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A North Korean University Is Looking For English Teachers

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According to a London-based recruiting website, North Korea is currently seeking for talented English teachers in its first privately funded university, Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST).

The university expresses its preferences for “candidates who have a long-term mindset and are open to staying at PUST for a number of years.” It also details the eligibility of candidates from a long list of countries – although it also includes many non-English speaking countries like China, Japan, and even South Korea.

The job description says, “The ideal candidate will be an energetic, responsible, and well-qualified professional teacher with relevant English teaching experience.”

Applicants are required to have a Master’s level degree (in any subject), as well as at least one year’s classroom English teaching experience at high school, college, or university level. It also prefers applicants who have an English teaching qualification such as TEFL, CELTA or TESOL.

A Bachelor’s qualification may be accepted if the candidate has “sufficient relevant teaching experience” – although it does not state how many years of teaching experience is required.

The university also specifically highlights that the candidates must be “willing to work as part of a team, submit to authority, and exercise flexibility, cross-cultural sensitivity and perseverance.”

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