Lecturer Academic English As a Foreign Language In Pohang South Korea

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The Department of Language Education (DLE) at HANDONG GLOBAL UNIVERSITY (HGU), located in Pohang, South Korea, invites applications for full-time lecturers of English as a Foreign Language for the fall semester of 2023.

As a Christian tertiary institution, HGU’s education model emphasizes whole-person education that encourages students to serve others with love, wisdom, and creativity. This ethos is encapsulated in the university’s slogan, ‘Why Not Change the World.’

Positions are available for candidates to work in a language department committed to developing and delivering a high-quality, rigorous academic English language program. Collaboration between colleagues in developing and improving courses is considered to be an essential element of what it means to be a part of this department. All of this is done within a broader framework of devoted commitment to following Jesus Christ and his teachings.

Successful candidates will be responsible for teaching 5 undergraduate DLE courses per semester (15 credit hours per semester). This is a location-based position and professors are required to provide face-to-face classes.

Professors are hired initially for one-year contracts that would be upgraded to two-year contracts based on HGU administration approval to renew the contract.


Fluent/Native English speaker.
Master’s degree (or credentials recognized as equivalent to a master’s degree in country of issuance) 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. Qualified Ph.D. holders will be given highest consideration.
Evidence of a mature Christian faith based on acceptance of traditional Biblical truth.


Teach 15 class credit hours per semester (30 class credit hours per year). Maintain regular office hours. Actively participate in weekly committee and department meetings.
Assist in placement testing of students if required.
Spring and fall semesters are each 16 weeks long. Professors 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. Professors are also expected to teach one 3-week intensive credit class per academic year (either during the summer or winter vacation) if called upon to do so, and will be paid at the HGU 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 for faculty chapel, department meetings, and interaction with students.


Salary: M.A. candidates with at least 3 years of post-degree university teaching experience will begin with a yearly salary of 35,964,000 won (including pension contributions), with incremental increases for each additional year of teaching experience.
Semi-furnished, apartment-style housing provided on campus (if available). Monthly maintenance fees and utilities are the responsibility of the professor and subject to payroll deductions.
Paid vacation (on average, 8 weeks during each summer and winter semester break)
Subsidized medical insurance
Pension program
Airfare reimbursement up to 1,200,000 won for initial relocation costs if coming from abroad.

To apply, please email the below documents to Bryan Alkema, DLE Director (bryan@handong.edu).

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae/Resume

– Please include age, marital status, and contact details

– List tertiary level institutions, courses taught, and duration of employment

Proof of Nationality (copy of passport page)
Statement of faith — This should include a description of the applicant’s personal faith relationship with Jesus Christ and explanation of how the applicant’s faith informs his/her teaching practice.

Please ensure the job title is indicated in the subject line.

An application which does not include all required documents and that does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Website: https://www.handong.edu/eng/academics/undergraduate/DLE/about/

Closing date: 20 May 2023

To apply, email bryan@handong.ed

Website: https://handong.edu/eng/academics/undergraduate/DLE/about/

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