Director of the Korean Language Program

Harvard University Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations in Massachusetts

Deadline November 16, 2014
Date Posted August 21, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

Korean Language: The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University seeks a Director of its Korean Language Program (KLP). The Director will be appointed at the rank of Senior Preceptor. The five-year appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2015 and is fully renewable, contingent upon review and approval of the divisional dean. Duties include leading the program, developing a creative and well-sequenced curriculum, training and supervising language instructors, and teaching at least three courses per year. The Director will also serve as a member of the department's Language Program Committee. In addition, it is expected that the Director will oversee the language component of Harvard Summer School, a summer study abroad program in Seoul offering intensive credit-bearing Korean language instruction, to ensure curricular coordination with the KLP. An outstanding doctoral record in language pedagogy, applied linguistics, or a related field is required. Other qualifications for the position include substantial and innovative language teaching experience in Korean language programs, expertise and experience in curriculum and material development, plus the use of digital resources and technology in language instruction, and evidence of scholarly work in language teaching, linguistics, or comparative culture. Candidates should have native or near-native ability in the production and comprehension of spoken and written modern standard Korean and English, plus proven skills in language program leadership and personnel management. To ensure full consideration, applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, recent teaching evaluations, any other relevant materials available for review, plus the names and emails of 3 references must be submitted online by November 16, 2014. Also required is a 15-minute teaching demo video. The application will be considered complete only when all materials, including the three recommendations, have been received by the department. Full details about the position and the application process can be found at If you encounter technical difficulties or have questions about the application process, please contact us at

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