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Academic ESL university teaching positions in Pohang, South Korea

Published: 23 Jul, 2019

Handong Global University

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South Korea, Pohang
Full time

Job title

Visiting Professor

Job description

The Department of Language Education (DLE) at HANDONG GLOBAL UNIVERSITY (H.G.U.), invites applications for professors of English as a Second Language beginning Fall semester of 2019.

Three positions are available for candidates who have a strong commitment to life-long learning in language education focused on academic English and demonstrate a firm commitment to being a follower of Jesus Christ.

Professors are hired for two-year contracts that are renewable based on H.G.U. administration approval.

Duties -
Teach an average of 15 class credit hours per semester (30 class credit hours per year): Additional hours at overtime rates are also sometimes available. Maintain regular office hours. Actively participate in committee and department meetings.

Assist in placement testing of students if required.

Spring and fall semesters are each 16 weeks long. Teachers need to be on campus approximately 2 weeks before the semester begins and must attend University Faculty Retreats held prior to the beginning of each semester. Teachers are also expected to teach one 3-week intensive credit class per academic year (either the summer or winter vacations) if called upon to do so, and will be paid at the H.G.U. overtime rate.

DLE Professors primarily teach undergraduate academic English classes during the daytime on a Monday/Thursday and Tuesday/Friday schedule. Wednesdays are set aside mainly for Faculty chapel and student meetings.

Salary and benefits

Salary: M.A. candidates with at least 3 years of post-degree university teaching experience will begin with a yearly salary of 35,964,000 won (including pension contributions), with incremental increases for each additional year of teaching experience.

Semi-furnished, apartment-style housing provided on campus (if available). Depending on the type of housing, monthly maintenance fees and utilities are the responsibility of the professor and subject to payroll deductions.

Paid vacation (on average, 8 weeks during each summer and winter semester break)

Subsidized medical insurance.

Pension program.

Airfare reimbursement up to 1,200,000 won for initial relocation costs if coming from abroad.


Native-speaking professors of English with a Master’s degree and at least three years of university teaching experience.
Preference will be given to candidates who hold M.A. Degrees in TESOL or Applied Linguistics. Qualified PhD holders will be given highest consideration.

How to apply

The following should be sent by email attachment to Alex Banks, DLE Director -

Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae/Resume - please include age, marital status and contact details

Statement of faith / religious beliefs - this should include a description of the applicant’s personal faith relationship with Jesus Christ and explain how the applicant’s faith informs his/her teaching practice.

Application Deadline: 5pm Sunday 28th July 2019 (Applicant materials arriving after the deadline are unlikely to be considered.)

Contact details:
Alex Banks / +82 010 5597 4058 / +82 54 260 1496 (office hours) / +82 54 260 1623 (after hours)
DLE Admin officer phone: +82 54 260 1338

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