A long struggle for part-time lecturers

A long struggle for part-time lecturers


Kim Young-kon, left, and his wife Kim Dong-ay pose with a foreign supporter from Hong Kong in front of their tent pitched on a sidewalk near the National Assembly in Seoul, in March. / Courtesy of Kim Young-kon

Couple lives in tent for 1,000 days in protest

By Park Si-soo
Staff reporter

For 1,000 days, a couple in their 60s has lived in a worn-out, small tent pitched on a sidewalk leading toward the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul, demanding the passage of bills to improve part-time lecturers’ employment status and working conditions.

Another article on part-time lecturers’ struggles in Korea. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, DON’T BECOME A PROFESSOR!!

This is a great job if you can get it. It is becoming more and more unlikely that you will, though. Go make your way in the content fields and then come to teaching once you have made your mark (and some money) in your content area.

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