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Professors of English Needed in Pohang, Korea

The Department of Language Education (DLE) at HANDONG GLOBAL UNIVERSITY (H.G.U.), located in Pohang, South Korea, invites applications for  professors of English beginning this coming Spring semester of 2017.

We are looking for candidates who have a strong commitment to life-long learning in language education and who demonstrate a firm commitment to being a follower of Jesus Christ.

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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.

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

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Teach an average of 16 class credit hours per semester (32 class credit hours per year):

Additional hours at overtime rates are also available.

Maintain 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 semesters) 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 meeting commitments.

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a.) Salary: M.A. candidates with at least 3 years of post-degree university teaching experience will begin with a yearly salary of
38,136,000 won (including pension contributions), with incremental increases for each additional year of teaching experience.

b.) Semi-furnished, apartment-style housing provided on campus. A monthly maintenance fee and monthly utilities are the responsibility of the Professor and is 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.

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Application Process:

The following should be sent by email attachment to Craig Smith,

DLE Director, at craigrace@handong.edu

Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae/Resume

One page statement of faith/religious beliefs

Only applicants selected for the next stage of the interview process will be contacted.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2016.

Our initial review of applicants will begin on December 1st. It may be advantageous if you can send materials by that date.

E-mail Contact: Craig Smith (craigrace@handong.edu)

Phone # : +82-54-260-1338

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