New Zealand

Lecturer in Korean Studies

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

We wish to recruit a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Korean Studies to contribute to the study of K-culture, K-media at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Teach Korean Studies courses with specialisation in cultural studies and/or media studies at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Supervise postgraduate projects in areas of Korean studies
  • Design and develop teaching materials and curriculum on K-culture (cultural heritage, food, beauty and youth culture) and K-media (film, drama, K-pop and digital media)
  • Undertake research to an international standard and produce research outputs on topics relevant to Korean Studies.
  • Undertake service and leadership roles as required by Korean Studies and the School.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description.

He kōrero mōu | About you

To be successful in this role, you will have the following skills and experience:

  • PhD in media studies, cultural studies, or Korean studies
  • Experience of teaching and coordinating undergraduate and postgraduate courses on Korean studies and/or media studies at tertiary level.
  • Experience of designing and developing undergraduate courses on Korean culture and media.
  • Experience of teaching and working in a multicultural and collaborative environment.
  • A promising and strong profile of research outputs in the field of Korean studies and/or the fields relevant to Korean studies.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
  • Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information, please visit Staff Benefits.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications should be submitted online, before the closing date of Tuesday, 17th May 2022 and include an up-to-date CV and cover letter outlining what strengths you will bring to this role.

Inquiries about this role should be directed to the Head of School, School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics, Professor Martin East, at

Please note we do not accept applications via email.

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