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The PARAMITA College at Dongguk University in Gyeongju is hiring full-time English instructors for March 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019

Posted By: Dongguk University <[email protected]>
Date: Thursday, 19 October 2017, at 1:17 p.m.

Faculty Position : Open Invitation

The PARAMITA College at Dongguk University in Gyeongju is hiring full-time English instructors for March 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019. This is a non-tenure track full time position, and contracts will be renewed every year based on class evaluations. We are looking for dedicated teachers who are interested in professional development and working with teams of teachers. We strive to maintain a collaborative work environment where materials, resources and ideas are shared.
• Only apply if you are in Korea. We are not considering applicants who are in another country.
• Please make sure that you include all of the documents we have listed in your application packet.
※ If there's no documents for headings(Career, Degree, Etc.) the headings will not be considered.
• Please include your visa expiration date, and type of visa you have. We will only hire people who have E-2 or F visas which allow for work in schools)
• We want to hire people who have 4 years teaching experience or more.

1. Background : Dongguk is a Buddhist University located in the ancient Shilla capital of Gyeongju, a city of about 300,000 people. Gyeongju is renowned for its cultural and historic heritage, as well as for its abundant outdoor recreation activities. It is conveniently located within an hour of Daegu, Busan, Ulsan, and Pohang, and it is also a 35-minute drive from the East Sea.

2. Responsibilities : The PARAMITA faculty is primarily responsible for a four-semester program comprised of mandatory English conversation courses. We also have writing courses for pre-intermediate and intermediate learners. Faculty members are additionally responsible for holding office hours and teaching certain classes during vacation time. Opportunities for additional classes are available. Teachers are paid overtime for all extra work.

In addition to credit classes we need people to work in our International Lounge. Lounge programs run parallel to our regular courses, but are not taught for credit, and are open to all of our students. Teachers will be expected to prepare communicative activities specific to various learner levels.

All teachers belong to teams according to the courses they teach. Each team has a leader who is responsible for basic curricular decisions and maintaining course consistency. Team objectives are standardized and all teachers use standardized rubrics to evaluate student output. Teachers must attend three team meetings a semester (as well as department workshops).

3. Contract Details :
• 12 hours/credit course, 1 additional program, 2 hours office hours and minimum of 4 days/week.
• Starting salary is 2.65 million won for holders of master's degrees. 2.8 million won for holders of Ph.D degrees. Taxes are deducted based on Korean Tax Law.
• Two months paid vacation a year (during the University vacation period).
• Office space with a personal computer is provided.
• Overtime rate is 22,000 won/hour for credit courses in accordance with the payment system employed by the university.
• Health insurance plan.(Based on National Health)
• The corporate pension plan is based upon the Private University Pension Law. There is no end of year severance pay.
• Housing is simply included in instructors' salary, and there is no set apartment complex provided for teaching faculty. (The cost of living is quite reasonable in Gyeongju.)
• Instructors are given opportunities to join several research committees during the semester. Research can be work-related for the purpose of professional development. Research is not mandatory, and it must be applied for and approved by the department dean.

4. Qualifications : Holders of relevant graduate as well as education degrees are given preference. TESOL, CELTA or RSA certification is an asset.
A minimum Master degree is required. We are only giving interviews to persons presently residing in Korea, and who can attend in-person interviews. We won't be holding phone interviews. No exceptions.

Please be mindful of changes in immigration policy (criminal background check and diploma authentication) and how that affects your visa status when you change jobs.

5. Required Documents (PLEASE INCLUDE EVERYTHING):
• A cover letter attached with all contact information
• Your resume(attached form)
• Two letters of reference: signed and on letterhead (or stamped) with contact number.
• Copies/Scans of a passport with nationality and date of birth visible
• Copies/Scans of university transcripts, and diploma(s)
• Copy of your Alien Registration Card (make sure your visa status is visible, double side)
• Certificate of Career and Imployment
Omission of any docs listed above will cause applicant disqualification.

6. Application period:
We will accept applications through November 3 th (Friday), 2017.

7. Interview:
Your interview will begin with a lesson demonstration. You will have ten-twelve minutes to discuss your activity with us. Here is what we are looking for:
• Bring an activity that you enjoy using with your students.
• Be sure that it is a communicative activity with a grammatical book. For example : Using the simple present to discuss habits and routines; using the present perfect to talk about things you've done in the past; follow up questions in the past tense; using conditionals to discuss past possibilities; using relative clauses to describe characters and places in movies and books, etc. (the possibilities are limitless).
• Please first show how you present the material, with an emphasis on establishing a relationship between form and function
• There will be three or four people on the interview committee, so please bring enough handouts.
• Demonstrate the purpose of the activity, how it works, and how it facilitates learning
• Choose something you are comfortable presenting

Please specify when you apply when you might be able to come for an interview. (Interview will be scheduled on weekend(11th or 12th , November)

8. How to Apply:
To apply via email attach all appropriate docs and send to the following contacts: [email protected]
Candidates being considered for position will be later asked to submit sealed official transcripts along with an original diploma.

Please send any additional questions and concerns to:

[email protected]

You can check application form our homepage :

• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
• Please do not include personal tutor experience.
• Official transcripts will be required after you are accepted.
• Number of hours in training courses (CELTA, TESOL•) should be provided.

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