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LINGUIST List 19.3908

Fri Dec 19 2008

Jobs: English & Applied Linguistics: Lecturer, GIST

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        1.    Soojung Park, English & Applied Linguistics: Lecturer, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Jeollanam-do, Korea, South

Message 1: English & Applied Linguistics: Lecturer, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Jeollanam-do, Korea, South
Date: 19-Dec-2008
From: Soojung Park <sooparkgist.ac.kr>
Subject: English & Applied Linguistics: Lecturer, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Jeollanam-do, Korea, South
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University or Organization: Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
Department: Center for International Students and Scholars
Job Location: Gwangju, Jeollanam-do, Korea, South
Web Address: http://www.gist.ac.kr/english/
Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) is a
government-funded graduate school in Gwangju, South Korea. GIST is
currently seeking one or more native speakers of English to teach graduate
students (MS/PhD students majoring in science and engineering) starting
from January or March, 2009. GIST was established in 1993 by the Korean
Ministry of Science and Technology as a government-funded graduate school
to produce elite scientists and engineers. All programs (and associated
courses) are conducted using English as the language of instruction. All
students must publish their MS/PhD theses in English as a requirement of

I: Required Qualifications:
1. MA in Education, TESOL or related fields including science and
engineering (MA/MS or higher required for position).
2. Minimum of 2 years ESL teaching experience in a university setting
teaching English conversation, presentation skills, and/or technical writing.
3. Must be a native English speaker from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New
Zealand, South Africa, UK, or the USA.

II: Salary and Benefits:
1. Salary ranges from 2,400,000 to 2,700,000 won/month
2. Small class sizes
3. 10 weeks/year of paid vacation
4. Severance bonus (one month's salary)
5. Medical Insurance & National Pension: 50/50 split
6. Furnished apartment on campus with minimal rent.

III: Job Description:
1. 15 hours of instruction with 5 office hours per week during the Spring
and Fall terms.
2. Instructors will be required to teach one (1) of the 6-week intensive
Winter/Summer sessions at 16 hours per week.
3. Program management, research instructional content, prepare lesson
plans, evaluate academic progress, and attend official meetings working
with two other instructors.
4. Paid overtime (W30,000 per hour) will be provided for any additional
work (W35,000 per hour for proofreading).
5. Applicants should have an ability to cooperate with colleagues as well
as a successful record of accomplishment in academic teaching, class
management, and student relations at the university level.
6. It should be noted that due to the nature of the program at GIST, this
position requires a strong background in academic writing/publishing.
7. Ability to use MS Office suite, Adobe Acrobat, Moodle, and LaTeX is

IV: Contract Period
1. One year, from March 1, 2009 to February 28, 2010.
2. Annually renewable (no 'year' limits).

V: Required Documents for Application:
1. A copy of your passport.
2. A copy of your alien registration card (if applicable).
3. Cover letter.
4. Curriculum vitae.
5. Copies of your transcripts (all degrees) and diplomas (all degrees) from
accredited universities.
6. 2-3 letters of recommendation (at least one from current position).
7. A statement of your teaching philosophy and career objectives.
8. (Optional) A portfolio that shows your teaching objectives and style,
and includes sample lessons/materials and a teaching demonstration.
* Note that all documents will be checked during the
pre-screening/short-listing process.

VI: Successful applicants will also be required to submit (for E-1 visa):
1. Original diplomas.
2. Two copies of original transcripts (signed/sealed) mailed directly from
appropriate universities.
3. Record of criminal background check issued within the last 3 months.
4. A health check.
5. Certified letters that prove your past and present work experience
written by respective employers (needed for salary settlement and visa

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Mailing Address for Applications:
Ms. Soojung Park
#207, Administration Building
Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
261 Cheomdan-gwagiro (Oryong-dong), Buk-gu
Gwangju, Jeollanam-do 500-712
Korea, South
Email Address for Applications: sooparkgist.ac.kr
Contact Information:
Ms. Soojung Park
Email: sooparkgist.ac.kr
Phone: 82-62-970-2062
Fax: 82-62-970-2062
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