Assistant Professor of English as a Foreign Language

May 29, 2015

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Job Description

Teaching Opportunities at Woosong University and Colleges in Daejeon, Korea, starting September 2015

Woosong Educational Foundation is seeking experienced, qualified candidates to fill several positions as non-tenure track EFLprofessors, starting in September. The Woosong Educational Foundation includes Woosong University, Woosong Information College and Woosong Language Institute, and SolBridge International School of Business.

 Assistant Professor of English as a Foreign Language

 REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Only candidates meeting these requirements will be contacted:

- English speaker from Australia, Canada, Ireland, N.Z, South Africa, U.K, or the USA

- Master’s degree (Education, English, or Linguistics preferred) and 2 years of verifiable English teaching experience
or
– PhD (Education, English, or Linguistics preferred)

Experience must be:
– Full time English teaching at a university, college or corporation (not from private academies)

- Primary or secondary level outside of Korea is acceptable with teaching licensure

- Accrued outside of time spent pursuing degree

- Verifiable through letters from employers or certificates of employment

 JOB DESCRIPTION

Non-tenure Track General English Language Professor (GEL)

- Teach a variety of credit and noncredit English as Foreign Language classes

- Maximum teaching 20 hours per week, 4 office hours and 2 hours every two weeks for professional development. Classes are taught from Monday to Friday during the morning, afternoon and evening although most classes are in the morning and afternoon.

 - Bilingual (Korean and English) GEL Professors who can translate and interpret may have opportunities for administrative duties. Contract hours for administrative duties are 24 office hours per week minus teaching hours. Teaching hours are from 4 hours up to 16 hours a week.

 STARTING SALARY

- 2,600,000 to 3,200,000 Won per month

 BENEFITS

- Relocation allowance of 40,000 Won per day for up to seven days for those applicants currently living outside of Korea (payable with first pay check).

- Airfare allowance (an additional 300,000 Won with your first pay check and 700,000 Won upon contract completion) for all first year teachers

- One month’s additional salary is paid as a bonus upon the completion of a second year’s contract and every year contract thereafter.

- Housing:

1) For Single teachers – a rent-free partially-furnished apartment close to the campus (single accommodation) is offered depending on availability or, in lieu of an apartment, a housing stipend* of 400,000 Won per month.

2) For married teachers and teachers with families – Woosong does not provide a partially-furnished apartment but a housing stipend* of 500,000 Won per month is offered. In the case that two teachers are married to each other and working for Woosong as a couple two housing stipends* of 400,000 Won are offered to the couple.

*The housing stipend does not include key money and Woosong will not provide key money, advancements, or loans to its employees.

- Vacation – 6 weeks paid

- Medical / Dental: National Health Insurance plan approximately 3.5% of your salary per month

- Private Pension Fund approximately 7% of your salary per month

- Mentoring program for those new to Korea, or Woosong

- Free Korean language classes

 CONTRACT PERIOD

- One year contract starting around the beginning of September. (Renewable with satisfactory performance)

 GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM OFFERINGS

Woosong offers staff discounts for study in the Masters of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning (M.A. TESOL-MALL) Graduate Degree program at Woosong University (http://tesolmall.wsu.ac.kr/) and the Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.) at our international business school, SolBridge (http://www.solbridge.ac.kr/). Both programs are taught solely in English.

 

ABOUT US:

- Woosong is one of the largest employers of foreign English teachers in Daejeon. We currently have over 130 foreign faculty working in our English program alone.

- The Woosong campus is centrally located between the bus terminal, train station and down town area (10 min by taxi, 30 min walk).

- The Woosong subway station is a 15 min walk from campus or a 5 min bus ride.

- Daejeon city is 1 hour from Seoul and 2 hours from Busan by KTX.  (http://www.metro.daejeon.kr/english/)

- Daejeon is the 5th largest city in South Korea. It is a major urban city and the cost of living is cheaper than in Seoul or Busan.

- Woosong employees enjoy staff discounts at Woosong affiliated businesses such as restaurants, car care, gym memberships and indoor swimming pools.

- Our web site is at http://www.woosong.org/wli/

How to Apply

APPLICATION PROCESS

First screening–Submit a cover letter, résumé, scan of passport information page and proof of experience to the Woosong Hiring Committee at: hiring@woosong.org

 Indicate in the subject line the following information:

Name, Highest Degree held, years of teaching experience

(E.G Smith, MA Linguistics, 5 years exp)

 Applications will be reviewed and those which meet Woosong’s requirements will pass to the interview stage until all positions are filled. Due to the volume of applications, we may not be able to respond to everyone. We appreciate your understanding.

 For those candidates who pass the screenings and interviews, the following items listed below will be needed^.

^ Failure to provide the relevant paperwork in a timely manner may be grounds to cease the application process.

 Before applying for your visa:

- Résumé

-Original highest degree (MA or PhD original sent directly to Woosong)

-Copies of any certificates (e.g., teaching licenses, TESL certificates, etc.)

-Passport copy

-Scanned transcripts for all levels (BA, MA, and PhD)

-All proofs of employment with exact dates of employment with employer’s signature on official letterhead (letters should also be dated)

- Korean criminal background check if currently living in Korea

 After applying for your visa:

-All sealed original transcripts from college or university for all levels (BA, MA, and PhD)

-Criminal background check from your home country directly issued from the highest agency (no third parties)

-Health check* (when you arrive)

-Certificate of Residency for tax exemption from their country’s tax agency (if you qualify for tax exemption, Woosong must have this within 3 months of your arrival in Korea)

*Woosong University requires a national level criminal background check, an original copy of diploma, and health report. The health report will require a medical examination done in Korea which involves testing for tuberculosis, HIV, hepatitis and drug use (Tetrahydrocannabinol, opiates, etc.).

 For More Information, go to http//www.woosong.org/wli

 Contact Information

Woosong Hiring Committee

Email: hiring@woosong.org

 

Mailing Address:

Human Resources Coordinator

Woosong University Language Institute

196-5 Jayang Dong, Dong Gu

Daejon, South Korea 300-831

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