Assistant Professor in Korean Language and/or Linguistic

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of the Liberal Arts
Asian Studies


The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Korean language and/or linguistics to support the new major in the Asian Studies department. Areas of specialization open, but preferably include: second language learning and teaching, functional/pedagogical approaches to Korean linguistics or related field; applications of theoretical/methodological lenses to Korean language teaching (e.g., learning theory(ies), Sociocultural theory, conversation analysis, genre-/discourse-based pedagogy, semantics/pragmatics, cognitive linguistics, corpus linguistics, sociolinguistics, applied phonology, language assessment); and heritage language teaching and learning. Further, we are interested in Korean language specialists with interests and experience in Korean language teaching at all levels—from elementary through advanced; innovative and interactive approaches to curriculum and multimodal teaching materials development for all levels, incorporating language, interaction, and culture; teaching with technology; American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) scales; teaching Korean (applied) linguistics and/or pedagogy at undergraduate and graduate levels; undergraduate language program development; study abroad programs in Korea; and grant writing. In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity. Teaching responsibilities include: undergraduate language and applied/socio-/corpus linguistics courses; undergraduate and graduate courses in areas of specialization as related to Korean. Start date: July, 2020 preferred. Requirements: Ph.D. in hand by date of appointment, native or near-native ability in Korean and English; at least two years of teaching experience (Korean language/content) at the college level; relevant research achievements or evidence of relevant research promise. Screening of applications will begin on November 1, 2019. All applications will be considered until the search is concluded. To apply, upload letter of application, CV, two representative publications, and contact information for three references to Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088