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Teaching Assistant position in the Korean Language Program


Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures


Teaching Assistantship



Description, Responsibilities, and Qualifications

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) invites applications for a teaching assistant (TA) position in the Korean language program for Fall 2024. The appointment will be made semester by semester at the minimum of 33% up to 41% and is renewable, contingent upon their teaching performance and funding availability.
  • Applicants must be a graduate student in a master’s program under LAS or in Ph D programs at UIUC. Students pursuing a master’s degree in other colleges are welcome to apply but priorities will be given to those in LAS or in Ph D programs.
  • Applicants must have native or near native level fluency in Korean and native or near native English proficiency.
  • All teaching assistants whose native language is not English need to provide a qualifying score of the TOEFL iBT, iELTS, or the English Proficiency Interview (EPI) to be considered for a teaching assistantship in Fall 2024. 
  • Experience in teaching in higher education is highly desirable.
 The position will begin August 16, 2024 and extend to December 15, 2024, and is renewable to Spring 2025, contingent upon their teaching performance and funding availability. The applicant must be available prior to the beginning of the fall terms for the orientation and class preparation.Duties and responsibilities of a Korean TA in Fall 2024 are as follows:
  • Teach a Korean language course (4 or 5 days a week)
  • Grade assignments, quizzes, and exams
  • Assist with the in-person UIUC Korean placement/proficiency test on Friday, August 16, 2024
  • Attend bi-weekly TA meetings
  • Attend the Campus TA orientation in August (for first-time TA)

Application Procedure

To ensure full consideration, submit the following materials by email to the Director of the Korean language program (Jeeyoung Ahn Ha,, by Friday, March 15, 2024. Please include “Application for the Korean TA position” as the subject of the email. 
  • A letter of application written in Korean that details your teaching experiences and philosophy
  • Curriculum vitae
  •  The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

    Application Deadline

    March 15 2024
    Contact Info

    Contact Name

    Jeeyoung Ahn Ha

    Contact Email

    Start Date

    Friday, August 16, 2024