KNU accepting applications for foreign faculty

Jun 16, 2011

Korea Nazarene University, a private Christian university located in Cheonan, South Korea, seeks applicants for its foreign faculty positions, specifically English speaking professors who can play an instrumental role in globalizing KNU’s educational program. Most of KNU’s current foreign faculty consists of people from Nazarene churches in the U.S.

There is no deadline to apply as KNU will keep applications on file and contact individuals when a position becomes vacant.

Located one hour from Seoul, KNU was founded in 1954 by Donald Owens, general superintendent emeritus. The school is the top university specializing in rehabilitation and social welfare in Korea. It serves about 5,500 (300 graduate) students in more than 35 majors. Accredited by the Korea Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, KNU’s educational philosophy and purpose are shaped by biblical principles.

For more information on the school, see their web site:

KNU Foreign Faculty Position

For professorship (E-1 visa): Master’s or doctor’s degree beholder in the same subject area needed by KNU. For English language instructor (E-2 visa): Master’s or doctor’s degree beholder who will teach English conversational skills

2,040,000 KRW (US$1,866.20) monthly for a two year contract (During the contract period a salary increase of 60,000 KRW (US$54.89) will be given in the second year with a maximum limit of 480,000 KRW (US$439.11) over the base salary)*

Free housing (including utility bills) 130,000 KRW ($US118.92) for a meal allowance in addition to the basic monthly salary. First roundtrip airfare (reimbursed after individual submits receipts). Korea Teacher’s Pension. National health insurance. Paid summer and winter vacation (Vacation will be taken when summer and winter KNU camps [for 2 weeks] are not in session. Around 1,500,000 KRW ($US1,372.21) will be given to the camp participants as a teacher in addition to the basic salary.)

Application procedures
Mail the application documents to KNU. The applicants who will be hired will be notified.

Visa process
Mail documents needed for the visa process to KNU upon getting a letter of acceptance from KNU. A contract will be sent to you to sign and return to KNU. Upon receipt of all documents, KNU will apply for the visa. The Immigration Office will issue a number to KNU. This number and other necessary information will be emailed to you. Fill out a visa application, enter the number and information, and take this application and your passport to the Korean consulate closest to you (E-1) when you go for an interview. E-2 visa applicants may mail your passport and application directly to the Korean consulate to obtain your visa.

Mailing address
Tenny Lee
Office of International Affairs, Korea Nazarene University
456 Ssangyong-dong, Cheonan Chuongnam
331-718 South Korea
Phone: +82-41-570-7744 [9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.]

Important notices
The contract is for 2 years (A new contract may be offered at the end of two years.) KNU or an employee of KNU cannot be held responsible for any information or material that fails to reach KNU because of incorrect contact information. If, at any stage during or after the selection process, it is discovered that an individual has knowingly provided false information regarding their credentials and experience, they will be disqualified from the entire process. If already employed, that individual will be terminated immediately and required to reimburse KNU for all monies received by that individual from KNU. A letter of release from KNU will NOT be issued. All E-2 visa employees are required to undergo a physical examination at a local hospital which will include drug screening upon arrival at Korea. KNU will assist with this process. Instructors must attend local Korean Nazarene churches during the contract period.

To download the application packet and cover letter, see the Nazarene MediaLibrary by  clicking here .

–Korea Nazarene University (* = KRW to US dollars conversion as of June 9, 2011.)

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