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Teaching Assistant Position in the Korean Language Program




Teaching Assistantship


33 to 41

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 Spring 2021. The appointment will be made semester by semester at the minimum of 33% up to 41% and is renewable, contingent upon his/her teaching performance and funding availability.

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 will 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 2020. Experience in teaching in higher education is highly desirable.


Duties and responsibilities of a Korean TA are as follows:

  • Teach a Korean language course (4 or 5 days a week)
  • Grade assignments, quizzes and exams
  • Attend bi-weekly TA meetings
  • Attend an annual half-day Korean TA teaching workshop in August
  • Assist with the UIUC Korean placement test in August and January


Application Procedure

To ensure full consideration, please email a teaching statement in Korean that outlines your teaching experiences and philosophy, and CV to Jeeyoung Ahn Ha (, Director of the Korean language program, by Saturday, October 31. Please include “Application for the Korean TA position” as the subject of the email.

Review process will begin after the due date and an appointment is expected to be conveyed to the successful candidate by the end of November.

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

Contact Info

Contact Name

Jeeyoung Ahn Ha

Contact Phone


Contact Address

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures 2090 FLB 707 S. Mathews Avenue Urbana, IL 61801

Start Date

Wednesday, January 1, 2020