Korean University Working Conditions

Korean Univeristy working conditionsThis information is from the Joe Seoulman blog which has seemed to be deleted.   This information is too valuable just to disappear from the internet, so I re-posted it here.

Korean University Working Conditions

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012

“Following is a list of the basic work conditions at universities in South Korea.  They are gathered from advertisements on eslcafeteaching and jobs in korea, emails, and responses to a query I made on Facebook.”

Anyang University (Anyang)

Department: General English

Hours: 15 hours/week plus a summer/winter session

Starting Salary: 2.3-2.5  million per month

Education requirement: BA

Vacation period:  10 weeks

Housing: 500k housing allowance

*there is a maximum of two contract renewals

 

Anyang Science University (Anyang)

Department: unspecified

Hours: 12-16 hours/week

“required to teach one or both a summer or winter camp”

Starting Salary: 2.7-2.9 million per month (based on 10 hrs/week)

Education requirement:  MA + 1 year; BA + 3 years experience

Vacation period:  not specified

Housing: on-campus housing available

Baekseok University (Cheonan)

Department:

Hours: 18 hours/week (MA-holder), 15 hours/week (PhD-holder)

Starting Salary: 2.1 million per month for MA, 2.2 million per month for PhD

Education requirement: MA

Vacation period: 4 months

Housing: 300k per month stipend

 

Busan National University of Education (Busan)

Department: English Education

Hours: 14 hours/week

Starting Salary: 2.13 million per month

Education requirement: BA (MA preferred)

Vacation period: unspecified

Housing:  300k stipend

 

Busan University of Foreign Studies (Busan)

Department: Global Dual Degree Division

Hours: 9 hours/week (plus “additional teaching activities requested by the school”)

Starting Salary: 2.9 million per month

Education requirement: Ph.D. in Economics
(Will have to teach business math, business statistics, and may have to teach English Conversation classes as well)

Vacation period:  unspecified

Housing:  provided or a 300k stipend

 

Bucheon University (Bucheon)

Department: unspecified

Hours: 15 hours/week

Starting Salary: 2.3 million per month

Education requirement:  BA

Vacation period:  8 weeks

Housing:  350k stipend


Cheongju University (Cheongju)

Department: various/multiple

Hours: 12 hours/week

Starting Salary: 2.9 million per month

Education requirement:  MA + one year unit teaching experience

Vacation period: 5 months

Housing:  provided

*this university has two-year contracts renewable only twice for a maximum of 6 years

 

Cheongju University (Cheongju)

Department: Unspecified department, but teach mandatory freshmen/sophomore classes

Hours: 12 hours/week plus up to 6 hours of overtime

Starting Salary: 2.64 million per month

Education requirement:  MA + one-year experience or BA + three years experience

Vacation period: 20 weeks

Housing: provided
*this university has two-year contracts renewable only twice for a maximum of 6 years

 

Chinju National University of Education (Chinju)

Department: unspecified

Hours: 16 hours/week

Starting Salary:  2.1 million per month for BA; 2.3 for MA
(+ severance pay and airfare reimbursement)

Education requirement:  MA preferred; BA accepted

Vacation period: 12 weeks

Housing:  furnished apartment provided

 

Chonnam National University (Yeosu)

Department: Language Education Center

Hours: approx 20 hours/week (including teaching children)

Starting Salary: 2.37 – 2.55 million per month

Education requirement:  BA

Vacation period:  8-10 weeks

Housing:  furnished dorm provided

 

Chonnam University (Gwangju)

Department: Language Education Center

Hours: 20 hours/week

Starting Salary: 2.01-2.25  million per month.

Education requirement: MA

Vacation period: 8-10 weeks

Housing: provided

 

Chosun University (Gwangju)

Department: Language Education Institute

Hours: 23 hours/week

Starting Salary: 3.1 million per month

Education requirement: MA plus one year of university teaching experience

Vacation period: unspecified

Housing:  400,000

 

Chung Ang University (Seoul)

Department: English Program in the college of Liberal Education

Hours: 18 hours/week

Starting Salary: 2.91 million per month

Education requirement:  MA

Vacation period:  unspecified

Housing:  500k stipend

 

Daegu University (Daegu)

Department: Freshmen English

Hours: 12 hours/week +4 office hours

Starting Salary: 2-2.16  million per month.

Education requirement: MA + 1-year university teaching exp. or BA in English/education + 3 years, or BA + CELTA + 3 years

Vacation period: 16 weeks

Housing: provided or a 300k stipend

 

Daejon University (Daejeon)

Department: English Language and Literature

Hours: 12 hours/week

Starting Salary: 2.15-2.65 million per month

Education requirement:  BA, MA preferred

Vacation period: 8 weeks

Housing:  300k is included in the salary

 

Dankook University (Cheonan)

Department: Global Business Administration Department

Hours: 9 hours/week (plus research)

Starting Salary: 3.045 million per month

Education requirement:  MA in Business administration

Vacation period:  unspecified

Housing:  unspecified

 

Dankook University (Cheonan)

Department: International Trade Department

Hours: 9 hours/week (plus research)

Starting Salary: 3.045 million per month

Education requirement: MA in International Trade

Vacation period:  unspecified

Housing:  unspecified

 

Dongseo University (Busan)

Department:

Hours: 12 hours/week

Starting Salary: 2.4  million per month

Education requirement: BA

Vacation period: 8 weeks

Housing:  studio, shared, or a stipend of 300k.

 

Dong-A University (Busan)

Department: English Language and Literature

Hours: 12 hours/week  (9 hours if MA is TESOL-specific)

Starting Salary: 2.5  million per month.

Education requirement: MA (if you have a TESOL-specific MA, you get fewer teaching hours)

Vacation period: 4 months

Housing: 350k stipend

 

Dongduk Women’s University (Seoul)

Department: General English department/English Department

Hours: 15 hours/week

Starting Salary: unspecified

Education requirement: MA

Vacation period: unspecified

Housing: provided (no note on allowance)

*Note: The ads for this university state that the applicant must be fluent in both Korean and English.

 

Dongshin University (Naju, Jeollanamdo)

Department: Unspecified

Hours: 18 hours/week

Starting Salary: 2  million per month for BA (2.1 for MA)

Education requirement:  BA

Vacation period:  8 weeks

Housing:  provided

*This job requires additional teaching of elementary children

 

Duksung Women’s University (Seoul)

Department: International Language Center

Hours: 18 hours/week

Starting Salary: 2-2.1  million per month

Education requirement:  BA

Vacation period:  9 weeks

Housing:  300k

 

Ewha Womans University (Seoul)

Department: English Program

Hours: 12 hours/week  plus either a winter or summer intensive session

Starting Salary:   not stated in ad

Education requirement: MA in English, TESL or EFL

Vacation period: 6-week per semester

Housing: NOT provided

 

Gwangju University (Gwangju)

Department:   unspecified

Hours:  unspecified

Starting Salary: 2.2  million per month

Education requirement:  :  BA + 3 years university experience or MA + one year

Vacation period:  unspecified

Housing:  provided

 

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (Gwangju)

Department:  Graduate School only

Hours:  15 hours per week during spring/fall; 16 per week during winter/summer session (must teach one session)

Starting Salary: 2.5-2.6  million per month; annual increases

Education requirement:  : MA only

Vacation period:  10 + per year (paid)

Housing:  provided on campus, but no stipend for off-campus

 

Gyeongin National University of Education (Incheon)

Department: TESOL, YL-TESOL

Hours: 15 hours/week

Starting Salary: 2.8 million per month

Education requirement: MA in TESOL

Vacation period:  unspecified

Housing:  provided, or 500k stipend

 

Handong Global University (Pohang)

Department: Department of Language Education

Hours: 16 hours/week

Starting Salary:  1.8 million per month for BA
3.01 million per month for MA

Education requirement:  MA + 1.5 years teaching exp or BA + 4.5 years

Vacation period:  16 weeks

Housing:  provided

 

Hanshin University (Osan)

Department: Liberal Arts

Hours: 15 hours/week

Starting Salary: “28,000,000 won per year including severance pay” (2.15 mil per month)

Education requirement:  BA

Vacation period:  unspecified

Housing:  500k stipend

* “Applicants who share the Christian values are preferred.”

 

Hanyang University (Seoul)

Department: CEEC or ELL:

Hours: 12 hours/week (minimum)+office hours

Starting Salary: 2.63 million but experience/Master’s count.

Education requirement: undisclosed

Vacation period: 20 weeks per year; optional summer/winter school (currently 54.000/hr); Housing: Some free housing is available or 300,000 won/month stipend. No Key money.

 

Hanyang University ERICA Campus (Ansan)

Department: General English

Hours: 12 hours/week

Starting Salary: 2.68 million per month

Education requirement: MA

Vacation period: unspecified

Housing: 300k monthly stipend

 

Hoseo University (Asan)

Department: English Conversation

Hours: 15 hours/week

Starting Salary: 2.49  million per month

Education requirement:  education-related MA

Vacation period: unspecified

Housing:  provided
*must be Christian

 

Inha University (Incheon)

Department: Department of International Trade and Regional Studies

Hours: 9 hours/week

Starting Salary: 3.019  million per month. (2-year contract)

Education requirement: MA + two years of teaching experience

Vacation period: unspecified

Housing: unspecified

 

Inha University (Incheon)

Department: College of Business Administration

Hours: 9 hours/week + three hours per week in English Café/lounge

Starting Salary: 3.019  million per month.

Education requirement: MA

Vacation period: unspecified

Housing: unspecified

 

Inha University (Incheon)

Department: University English Program

Hours: 15 hours/week teaching, 5 office hours; and vacation-period courses taught if needed

Starting Salary: 2.87-3.22 million per month.

Education requirement: MA + two years of teaching experience

Vacation period: unspecified

Housing: 200k housing allowance plus a one-time 400,000 resettlement allowance

 

Jeonju University (Jeonju)

Department: Department of Liberal Arts

Hours:16 hours/week

Starting Salary: 20-30 million per year, depending on experience and education

Education requirement:  BA + 3 years (MA preferred)

Vacation period:  16 weeks

Housing:  330k stipend

*Christian preferred

 

Keimyung University (Daegu)

Department: College of Liberal Education

Hours:18 hours/week, “may be required to teach additional classes during semesters, and also during vacations”

Starting Salary:   million per month

Education requirement:  BA + 3 years university experience or MA + one year

Vacation period:  unspecified

Housing:  unspecified

 

Korea Polytechnic University (Siheung)

Department: general English

Hours: 18 teaching hours/week (plus about 5-8 hours a week of extra duties like English Café, plus summer and/or winter session)

Starting Salary: 2.35-2.5 million per month

Education requirement: MA preferred, BA accepted

Vacation period:  8 weeks

Housing:  provided

 

KonKuk University (Chungju campus)

Department: General Education Department

Hours: 12-18 hours/week

Starting Salary:  2.75-3.33 million per month.

Education requirement: MA + 4 years EFL experience at university level

Vacation period: approx. 5 months per year

Housing: unspecified

 

Kookmin University (Seoul)

Department: Institute of International Education

Hours: 25 hours/week

Starting Salary: 45,000 won per hour (4.5 mil per month)

Education requirement:  BA

Vacation period:  unspecified

Housing:  unspecified

 

Kyungpook National University (Daegu)

Department: Language Education Center

Hours: 18 hours/week during spring/fall semesters; 20 hours/week during summer/winter sessions

Starting Salary: 2.3 million per month

Education requirement:  MA (preferred, BA accepted with CELTA/TEFL cert and three years university experience)

Vacation period:  8 weeks

Housing:  unspecified

 

Kyunggi University (suwon)

Department: English Language and Literature

Hours: 12 hours/week minimum

Starting Salary: unspecified

Education requirement: MA or higher in TESOL

Vacation period: unspecified

Housing: unspecified

 

Kyung Hee University “Global Campus” (Yongin)

Department: Institute of Global & Continuing Education

Hours:  20 teaching hours/week

Starting Salary: 2.5 – 2.8 million per month

Education requirement:  BA + TESOL or TEFL cert.

Vacation period:  Unspecified, but must work both a summer and winter camp

Housing:  10 mil key money provided

 

Kyungnam University (Changwon)

Department: Unspecified (but apply to ‘Institute of International Education)

Hours: 15 hours/week contracted, more expected

Starting Salary: 2.15  million per month (BA); 2.25 mil for MA holders

Education requirement: MA preferred

Vacation period: unspecified, but faculty ‘may be asked to teach 8 weeks during vacation time’

Housing: on campus provided; 300k stipend offered

 

Pusan National University (Busan)

Department: Department of Global Studies; College of Economic and International Trade

Hours: 12-18 hours/week  (over 12 hours is overtime)

Starting Salary: 3 million per month

Education requirement:  MA (in “history, international relations, political economy, economics, culture studies, business, political science, ethics, anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, media, other social sciences and humanities fields, tourism, lodging, and travel.”) This is because in addition to English, candidates will teach courses in the above fields.

Vacation period:  unspecified

Housing: various options available

 

Sangmyung University (Seoul)

Department:   unspecified

Hours:  14

Starting Salary: 2.16  million per month (1.91 mil for BA)

Education requirement:  MA (BA considered)

Vacation period:  22 weeks

Housing:  500,000/month stipend

 

Seokyeong University (Seoul)

Department:  Many departments (in their October 2011 ad, they had 25 positions open in 5 different departments)* but all courses are English conversation.

Hours: “10 hours plus office hours; 20 contact hours” **

Starting Salary:  2 million per month

Education requirement:  BA

Vacation period:  unspecified

Housing:  unspecified

*to me, this is a serious red flag that raises a lot of questions. Why are they hiring so many all at once? Did they lay off all of the teachers? Were there none before?

** I don’t know what this means

 

Seoul National University (Seoul)

Department: College English Program

Hours:12 hours/week

Starting Salary: 2.6  million per month.

Education requirement: MA

Vacation: 20 weeks per year

Housing: on-campus available; 600k monthly housing subsidy

 

Seoul Women’s University (Seoul)

Department: General English

Hours: 16 hours/week per semester, plus 96 hours total during 6-week summer/winter intensive session

Starting Salary: 2.66  million per month.

Education requirement: MA + 2 years exp or BA + 4 years

Vacation period: not specified

Housing: provided, 500k per month stipend provided only if university housing is not available

 

Seowon University (Cheongju)

Department: English Education (there is another ad for the Foreign Language Education Center with the same working conditions for both)

Hours: 15 hours/week  (plus summer and winter school programs)

Starting Salary: 2.4 million per month

Education requirement: MA preferred

Vacation period: 8 weeks

Housing: provided

 

Sogang University (Seoul)

Department: Foreign Language Education Center

Hours: 17 hours/week

Starting Salary: 1.9-2.4  million per month

Education requirement:  BA

Vacation period: “6 weeks/2 months unpaid (optional)” *

Housing:  30 million key money or 200k monthly

I don’t know what that means

 

Sookmyung Women’s University (Seoul)

Department: General English Program

Hours: 15 hours/week

Starting Salary: 2.74 million per month

Education requirement: Education-related MA (or BA plus 3 years experience AND currently enroled in MA-TESOL program)

Vacation period: 16 weeks

Housing:  340,000 won per month stipend (or faculty dorms–that cost 340 per month)

 

Soonchunghyang University (Asan)

Department: School of Global Education and Exchange

Hours: 16 hours/week

Starting Salary: 2.2 million per month

Education requirement: BA

Vacation period: 10 weeks

Housing:  Unspecified

 

Soongsil University (Seoul)

Department: Freshmen English Program

Hours: 18 hours/week

Starting Salary: 2.3-2.5 million per month.

Education requirement: MA or above. If MA is not education-related, then must have TEFL/TESL certificate

Vacation period: 8 weeks in summer; 8 weeks in winter

Housing: 390-450,000 won per month or faculty housing may be available.

 

Sunchon National University (Suncheon, Jeollanamdo)

Department: Dept. of English Education

Hours: 12 hours a week on average in the spring and fall semesters and 10 hours a week for 3 consecutive weeks during both summer and winter sessions.

Starting Salary: 2 million per month

Education requirement: MA in TESOL or related

Vacation period: 11 weeks

Housing: provided (and airfare reimbursement)

 

Sungshin Women’s University (Seoul)

Department: General Women’s Education

Hours:12 hours/week teaching; 9 office hours (where you have mentoring duties), plus run a  one-hour-per-week study group *

Starting Salary: 2.9-3.5 million per month

Education requirement:  MA

Vacation period:  unspecified

Housing:  none provided; no stipend

*also expected to teach courses in the Language Center as needed

 

University of Seoul (Seoul)

Department: Freshmen English

Hours:  14 hours/week  (Summer and/or winger sessions may be required)

Starting Salary: 2.9  million per month

Education requirement:  MA in English, TESOL, or other education-related field

Vacation period:  unspecified

Housing:  400

 

University of Suwon (Suwon)

Department: English Department and Language Institute (Teaching conversation classes)

Hours:  12 hours/week; plus a 3-week summer/winter camp

Starting Salary: 1.9-2.1 million per month

Education requirement:  MA or BA plus three years experiences

Vacation period:  4 weeks during each break

Housing:  350,000

 

Yeungnam University (Gyeongsan)

Department: English Language and Literature

Hours:12 hours/week for 16-week semesters *

Starting Salary: 2.7-3.5 million per month depending on experience

Education requirement: MA +

Vacation period:  unspecified

Housing:  provided or 450k stipend

*extra duties: summer and/or winter sessions upon request

  teaching 6 hours a week in Gumi—a town 50km away during the semester, upon request

 

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