“Study abroad? What about work abroad? Dialogues with international faculty working at a Korean university”

Presenter: Dongbin Kim


With the quest to build a World Class University, Korean universities have been actively participating in recruiting highly skilled western faculty-changing the mobility patterns from more developed western to less developed, non-western countries, so to speak. Indeed, recruitment of western faculty members has been “ramped up to a near feverish pitch,” in South Korea. In this presentation, Dr. Kim discusses issues related to global academic mobility by focusing on the experiences of western faculty working at a Korean university and examines the underlying conflicts between the hosting country and institution’s perspectives versus western, international faculty’ perspectives.

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