Greetings teaching veterans,
I've taught Business English in Bangkok for 1 1/2 years and will be out of contract at the end of April.
I am interested in applying for EFL teaching positions at universities (and meet the minimum requirements in terms of degrees, M.O.E. teaching license, etc).
I would prefer to apply at the top schools in Bangkok (Chulalongkorn, Thammasart, Mahidol) but am open to suggestions.
I have had a very hard time getting information about university teaching jobs via websites and telephone calls.
Does anyone have recommendations for my job search? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
www.ajarn.comOriginally Posted by davidallen
university gigs never seem to pay very much to me...still can't work out why.
"...ever wonder why they kill the weak ones, baby?"
extra classes pay alright tho. had a gig last year 10k per weekend
get some Hairy Lemon in ya
I get a good salary from mine. But its increased 7 times since I have been here. And we only teach 9 hours before OT paid at a shitty rate of 500 per hour. I usually teach 18 hours so my take home is about 63. Then I work at a government uni for 800 and hour 3 hours a week.
Most Universities have their language centers where you can get from 3 to 12 extra hours a week at rates from 700 to 1500 per hour. But the government uni base is still on about 28,000 for 15 contact hours a week.
Your best bet it to ring the University and ask to speak to the faculty that has the English language department or institute.
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Jobs at the best universities tend to go to those that "network" effectively or have a girlfriend/wife that is local and well connected especially if the teacher is young (they prefer older teachers as they commit less offences like sleeping with students). Obviously they can demand the best quals like a PhD for the less well connected!
Originally Posted by davidallen
When you look for a job is also important. For government unis, now will probably be a little too early for a June start, as the advance planning thing doesn't seem to work too well in Thailand. Thammasat usually seem to advertise quite early on in the Bangkok Post and want you to complete their application form. Try taking your resume/CV round in person with your best wide smile and nice white face in about 6 weeks time and keep looking at the jobs pages. You may strike lucky. Otherwise, as Nemo says, many jobs go to those with friends, colleagues already working there or who used to work there and know there's a vacancy.
The uni I work at is looking for someone to help teach an intensive general English course for about 12 days at the beginning of May. 600-800 baht per hour. In Patthum Thani (a province next to Bangkok). 5 hrs / day (it's a 60 hour course).Originally Posted by davidallen
If anyone is interested, please PM me. Not sure yet if they're looking for someone longer term.
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my uni contract is for 26k including housing. i was wondering how to scrap a living out of that- and how others have managed it. i guess teaching extra, wont exactly be "extra" but part of the package.
is it true that there arent ANY good paying uni jobs in LOS? is the closest place japan or korea? im set on LOS- just a random question. are there any good paying ones in LOS?
Well I'm getting extra for the afore-meintioned 12 days (plus extra , but not so much extra for teaching, aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh , teachers over the summer) .Originally Posted by stfranalum
I'm knew to this teaching in LOS lark but am hoping to do ok above and beyond my 26K base salary. That said, as the only pale-skin there (confusing and lonely at times) there should be plenny hours available for me to teach.
It's not the most lucrative gig in town (and I even have to travel a bit outta town) but the uni vibe suits me in certain ways. BTW, not just because of how the birds dress - I'm a married man who TRIES hard not to stare. That's another thread in itself
PS I know I should go the proper route to find a teacher, and that most of you already have high-earning gigs sewn up. But came across davidallen's post last night, and thought I'd throw it out there informally first.
You can make good money at unis, if you have specialties beyond English and at least an MA. My uni contract is for 77,700 and will rise about 10,000 when my contract is renewed in June. I also work PT at another uni making an additional 147,000 baht/14 week semester for an additional 9 hours per week. OT at my full-time uni is 96,000/course or 2,000 baht/hour.
But, there are even teachers at the language institute who can make in excess of 100,000 if they teach courses in international programs.
The best bet, even for someone with English as their only subject is to try to get a job at a uni that has international programs, such as Bangkok University, Chula etc.
Also, sending applications won't get you anywhere. You need to walk in with your CV personally.
^ in thailand???? what uni is that??
I, too, am thinking of taking the uni gig plunge and return to the classroom after several years of training. I've been doing this since 1995, have worked in 6 countries and bring a fair amount of experience and competence with me.
I wish to stay in the south, so teaching in Songkhla or Hat Yai are my preferred locations. If you are working in one of these and know of an opening for the coming school year, please PM ASAP. I would really appreciate it.
good looking bro- i bet you do bring a lot of experience to the table.Originally Posted by MisterStretch
anyone working on something for 10+ years, trying their best, will be quite capable IMHO. you'll find work in no time.
if you have a location in mind, that cuts out a lot of choices. why dont you get a resume and little portfolio together, and high-tail it to the local unis. show up as squeaky clean Johnny Farang. with your resume, you'll be a shoe in.,
Originally Posted by MisterStretch
I sure hope you bring your private army with you when you do.
I wish I could afford to make just a dollar a year.
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wild wild west shit,,,,, kevlar vest shit
keep ur head down
Originally Posted by Unwell
everyone wants to work in unis to find a "partner"
it is the best place 2 do that innit
consequently,,, usually,,,,bcoz the jobs R in demand,,,,,,,the pay is crap
but they still get their teachers,,,,noticed that?
plus uni teachers get 2 b able 2 feel "superior"
"Oh yes, I work at Chula" ...*(my shit don't stink)
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