Lecurer in Korean studies (Sydney University)

School of Languages and Cultures

Reference No. 1383/0812


The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse ranges of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 arts faculties in the world.


The Department of Korean Studies in the School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) offers a comprehensive program of studies, incorporating language acquisition for learners at all levels, and covering many aspects of Korean history, culture and society.


As a lecturer in Korean studies you will contribute to the research profile of the department and teach existing Korean language courses as well as courses in other subject areas related to Korean history, culture and society. In addition, you will contribute to the Asian studies program in the school by offering a course in your field of interest in an area within the humanities and/or social sciences. You will also participate in curriculum development, administration and the promotion of Korean studies across campus and in the wider community.


To secure this role you must have:

native or near-native fluency in Korean and English

experience in teaching Korean studies at university level, preferably in Australia

a PhD in Korean studies or a relevant social science discipline

demonstrated potential to contribute to the research program of the Korean studies department and the school in an area that contributes to or complements the existing research strengths.


Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide evidence of their capacity for excellent teaching and a sample of research writing in English. Candidates may be requested to do a teaching demonstration as part of the interview process.


The position is full-time, continuing, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. Membership of a University-approved superannuation scheme is a condition of appointment for new appointees.


Remuneration package: competitive remuneration package of $104,644 – $124,263 p.a. is available (consisting of a base salary Lecturer (Level B): $88,426 to $105,004 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation.


To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.


Enquiries about the position can be directed to Dr Ki-Sung Kwak on +61 2 9351 4490 or email:  ki-sung.kwak@sydney.edu.au

Recruitment related enquiries can be directed to Rebecca Astar on +61 2 8627 1247 or email: rebecca.astar@sydney.edu.au


CLOSING DATE: 21 October 2012 (11.30pm)

The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged.

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