Teach English as a Foreign Language in South Korea

Far East, South Korea

Handong Global University

Please note that due to time constraints, the deadline for applications is 5pm Sunday 28th July. Applications received after the deadline are unlikely to be considered.

The Department of Language Education (DLE) at HANDONG GLOBAL UNIVERSITY (H.G.U.), located in Pohang, South Korea, 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.

Qualifications: 
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. 
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.

Benefits: 
a. 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. 
b. 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. 
c. Paid vacation (on average, 8 weeks during each summer and winter semester break) 
d. Subsidized medical insurance. 
e. Pension program. 
f. Airfare reimbursement up to 1,200,000 won for initial relocation costs if coming from abroad.

Application Process: 
The following should be sent by email attachment 
a. Cover Letter 
b. Curriculum Vitae/Resume

Please include age, marital status and contact details 
c. 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.)

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