University Positions in Gwangju for March 2024

University Positions in Gwangju for March 2024

 Instructors required for Credit, Elective, & Teacher Training Classes.

[Applicants will be required to have all pertinent documents currently in hand or imminently (for E-2 type applicants) or hold an F2/F6 visa]

The Language Education Centre of Chonnam National University is currently recruiting for the Spring semester of 2024 (To commence work on Monday, March 4th, 2024. Candidates must be native speakers and should preferably possess a Master’s degree, ideally in either TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Education, or another related field. Previous teaching experience at the university level will also be looked upon most favorably – especially those who have taught advanced conversation & writing classes at the tertiary level. Successful applicants will be expected to be available to move in by late February /March 1st, 2024 in order to settle in and for a weekend orientation session.


This position is for CNU’s main Gwangju campus. The expansive, rather verdant campus is one of the largest in Korea and has the amenities that you would expect of the province’s largest university. We are currently seeking dynamic, flexible, and dedicated applicants to teach various University Credit Classes, Language Centre Elective Courses (open to Students/Staff/Public), and some Specialty Courses for students, civil servants, CNU post-grads, and potentially other government programs. Applicants should also be confident and comfortable with participating in other types of classes such as Teacher Training or tailored courses such as presentation skills for graduate students. Experience with Teacher Training will be looked upon particularly favorably as we have new related courses from the Ministry of Education.


Conditions are as follows:

● Working Conditions

1) Contract period: 12 months (first day of the contract, March 1st, 2024 – please see notes at the end of the posting.)
2) Teaching hours: 20 base teaching hours per week
3) Salary: base pay from
2,071,000KRW to 2,256,000KRW based on qualifications.

4) Overtime pay:  27,000 – 50,000 won per teaching hour depending on classes. (Some classes have higher rates of pay, e.g. Teacher Training, Writing. Overtime is paid twice per annum.)




● Benefits

1) Modern single housing on campus may be provided, or alternatively, a monthly housing stipend of 400,000KRW is offered – the latter would be better for families.
2) Severance pay is paid upon completion of the work period at CNU.

3) Renewal bonus is provided for contract extensions.
4) 8-10 weeks of paid vacation is provided.
5) Airfare reimbursement: up to one million won upon arrival after submission of receipts for those coming from overseas [-this is not possible for applicants within Korea.]

6) A settlement allowance of 300,000 won is provided within a month of arrival.

7) Medical Insurance 50%


Required Documents for Application:

1. Resume/CV (inc. refs) with a recent photograph + Basic cover letter

2. Scanned copies of university diplomas with transcripts (and teaching certificates)

3. Copy of current passport photo page & Alien Registration Card if currently residing in Korea.

4. Employment Certificate (Korean workplaces issue this to all workers)

5. Scans of Apostilled Degree(s) and Criminal Record Check. [If this is in progress to meet visa issuance requirements, they could be sent on at a later date].

6.Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination / Inoculation



N.B. As a government institution and in accordance with Korean law, your basic personal details will be retained in the university records for up to 10 years; by applying, you hereby automatically consent to this collection of data. Applicants who make it to the interview stage will also need to sign a form consenting to the retention of further information (interview dates, nationality, name, age, etc.).


All applications should be submitted by Friday, January 5th, 2024 at the latest. Applications by email are preferred. However, by post is acceptable. Only applicants who are offered interviews will be contacted, and the number of interviewees will not exceed ten times the number of positions to be filled. Interviews will be conducted in Gwangju during mid to late Jan. 2024, most likely on Fridays or Saturdays (most likely Jan 13th, 20th, and 27th). Phone(or ‘Zoom’) interviews may be offered for outstanding candidates who reside abroad and will be conducted in the same period. Please be aware that criminal background checks and the apostille process will need to be in hand or near to completion for this application. If you have done these recently and are currently employed in Korea, a work visa transfer may be issued. Successful candidates will be expected to arrive in the last week of February 2024 at the latest to settle in and for orientation over the weekend prior to the start of the Spring Academic semester.



Please send all applications to:

Mr. Philip King (Hiring Manager) at:

Or to:

Mr. Philip King (Hiring Manager)

Language Education Center, G&R HUB #213, Chonnam National University,

77 Yongbong-ro, Buk-Gu, Gwangju 61186, S.KOREA

To apply, email

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