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Harvard University Preceptor In Korean in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Title Preceptor In Korean

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Position Description

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University invites applications for a full-time, multi-year Preceptor in Korean beginning July 1, 2022. This is a term appointment of three years, renewable for a term of up to five years (eight years in total), contingent on performance, enrollments, curricular need, position availability, and divisional dean authorization.

Basic Qualifications

The successful applicant should be well versed on the issues of teaching Korean as a foreign language, have experience in curriculum development in all levels of Korean, a minimum of a M.A degree, and must have native or near-native proficiency of Korean and English.

Additional Qualifications

Furthermore, multiple years of experience teaching modern Korean at the college level and a M.A. degree or a Ph.D. degree in Korean linguistics, second language acquisition, foreign language education, or a closely related field to Korean language pedagogy is highly preferred.

Special Instructions

Interested candidates should submit the following through the ARIeS portal at

  1. Cover letter, including a description of teaching experience and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

  2. Curriculum Vitae

  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Research Interests

  4. Sample syllabus of an advanced level (3rd, 4th, or 5th year level)

  5. Names and contact information of three referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when the letters have been received.

Candidates should also send an unedited teaching demo (maximum of 30 minutes) by URL through the ARIeS portal, or send a USB drive with a video file of the applicant teaching to:

Chair, Preceptor Search Committee

Korean Language Program

East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department

Harvard University

5 Bryant Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

All application materials should be submitted no later than November 19, 2021. Please note that references will only be invited to upload letters of recommendation after a complete application has been submitted online. Reference letters should be submitted by November 22, 2021.

Contact Information

Rebecca Mahoney

Language Coordinator

5 Bryant Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email

Equal Opportunity Employer

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed 3

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