Dong A University Busan Seeking A Full-Time Assistant Professor In The College Of General Education

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Dong A University (Busan) Seeking a Full-Time Assistant Professor in the College of General Education (English)

Job Description: Dong A University is looking to appoint a Assistant Professor to the English faculty in the College of General Education for the beginning March 2024. The department is mainly responsible for teaching core, credited courses in English Conversation with an emphasis on Global Culture and Language. The focus of these courses is not only to improve the students’ fluency in speaking English, but also to prepare them to survive everyday life while living or travelling abroad. Professors will be tasked with implementing creative and dynamic teaching methods in order to imbue their lessons with the essentials needed for students to thrive in all English speaking environments.

The students at Dong A University are generally non-English majors and thus come from a variety of English learning backgrounds. Therefore, our classes primarily focus on English communication and expression in the classroom in order to maximize peer to peer and student to teacher interaction. Although there is a textbook and a pre-determined curriculum, Professors will be given lots of leniency in lesson design and methodology and thus will be leaned upon to determine the specific language and philosophical focus of their courses. Speaking is the primary goal of the course, but professors are also encouraged to include short listening, reading and writing exercises in order to complement their lesson plans.

The teaching year is broken up into two, 15-week, semesters. Professors will be required to teach a minimum of 12 credit hours per week (with the potential of some overtime hours during the regular semester) and to create their own midterm and final examinations. There are extra paid opportunities during the semesters and also Winter/Summer breaks. However, these are optional and do not directly impact contract renewal. The contract lasts for 2 years and the renewal of it will be dependent on evaluations at the end of the teaching period. If eligible at the end of the 4 semesters, the professor will be able to renew their contract for 2-year periods thereafter.

Benefits:

· Full-Time Position

· Working Period: March 1st 2024 ~ February 28th 2026

· Annual Salary: 30, 000, 000 krw or higher depending on overtime/extra opportunities

· Personal Benefits: National Health Insurance and Pension

· Vacation Period: 10 weeks paid vacation during the Summer and Winter breaks as well as National Holidays (20+ weeks in total)

· Housing Allowance: Housing in the school dormitory is possible. If the professor desires their own housing, 350, 000 krw will be added to the monthly salary as a housing allowance.

Qualifications:

· Native Speaker of English

· Must be in living Korea and have either an E-2 or F-series visa

· Master or higher Degree (English related Majors are preferred)

· Candidates with at least 2 years teaching experience at the University level will be given priority.

Required Documents

· Resume (fill out document that we provide)
-> I will send you a resume form if you send me an e-mail because the document is not uploaded to this website.

· A 500-word statement of applicants’ teaching philosophy

· Photocopy or Digital Copy of applicants’ University Transcripts

· Applicants’ Photocopy of Undergraduate and Graduate Diplomas

· Career Certificate (경력증명서)

Please note that anyone, who does not fulfill these qualifications or does not submit the above required documents will not be considered for employment.

Application Start Date : November 8th

To apply, please e-mail Joo Ran, our Administrative Assistant, at j226860@dau.ac.kr

Interviews will be conducted soon after the document screening. Interviews will be in-person basically. Successful candidates will be notified of the interview dates after the committee reviews their documents. If offered the position, candidates will have to provide additional documentation to complete the hiring process. Details of those documents will be disclosed after selection. One of those documents is a National Police Check from the candidates’ home country.

We look forward to adding a great candidate to our wonderful faculty.

To apply, email j226860@dau.ac.kr

Website: http://dau.ac.kr

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