Assistant Professor of English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

Woosong University is seeking applicants to fill the position of non-tenure track full-time Assistant Professor (조교수) of English as a Foreign Language, starting September 1st, 2024. Appointments are renewable based on performance and the university’s needs.

Starting Salary

  • A base salary of 27,600,000 to 38,200,000+ Korean Won (KRW) annually, depending on degrees and professional experience.


  • Faculty housing is provided, although it is limited. If Woosong University cannot provide housing, a stipend is provided on top of the base salary.

Who are we looking for?

Candidates who have:

  • Two years of full-time university teaching experience in addition to a two-year master’s degree, or three years of such experience in addition to a one-year master’s degree, OR
  • A doctoral degree, with teaching experience considered but not required.
  • Teaching experience from your home country at the primary or secondary school level is also acceptable, as long as it required a government-issued teaching license.
  • Candidates who have degrees in education, English, TEFL, or linguistics will be given special consideration.

Major Responsibilities and Duties

Woosong University has a variety of programs that Assistant Professors of EFL are involved in. These include:

  • Most professors will be teaching in the General English Language (GEL) program. That means teaching first- and second- year classes in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, as well as elective courses and advanced English skills classes in our Global Business Communication Skills (GBCS) program.
  • There are other teaching opportunities, such as teaching higher level English language courses and other liberal arts courses, depending upon qualifications.

We have a conversation lab and tutoring center, as well as student clubs, academic committees, and other activities, such as professional development. With around 200 international faculty members on campus, there are many opportunities to be involved in campus life.

Assistant Professors of EFL teach up to 20 hours per week and are required to hold office hours each week.

There are administrative opportunities as well, such as:

  • Academic Affairs
  • Human Resources
  • Operations Management
  • Student Services
  • Research
  • Translation and/or Proofreading
  • International Affairs
  • If you are bilingual (Korean and English), and can translate and interpret, there may be special administrative opportunities for you.

What are the benefits?

In addition to the base salary, you will receive:

  • Housing (upon availability) or a housing stipend
  • Up to 500,000 KRW partial flight reimbursement bonus (economy class; for applicants coming to Korea from overseas)
  • Settlement allowance of 40,000 KRW per day that you arrive before the contract start date, up to a maximum of 7 days (for applicants coming to Korea from overseas)
  • Six weeks (30 working days) of paid vacation each year
  • Basic health insurance through the Korean National Health Insurance Service (monthly contribution: approximately 6% of your salary)
  • Membership in the private Korea Teachers’ Pension (monthly contribution: approximately 9% of your salary)
  • Opportunities for financial compensation for publishing in recognized peer-reviewed journals
  • We also have a mentoring and orientation program for all incoming professors.

For those interested in pursuing academic qualifications whilst working, Woosong University’s SolBridge International School of Business and Endicott College of International Studies both offer numerous graduate degree programs taught solely in English. You can learn more at the following websites:

How do I apply?

For the initial screening, please email the following documents to

  • CV and Cover Letter
  • Scans of your highest degree diploma and transcript
  • Scan of the information and signature pages of your passport, ensuring your passport is signed
  • If you possess a Korean Residence Card (ARC), a scan of the front and back of it.

For candidates who move beyond the initial screening, we will also require the following documents at a later stage:

  • Scans of all degree diplomas and transcripts, and the original copy of your highest degree earned
  • Scans of verification of employment documents (in Korean these documents are called 재직증명서 for a current job or 경력증명서 for a previous job)
  • Passport-sized photograph taken against a white background
  • Apostilled and legalized criminal background check.

To apply, email

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