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University Job in Korea - Andong National University - English Education Department

Date 2012-12-07 04:12:45 Location : Asia:Korea

Andong National University – Department of English Education – Excellent Compensation Package, Small Classes, Personal Relationship with Students
Gyeongbuk, Andong, Songcheon-dong 388, Republic of Korea
Application Deadline: Monday, December 31st, 12-midnight

Hello. I am the Teacher Coordinator at Andong National University, Department of English Education, speaking on behalf of the Department Director. I am not a recruiter. We are looking for an experienced, reflective, team-oriented EFL teacher to teach conversation and academic writing classes in our English Education Department (Teacher’s College). Additionally, you may teach content classes (multimedia, culture) and methodology (teaching conversation) classes. This job is not a university, freshman-English language center job. Rather, our students take the Korean Teacher’s Certification exam in their 4th year, and will become well-rounded, fluent English speakers and writers who teach EFL in Korean public middle and high schools. We look forward to hiring a qualified individual to join our close-knit team of native English teachers. We will interview finalists on Skype on January 2 and 3, 2013. The contract begins on March 1, 2013.
A.  Location:  Andong National University (Gyeongbuk)
1) from Daegu:  One and a half hours north by bus
2) from Daejon:  Two and a half hours east by bus
3) from Seoul:  Three hours southeast by bus; four hours by train
Andong is a rural city, home to outdoor markets and the famous International Mask Festival in September. We enjoy a low-stress lifestyle with access to bars, restaurants, Home Plus and Emart. The teacher housing is located a 3-minute walk from a supermarket and the Nakdong River, which has newly constructed recreation facilities, including a basketball court, a soccer field (earthen), outdoor exercise equipment, landscaping, and miles of walking and bicycle paths.
B.  Academic Qualifications and Minimum Work Experience:
[1]  Qualifications: B.A. or M.A./M.Ed. in English Literature, English Linguistics, English Language Teaching, TESOL/TEFL, English Education, Applied Linguistics or other language intensive/related fields (e.g., philosophy, journalism).
[2]  Preference given to TEFL certification (100 hours or more) holders
[3]  Minimum work experience: 3 years’ total EFL teaching experience with 14-year-olds and older. Preference will be given to applicants with teaching experience in an Asian public middle or high school combined with university language center experience.
C.        Compensation Package and Working Conditions:
[1]  Period of employment: March 1, 2013, to February 28, 2014. Contract is renewable with both parties’ agreement.
[2]  Class content: freshman – senior conversation and academic writing classes. May teach some department content courses and  teaching methodology classes. Class size is typically 10-18 students.
[3]  Monthly Salary: 2,200,000 won for B.A. (2,300,000 won for M.A.). A huge private office with computer and internet is provided.
[4]  Weekly contact hours: 13 teaching hours; 5 office hours. Normally, teachers have Fridays off, although this is not contractually specified.
[5]  Overtime hours (>13/week): 30,000 won/hour (rare to teach OT)
[6]  Winter/Summer Camp for English Education Students: after end of semester, and before vacation leave, up to 40 teaching hours. Typically, our camp runs at 12 hours/week for 3 weeks, Fridays off.
[7]  Paid Vacation: minimum 30-day holiday at the end of each semester.
[8]  Fully-furnished studio accommodation (26 m2 with glassed in balcony) in all-foreigner building. Small outdoor common area. Utilities and additional services paid by the employee.
[9]  Additional Compensation: Medical insurance (50% paid by employer); national pension program (50% paid by employer); one month severance pay upon completion of one-year contract.
[10]  Additional Duties: the employee will assist the Department of English Education and its faculty as needed (e.g., student performances, school festivals, workshops, off-campus camps, etc.)
E.   Application Process and Materials for Document Screening:
Thank you very much for your interest in our department and the best of luck to all applicants!
[1]  Applicants must submit a portfolio via email. The portfolio MUST BE one document (format: MS “.doc/docx”, PowerPoint “.ppt/pptx”; or “.pdf”).
[1A]  Portfolios received as numerous individual documents will not be reviewed. Portfolios will be deleted for your privacy on January 1, 2013.
[2]  Your portfolio MUST be constructed as follows: (page numbers are approximated):
Page 1:  Formal cover letter addressed to Dr. Joong-Eun Ahn (no address blocks necessary): state purpose, intent and what you bring to our department (1 page).
Pages 2-4:  Resume (3 pages maximum)
Pages 5-7:  Recommendation letters. Please submit at least two (three is better) recent recommendation letters from persons of authority (program/department directors, school principals, teacher coordinator). Provide phone numbers for direct contact.
Page 8:  Your teaching philosophy (400 words max).
Pages 9-14:  Written responses to six interview questions (see bottom of this announcement).
Pages 15-18:  one sample of a detailed lesson plan for a middle school, high school or university conversation class (can involve all language skills); must include original worksheets created by you.
Pages 19-20:  one 2-page sample of a detailed lesson by lesson, 15-week syllabus designed for a conversation class. If you have one, include an additional 2-page sample of an academic writing class.
Additional Pages:  include up to 5 additional pages/slides of material you consider fundamental to your portfolio (one page of photos max).
Official Document Pages:  photo of: passport, university diploma and academic certificates. Include your current E-2 visa, if applicable.
After screening portfolios, finalists will be notified by January 2, 2013. Applicants must be available for a Skype interview on January 2 or 3. A personal interview may be required thereafter.
Again, thank you for your interest in our team. Please submit the portfolio via email to both of these individuals by 12:00 midnight, December 31, 2012:
Dr. Joong-Eun Ahn
Director, English Education Department
Andong National University:

Written Interview Questions
Please answer the following questions (repeat the question at the top of your response). Write 350 words per response. Use Times New Roman 14-point font (or similar) and line spacing of 1.15 for our ease of reading. Thank you.
[1]  Discuss specifically how and why you will employ spot-checking of basic grammar in 50-minute, communicative approach conversation classes for our education major students.
[2]  Describe your teaching style, content, and learning outcomes of a 45-hour, “How to Teach Conversation” methodology class for seniors. Address cultural learner issues (for our students and for their future public school students).
[3]  Describe learning outcomes regarding a 45-hour, “Beginning Academic Writing” class for sophomores. The focus is writing structured paragraphs. Include three paragraph types you will teach and why.
[4]  For conversation classes, I encourage you to use outside materials for 25% of your lesson time. Discuss materials and activities you will use in your freshman – junior conversation classroom. Why?
[5]  Regarding reflective teaching practice, what is the most significant change you have made to your teaching style in the last 12 months? Why?
[6]  How does your own experience as a second language learner (from the age of 14-22) shape the content and learning outcomes of your university EFL conversation classroom?