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Lecturer in Korean Studies

Camperdown, Australia
$118,390 p.a.
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

Job Details

  • Full-time, continuing role based at the University of Sydney's Camperdown Campus.
  • An exciting opportunity to conduct research and deliver teaching in the department of Korean Studies
  • Offering a remuneration package of $118,390 p.a., including leave loading and a generous employer's contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity

The Discipline of Korean Studies within the School of Languages and Cultures is seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Level B continuing). The Discipline offers a comprehensive program of studies, incorporating language acquisition for learners at all levels, and covering many aspects of Korean history, culture and society.

The incumbent will be expected to teach Korean language and Korean Studies units. In order to take advantage of current popularity of Korean language units, the Discipline would prefer a person who has a demonstrable record of teaching all levels of Korean language at the University level and research publications in her/his own area of specialty. Researchers in the field of Korean Studies with a relevant PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences are encouraged to apply. Candidates with a background in Language Education, Literature, Translation, Cultural Studies or Film Studies are particularly sought.

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Maintain a research profile compatible with the Discipline's research programs through publication and research grant application
  • Coordinate and teach language units in Korean Studies including developing online materials for language teaching and assessment at all levels from Beginner to Advanced
  • Coordinate and teach culture units in Korean Studies and adapt to the program's needs with regard to curriculum development
  • Participate in teaching collaboration including team-teaching of undergraduate units in the program and the school
  • Contribute to the supervision and assessment of honours and postgraduate research students in Korean Studies.
  • Coordinate and help promote Korean Studies within the University and in the broader community
  • Contribute to academic administration
  • Work flexibly and collaboratively in a team environment and take on roles in administration in the Department and School.

There's also the opportunity to make an active contribution to interdisciplinary teaching by developing elective units for inclusion in one of the following areas: Asian Studies, International and Comparative Literature, and/or Translation studies (areas of focus would reflect the applicants' expertise, highlighting the close link between interdisciplinary teaching and research encouraged within the School).

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer in Korean Studies who possesses:

  • A PhD in Korean Studies or a relevant discipline
  • Native or near native competency in Korean and English
  • Evidence of strong research track record, relative to opportunity in Korean Studies
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and teaching Korean language modules at all levels (beginners to advanced)
  • Demonstrated success in promoting student retention and achieving high levels of language competency
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and teaching online units as well as commitment to multi-media, multi-mode, and digital teaching.
  • Evidence of organisational ability, capacity for teamwork and administration, and ability to maintain effective working relationships with students and colleagues.

The following criteria are also desirable:

  • Experience of collaborative and interdisciplinary teaching and research
  • Experience in developing and implementing innovative teaching including but not limited to digital teaching methodologies
  • Experience in supervision of honours and postgraduate research students
  • Ability to undertake collaborative research
  • A record of research grant success relative to opportunity

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications including a cover letter (which addresses the below criteria), CV, and any additional supporting documentation can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

Cover letter as a supporting statement which addresses the below criteria:

  • a PhD in Korean Studies or a relevant discipline.
  • native or near native competency in Korean and English
  • an example of your competence in designing and teaching Korean language modules at all levels (beginners to advanced)
  • how you have achieved success in promoting student retention and achieving high levels of language competency
  • an example of developing and teaching online units as well as commitment to multi-media, multi-mode, and digital teaching.
  • Provide an example of a strong research track record, relative to opportunity, in an area that contributes to or complements the existing research strengths of the Department of Korean Studies and the School of Languages and Cultures.

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