Korean University Job Interview: All the Details

I get a lot of questions from readers about the Korean University Job Interview. First of all, I’ll say that they are quite different from job interviews “back home,” wherever that may be. You’ll probably get asked far more personal questions than in Korea, and of course, you should answer …

Job Security in Korean Universities: Does it Exist?

A reader question about job security in Korean universities: “I recently bought and read  How to Get a University Job in South Korea. I really enjoyed it and found that it answered many of the questions I’d had about applying for university work teaching English in South Korea. While reading the …

Asian American teaching English in Korea: Possible?

Asian American teaching English in Korea: It is possible to find work in a university? “Would being an Asian American reduce my chances of getting a job at university? I’ve heard that most places prefer white teachers above anyone else.” Short answer = yes, it is indeed possible During my …

PhD in another Subject- Teaching English in Korea?

Reader Question: PhD in Science, Teaching in a Korean University? “I have a PhD in environmental science and am in my late thirties with one year of experience teaching English.Could you please advise me what are my chances for finding employment teaching English in Korea, and more specifically in a …

Korea University Interview: Weekend or by Phone?

A Reader Question: Weekend or via Phone for a University Interview in Korea “Something that worries me is my capability to be able to attend the interviews mid week. I know that my school would have a heart attack if I didn’t show up and there is no way that …

Teaching English in Korea with a Family

Reader Question: Teaching English in Korea with a Family “I have a Masters in Education & a B.A in English. I have several years of teaching experience under my belt and I’m interested in getting a job at a university in Korea. I’m married and have two children. My wife …

University Jobs: Teaching ESL Korea vs Japan

Teaching ESL Korea vs Japan: A Reader Question “I wanted to ask if there were any job possibilities in South Korea as things in Japan are drying up and work at better Unis is hard to come by. We have 30 weeks a year for teaching, 15 per semester but …