Professor of Language

University of Chicago

United States


The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago invites applications for a position as Instructional Professor of modern Korean language to join and help grow its existing program. The position begins in academic year 2024-25, with a start date of September 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. The selected candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Instructional Professor, Associate Instructional Professor, or Instructional Professor, depending on qualifications and educational background. The initial appointment will be for a minimum of two years, with longer initial terms possible depending on experience and rank. The review-and-progression schedule is determined by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Service Employees International Union.

Responsibilities include both teaching and service duties. Teaching consists of six language courses across three quarters at all levels of the language. Service duties may include assisting with the training of course assistants; outreach and cultural activities; development of new curriculum; or assistance with student placement in the Korean language. Instructional Professors of all ranks are expected to engage in regular professional development.


Applicants are required to have at least one year of previous experience teaching Korean language at the college or post-secondary level, preferably at a North American institution. An M.A. degree or foreign equivalent is required. A Ph.D. in a related field and/or specialized training in second-language acquisition pedagogy is desirable. Applicants must demonstrate sufficient language proficiency for teaching Korean in a university context, e.g., through an ACTFL-certified result at the Superior level or higher, or through receipt of an advanced degree earned in a Korean-language context.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please submit your application through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment website at An application is required to include:

·         Cover letter

·         Curriculum vitae

·         Teaching statement

·         2 Sample syllabi for previously taught courses at different levels.

·         A video demonstrating classroom teaching

·         Names and contact information of three references

All applicant materials must be complete for the application to be considered. Applicants may be asked to provide additional materials following the initial review of applications.

Applications are due by 11pm Central Time/Midnight Eastern Time on November 15, 2023. Please contact Dawn Brennan ( with any questions about the position. For information on the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, please visit

This position is contingent upon budgetary approval. The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Service Employees International Union. 

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