Korean Language and Culture)

The following is a position announcement for Cal State Long Beach. I don’t know much about the state of Korean language instruction or Korean Studies in the California State University system yet, but I will learn soon.

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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Asian and Asian American Studies
Assistant Professor of Asian Studies (Korean Language and Culture)

Recruitment #2462
Assistant Professor of Asian Studies (Korean Language and Culture)
Effective Date August 20, 2018, (Fall Semester)
Salary Range Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in East Asian languages and cultures, applied linguistics, foreign/second language education, or a relevant area of Korean studies.
  • Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree required by August 1, 2018.
  • Native or near-native fluency in Korean and English
  • Demonstrated effectiveness for teaching
  • Demonstrated potential for research/publication record
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.
Desired/Preferred Qualifications
  • Specialization in Korean language, culture, or a related field with the ability to teach all levels of Korean language courses including content courses in one area (such as contemporary Korean culture) in English.
  • Experience or strong commitment to working in a foreign/second language program serving undergraduate students with the ability to expand the program.
  • Experience teaching Korean language and Korean culture courses at college level.
  • Research program and publications in the area of desired specialization or related field.
  • Experience and interest in the use of technology and the development of hybrid courses.
  • Background or experience in applied Korean linguistics and familiarity with new pedagogies and methodologies of teaching Korean language and culture.
  • Teach existing courses in Korean language and/or lower and upper-division Asian Studies courses appropriate to disciplinary expertise; develop and each advanced Korean language and other courses in the area of specialization for the Bachelor’s degree program in Asian Studies and the minor in Korean Language and Culture.
  • Maintain an active research program and profile.
  • Undertake grant writing and development projects that promote the departmental mission.
  • Collaborate in assessment planning and implementation.
  • Advance the department’s educational and research mission through curricular initiatives.
  • Advise students studying abroad in South Korea and participate in study abroad activities.
  • Enhance departmental profile throughout the University and the Southern California community.
  • Participate in service to department, college, university and community as appropriate.
CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
Required Documentation
  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current and original letters of recommendation, and an official transcript
A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
All required documentation shall be submitted electronically through:
Requests for information should be addressed to:
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Asian and Asian American Studies
Attn: Michelle Okawa
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-1002
Application Deadline
Review of applications to begin October 15, 2017
Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)
CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran’s status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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