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CdnTeacher



Joined: 29 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2003 4:37 pm    Post subject: University Jobs Reply with quote

How hard are they to get if you are not in Korea. I've got my B'Ed (Canadian) and 2 years experience. How difficult would it be? Would it be a good idea to tell a recruiter or do you Universities never use them.

I've been getting some offers for 2.3 Million for the language institutes.

Also, do some schools call themselves "International Schools" but aren't really an international school, just a language institiute?

Thanks
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yoda



Joined: 19 Jan 2003
Location: Incheon, South Korea

PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2003 5:25 pm    Post subject: University Jobs Reply with quote

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I've been getting some offers for 2.3 Million for the language institutes.


There is a good chance you can't get that from a university. Most universities pay about 2.0 mill or less. But you will get great vacations from some universities -between 3 and 5 months a year. And the hours are GREAT!

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How hard are they to get if you are not in Korea.


Hard. Universities are in demand. They don't want to deal with out-of-country maybes. And you should be in country between November and early February to get the good jobs. Universities do very little hiring at any other time. (From June to August a few creep up to replace the ones who got fired or quit in the first semester of the year).
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gajackson1



Joined: 27 Jan 2003
Location: Casa Chil, Sungai Besar, Sultanate of Brunei

PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2003 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yoda is right on this one - 1.8 to just under 2 is the norm - even w/ certif or a Masters.

As for the 'International Schools,' yes, there ARE a few 'true' International Schools. (I worked for 1 this past contract year) But very few accredited ones!!!

The trend now is to use that name to sound more prestegious. If in doubt, ask a teacher already there (foreign teacher), or who they are accredited by/with.

One good thing: the ISes are moving to American/foreign-only teaching materials - if you are a certified teacher, using this stuff is a snap, as opposed to Korean in-house mats.

G.
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lighthouse1971



Joined: 22 Jan 2003
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2003 9:20 pm    Post subject: Re: University Jobs Reply with quote

yoda wrote:
Hard. Universities are in demand. They don't want to deal with out-of-country maybes. And you should be in country between November and early February to get the good jobs. Universities do very little hiring at any other time. (From June to August a few creep up to replace the ones who got fired or quit in the first semester of the year).


I did a poll on this topic a month ago. About 30% of people who already have uni jobs got them while out of the country (through Dave's). A similar number got them while in Korea (through Dave's). The rest got them through connections while in Korea or by knocking on doors. Granted, these polls are hardly scientific...but it was interesting none the less
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weatherman



Joined: 14 Jan 2003
Location: Korea

PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2003 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2.3 is good money for an institute. If the hours are resonable, and the director has his/her head on the ground, that could be real good. That said, University jobs don't pay the greatest but the hours much less and with more vacation time. Evaluate your needs and wants and go from there.
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kumuka



Joined: 15 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2003 1:02 am    Post subject: University Jobs Reply with quote

Yes, the Uni jobs are in demand. I make about 2.2 m won, 17 hours, and get 16 weeks paid vacation. Its a sweet gig.
My previous hogwan job was 2.4 m won, 2 weeks vacation and 25 hours a week.
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atina



Joined: 19 Jan 2003
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2003 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2.3 is good depending on the # of hours you work.

I work uni: 12 hours/wk for 2.2 plus rent money.

In a Uni lng institute that I used to work at, I worked 20 hours for 1.8 plus rent $.

Both had pension deductions.

Hope the info helps.
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