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Job Announcement: The University of Auckland

Korean; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Assistant Professor, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Employer: The University of Auckland
Faculty of Arts, School of Asian Studies
Job Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Rank: Post Doc
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Language Specialty: Korean
LL Issue: 24.3583
Date Submitted: 12-Sep-2013
Job Description: Vacancy Number: 15868

The School of Asian Studies in the University of Auckland invites applications for the position of Post-Doctoral Fellow in Korean Studies, commencing February 2014 for a fixed term of two years (potentially renewable for up to a further two years).

Applicants should have a PhD in hand at the time of appointment and priority will be given to candidates with a specialisation in either Korean language teaching and learning or Korean linguistics, though candidates with a specialisation in a different discipline related to Korea may also apply. The successful candidate will possess both a strong research plan, preferably with peer-reviewed publications in their specialist area, and experience at the tertiary level teaching Korean as a Foreign Language and/or as a Heritage Language. S/he will be expected to carry out an active research programme in his/her area of specialisation and contribute to the delivery of the Korean language programme.

The School of Asian Studies is the largest centre for the study of Asia in New Zealand and teaches four subject areas: Asian Studies, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Language programmes are offered in the three languages and undergraduate students are required to combine language study with courses on the history, cultures and societies of their major.

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading research university and was ranked 46thin the world for Modern Languages in the 2013 QS survey. Mercer’s Annual Quality of Living survey ranked Auckland the world’s third most liveable city in 2012.

The starting salary is equivalent to a beginning level Lecturer (Assistant Professor in North America). Applicants are requested to submit a CV, a sample of research writing, a lesson plan for a one hour Korean language class, a teaching video in digital video format and the contact details of three referees.

Enquiries of an academic nature may be directed to the Head of the School of Asian Studies, Dr Hilary Chung at the contact email address below.

All other enquiries should be directed to the application email address below.

Applications close on 20 October 2013.

The University has an equity policy and welcomes applications from all qualified persons.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students.
Application Deadline: 20-Oct-2013
Application Email: click here to access email
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Contact Information: Dr Hilary  Chung
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