Lecturer in Korean Language, Leiden

The Faculty of Humanities is rich in expertise in fields such as philosophy, religious studies, history, art history, literature, linguistics and area studies covering nearly every region of the world. With its staff of 995, the faculty provides 27 master’s and 25 bachelor’s programmes for over 7,000 students based at locations in Leiden and in The Hague. For more information, see the website of Humanities.

Leiden Institute for Area Studies is comprised of a School of Asian Studies, a School of Middle-Eastern Studies and a School of Religious Studies, with international staff and student populations. The institute is committed to a present-day vision of area studies, integrating disciplinary and regional-historical perspectives on a solid foundation of excellent language skills. The current staff in LIAS has expertise in the fields of Anthropology, Archaeology, Art Studies, Buddhist Studies, Film Studies, History, International Relations, Language Pedagogy, Law, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Material Culture Studies, Performance Studies, Philology, Philosophy, Political Economy, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Visual Culture Studies.

Key resposibilities

  • Teaching Korean language courses from beginners’ to advanced levels at undergraduate and graduate level;
  • Contributions to curriculum development;
  • Administration;
  • Representation of the field to external audiences.

Selection criteria

  • MA in teaching Korean as a second/foreign language or equivalent;
  • Experience in teaching various levels and skills of Korean to speakers of other languages at university level;
  • An excellent command of English. The MA program in Asian Studies and the BA program in International Studies are offered in English. English (or Dutch) will be used for some courses (especially translation of academic/professional texts) in the BA program in Korean Studies as well;
  • Native (or near native) proficiency in Korean;
  • Commitment to and expertise in multi-media, multi-mode, and digital teaching experience;
  • Experience/interest in team teaching and peer mentoring. The candidate is expected to be a team player;
  • Experience in organizing or coordinating language courses, special programs, and events.

Terms and conditions

We offer a fixed-term post from 1 August 2021 until 31 July 2025. Salary range from € 2,790.- to € 4,402.- gross per month (pay scale 10), in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses(8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For more information, see the website.

Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/ she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.

Information and application

Enquiries can be made to Ae Ree Nam, email a.r.nam@hum.leidenuniv.nl. More information can be found on the website of Leiden University.

Deadline Tuesday 13 April 2021

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