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Lecturer in Korean Language

Vacancy number
Job type
Academic staff
Hours (in fte)
External/ internal
Placed on
12 March 2024
Closing date
10 April 2024 Vacancy closed

The Faculty of Humanities, the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS) invites applications for a

Lecturer in Korean Language (0,60 FTE)

Key responsibilities

  • 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 special programs and events.

Our Faculty/ Institute
The Faculty of Humanities is an international centre for the study of languages, cultures, arts, and societies worldwide, in their historical contexts from prehistory to the present. We take culture broadly to include religions, philosophies, and worldviews as well as literature, art, and technology. We aim to contribute to knowledge, the sustainable well-being of societies, and the understanding of the cognitive, historical, cultural, artistic, and social aspects of human life. Our faculty is home to more than 7,000 students and 900 staff members.

For more information: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/humanities. The PhD candidate will hold a position in the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), home to a large group of experts on the Middle East and Asia from prehistory to the present.

Terms and conditions
We offer initially a fixed-term position as a lecturer from 1 August 2024 until 31 July 2025, followed by an extension of 2 years, until 31 July 2027, upon satisfactory performance. The salary is in pay scale 10 (€3,226,- to €5,090,- gross per month based on a full-time position and in accordance with the collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities), with 8% additional holiday allowance and 8,3 % end-of-year bonus. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.

D&I statement
Diversity and inclusion are core values of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive.


Enquiries can be directed to Dr Ae Ree Nam, a.r.nam@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Online application must be received no later than 10 April 2024, via the blue button of our application system. Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be scheduled during the period of 22 to 26 April 2024. Please ensure that you include a single PDF document named ‘FAMILY NAME-Given name- and this order:

  • A CV including education and employment history, courses taught, languages and proficiency levels, and publications (if applicable);
  • A letter of motivation and teaching statement including a personal vision of foreign language pedagogy and its relation to teaching Korean to speakers of other languages (max 2 pages);
  • A course description (syllabus) on a Korean language course;
  • A weblink to a teaching demonstration if available;
  • Names, positions, and email addresses of three referees (no reference letters at this stage).

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

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