These questions about a university job in Korea from Kerry. He’s moving from an elementary school position.
3 Questions: Interview, money, housing
“Regarding the interview. What kinds of questions should I expect? And what questions should I ask them?
I’m making 2.6 million won a month here teaching 22 hours a week (plus desk warming until 5 pm) and was wondering if the pay/hours at universities would be close.
Typically, do universities in South Korea provide housing?”
The Korean University Interview
For all the details about what you can expect at a university interview in South Korea, check out this book that I wrote: How to Get a University Job in South Korea: The English Teaching Job of Your Dreams.
Pay at Korean Unis
Typical pay is 2.0-2.5/month for 12-18 hours per week of teaching. You can find better jobs (like my own!) that offer 9-10 hours per week and pay that is closer to 3.0.
Housing/Housing Allowance for Korean Uni Jobs
Universities in Korea usually provide housing. If they don’t, they’ll offer you a housing allowance of 300,000-600,000 Won per month but you’ll usually be responsible for the key (deposit) money yourself.