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Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Global Studies, Pusan National University
South Korea
Not specified
Date posted
Apr 8, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Economics
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Visiting Assistant Professor Position - Pusan National University, Korea


Department of Global Studies

College of Economic and International Trade


Number of openings: 1


The Department of Global Studies (DGS) at Pusan National University (PNU) invites a qualified candidate for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Economics or Business beginning in the fall semester of 2024. Teaching responsibilities will consist of three courses per semester.

As the most recent addition to our university’s proud tradition, the DGS offers a challenging, interdisciplinary curriculum taught entirely in English and almost exclusively by native speakers. Please visit our website at for additional information.  


1) Application documents

For consideration, please send (1) a cover letter, (2) a C.V., (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) teaching evaluations, and (5) copies of degree certificates by May 8, 2024, to the following e-mail address:



Phone: +82.51.510.1628

Fax:  +82.51.514.2681


Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.


2) Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Miyoung Park at +82-51-510-1628 (phone), +82-51-514-2681 (fax), or


3) Qualifications

Candidates are commonly required at least five years of qualified teaching or research experience (enrollment duration for both a master’s and a doctoral coursework is accepted; two years to a master’s program and three years to a doctoral program.) All applicants must have a Ph.D. Applicants should demonstrate high dedication to teaching Economics/Business and related courses.


4) Main responsibilities

  1. The employee will teach 9 credit hours per semester (a maximum of 9 credit hours will be allowed and, when exceeding 9 credit hours, appropriate compensation will be paid).
  2. Candidates are expected to have high aptitude and interest in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts, and a desire to involve undergraduates in scholarship both inside and outside the classroom.

     3.  The employee must also participate in department activities.


5) Contract period

The contract is for one year, but indefinitely renewable on a yearly basis, and many DGS visitors opt to remain on a long-term basis.


6) Salary

Salary ranges from three million won up to four point five million won each month based on teaching experience, for a total of 36 million won to 54 million won annually (before applicable taxes and other deductions).


7) Housing

On-campus housing  

PNU can provide on-campus housing at Sangnam International House (SIH) or at Ungbigwan Dormitory.


  1. Sangnam International House: 

     Rental fee: 660,000 won per month PNU financial support: 560,000 won per month Remarks: The candidate shall pay utility expenses including telephone, gas, electricity, TV, etc.  

      2. Ungbigwan Dormitory:   

Rental fee: 600,000 won per month PNU financial support: 500,000 won per month Remarks: Extra expenses may be charged, mainly due to overuse of electricity such as air-conditioning. The candidate shall pay other extra costs.


Off-campus housing  

Depending on PNU’s yearly budget, the university can provide the candidate with financial support toward monthly rental fees (the monthly housing allowance will not exceed 300,000 won).


8) Health Insurance & National Pension

The employee must join the National Health Insurance Plan of the Republic of Korea and the National Pension Plan. Insurance fees will be deducted from the employee’s regular pay each month during the contract period. The employee shall receive a pension according to the pension laws of Korea.


9) Employment Insurance

The employee may join in Employment Insurance, based on the Employment Insurance Law of the Republic of Korea. The Insurance fee will be deducted from the employee’s regular pay each month. (Insurance for E1 visa and E2 visa holders is optional, but, for F2 visa and F5 visa holders, it is obligatory.)


10) Airfare

At the end of the final contract period, the employee shall be provided a one-way ticket (economy class) from Korea to the employee’s choice of destination. The ticket should be purchased within 30 days after the contract is finished and shall be paid to the airline that the employee uses, via Government Transportation Request (GTR). PNU has no responsibility for paying for the employee’s ticket when the employee uses an airline that does not have a GTR contract with the Korean Government.


11) Vacation Days

The employee will earn a minimum three-week summer vacation and two-week winter vacation. The vacation schedule must be coordinated with the department chair to accommodate department needs during the break.

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