What is the average salary of Assistant Professor in South Korea? How tough it is for a foreign faculty member to get public and private sector funded projects for his/her lab?

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Quite good: $43-50k

Since foreign faculty members are common in South Korea, likely it isn't any tougher than for local faculty.

source: https://www.chronicle.com/article/South-Korea-Brings-in-Foreign/126508

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    Could you clarify what you mean by "Quite good"? That sounds like a fairly modest salary by US standards; is it higher by South Korean standards?
    – Nat
    May 24, 2018 at 3:39
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    @Nat Why on Earth would you apply US standards to a Korean salary? The americentrism on this website is crazy. If amara says "quite good" for a Korean salary, there is no reason to assume that it means anything but "quite good for Korean standards".
    – user9646
    May 24, 2018 at 13:45
  • @NajibIdrissi Seems silly to assume stuff when it's so easy to just ask. Ideally, I was hoping for more than just, say, "It's good by Korean salaries", but rather some more explicit qualification, e.g., "It's competitive with other positions a Korean PhD might pursue.".
    – Nat
    May 24, 2018 at 15:31

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