International Faculty; Department of English with emphasis in English Composition

Location
China (CN)
Salary
$40,000 USD for Instructor; $43,000 for Assistant Professor
Posted
Feb 12, 2024
Closes
Apr 12, 2024
Job Type
Full-time

Full-time Instructors of English (teaching Composition) on annual international assignment for Fort Hays State University (FHSU) stationed at Zhengzhou Sias University in Henan Province, China or at Shenyang Normal University (SNU) in Liaoning Province, China, with opportunity for annual renewal. Each FHSU faculty position in China is an annual assignment as a non-tenure-track instructor, subject to annual review, with the possibility of continuation.

This position entails teaching four sections (up to 30 students in each section) per semester of English Composition I or II, following the FHSU Department of English policies and procedures. Course overload opportunities are optional.

Other duties include department and university service (90% Teaching; 10% Service). After training in Hays, the faculty member will teach face-to-face classes for FHSU in Shenyang, China, or Xinzheng, China. The faculty member will live on campus among other FHSU international faculty. All courses will be delivered in English.

Benefits Provided by Fort Hays State University:

  • Transportation to China to begin the semester. $3000 stipend for return travel on the faculty member’s own schedule at the end of the academic year. Health, retirement, and associated benefits package.

http://www.fhsu.edu/humanresourceoffice/Prospective-Employees/

Additional Benefits Provided by Zhengzhou Sias University:

  • Housing in the faculty apartment complex located on the Sias campus. Furniture and air conditioning included. Bathrooms include Western-style toilets. Spouses and children can live with FHSU faculty members stationed at Sias. Meals are available for purchase in the faculty dining hall and include both Western and Chinese selections. Food service is available three meals a day, seven days a week during the academic semesters. (In addition to your base salary, FHSU will provide a food stipend to help cover some of the meal expenses.) Holidays as stipulated by laws of China, as well as most typical Western holidays. Gym, indoor pool, spa, and other similar fitness facilities available for a membership fee. Sias-sponsored cultural and historical experiences in China. Exposure to a diverse international community of faculty, students, and visitors.

These benefits are subject to change by Sias but have been in place for many years.

Additional Benefits Provided by Shenyang Normal University:

-Housing is provided on the SNU campus. Furnishings include a kitchen, flat-screen TV, and air conditioning. Some utilities are covered; a stipend is provided for Internet access.

-Bathrooms include Western-style toilets and a washing machine. Spouses and children are allowed to live with FHSU faculty members stationed at SNU.

-Holidays as stipulated by the laws of China.

-Gym, indoor pool, spa, and other similar fitness facilities available for a fee.

-Exposure to a diverse international community of faculty, students, and visitors.

These benefits are subject to change by SNU but have been in place for many years.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

-Ph.D. in English, TESOL, TEFL, Linguistics, or Applied Linguistics from a regionally accredited university, CELTA, or equivalent certification.

-One to three years experience in teaching college composition and /or ESL/EFL writing is preferred.

-Familiarity with teaching ESL/EFL students, international students, especially Chinese students

-Prior experience working abroad.

-Strong teaching, communication, and cross-cultural skills.

-Practiced use of Learning Management Systems (Blackboard is our LMS in China).

RANK:

Instructor (MA/MFA) or Assistant Professor (Ph.D.)

APPOINTMENT DATE: 2024 Fall Semester; 2024-2025 Academic Year

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