Any takers? North Korean uni looking for English teacher

Considering a big move? Well, you might be in luck, as the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology is currently searching for an English teacher.

The private North Korean university is looking for "an energetic, responsible and well-qualified professional teacher with relevant English teaching experience" according to the job offer posted on Hey Success, a British requirement website.

Applicants must also have a Master's degree in any subject, as well as "at least one year's classroom English teaching experience at the high school, college or university level."

English teaching qualifications like TEFL/ CELTA/ TESOL are also preferred, reports Jakarta Post.

Interestingly, most of the eligible candidates' origin countries are non-English speaking ones like Argentina, China and Cambodia.

The university is also looking specifically for someone with a "long-term" mindset who will be willing to stay in North Korea for several years, and who will be able to "commit to an entire 15-week semester."

The offer does not mention benefits or salary, but previous English teachers in the "hermit country" have had to pay a US$1,000 (S$1414) fee that "covers a return air ticket from Beijing to Pyongyang," as well as "a North Korean visa, weekend excursions around the country, all meals and three-star hotel accommodation," as reported by Sputnik News.

The listing reminds applicants that "due to the nature of the work and campus-based lifestyle, candidates should also be willing to work as part of a team, submit to authority, and exercise flexibility, cross-cultural sensitivity and perseverance."