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Job Opening: Full-time English Instructors (ESP: Science Research Paper Writing and Conversation)

The Foreign Language Education Center of the Language Education Institute at Seoul National University is looking for qualified ESL instructors, especially those who have experience teaching English research paper writing skills in Science and Engineering fields.

Position: Full-time English Instructor
Start Date: March 1, 2017
Organization: Language Education Institute (LEI), Seoul National University
Location: Seoul, South Korea

1. Qualifications

  • (a)Native level English ability
  • (b)Master's degree or above
  • (c)More than one year of teaching experience at the university level
  • (d)Priority will be given to candidates who meet one or more of the following conditions:
    • -those who have experience teaching academic writing, research paper writing, and/or
      have written a thesis/dissertation in a Science or Engineering field
    • -those with degrees in TESOL, English Education, or Applied Linguistics
  • (e)VISA Status: E-2, F-4, F-6

2. Job Description
To teach some or all of the following classes

  • -Research Paper Writing for Science and Engineering fields
  • -Academic Writing and presentation
  • -Conversation/Debate/Discussion
If applicants have designed and taught ESP (English for Specific Purposes) courses (especially in Science and Engineering fields), course suggestions will be welcomed and considered for implementation upon review.

3. Working condition

  • (a)Annual Salary: About 23 million KRW (about 19,000 USD) + Housing support (Either free on-campus housing or housing subsidy of 500,000~700,000 KRW for off-campus housing) + Severance pay upon termination of employment (Conditions applied)
  • (b)Annual Teaching hours: 400 hours; Extra pays on additional works
  • (c)Airfare of 1 million KRW upon termination of employment

4. Procedure

  • -Review of application documents
  • -Online English editing test
  • -Mock lecture and interview

5. Documents Required
Please submit these documents to the LEI by email or postal mail:

  • -Cover letter (or letter of self-introduction)
  • -Resume
  • -Syllabus of your ESP courses
  • -Copies of degree(s)/certificate(s)
  • -Copies of academic transcripts (undergraduate level and above)
  • -Copy of passport (photo page)
  • -One (passport-size) recent photo
  • -Alien Registration Card (if you already reside in Korea)
  • -References (including contact information)

6. Deadline & Contacts The application deadline is January 30 (Monday), 2017. If you are interested in applying for the position or have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Hyeyoung Kim by email at

Hyeyoung Kim
Office Manager
Foreign Language Education Center (Rm. #101)
Language Education Institute (Bldg. #137-1)
Seoul National University
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu
Seoul 08826 Korea