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Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures [EALC]


Teaching Assistantship



Description, Responsibilities, and Qualifications

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) invites application for a teaching assistant (TA) position in the Korean language program for Spring 2023. 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 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 Spring 2023.
  • Experience in teaching in higher education is highly desirable.
The position will begin January 1, 2023 and extend to May 15, 2023. The applicant must be available prior to the beginning of the spring terms for the orientation and class preparation.Duties and responsibilities of a Korean TA in Spring 2023 are as follows:
  • Teach a Korean language course (4 or 5 days a week)
  • Grade assignments, quizzes, and exams
  • Assist with the UIUC Korean placement/proficiency test on Friday, January 13
  • Attend bi-weekly TA meetings
  • Attend the Campus TA orientation in January (for first-time TAs)

Application Procedure

To ensure full consideration, submit the following materials by email to Director of the Korean language program (Jeeyoung Ahn Ha,, by Friday, Nov.4. 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

    Friday November 4th 2022
    Contact Info

    Contact Name

    Jeeyoung Ahn Ha

    Contact Email

    Contact Address

    Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures Web 2090 Foreign Language Building 707 S. Mathews Avenue Urbana, IL 61801

    Start Date

    Sunday, January 1, 2023