Chengdu University of Technology job ad (China)

International Foundation Programme Teacher
Chengdu University of Technology
Expires:22nd August 2015

A well established Sino-British University Programme in Chengdu, China is seeking additional motivated, experienced teachers to help deliver a UK University International Foundation Programme for the coming academic year. The programme forms the first year of Business and Computing programmes delivered exclusively in English but taught in China to the same standards as those delivered in the UK. Students study in Chengdu for three or four years and are awarded the same degrees or higher diplomas as students studying in the UK. The programme has a reputation for stringent quality management and has successfully sent students on to complete post-graduate degrees at top ranking institutions such as University College London, the University of Glasgow, and the University of Birmingham.

The International Foundation Programme bridges the gap between students who have taken the Chinese National College Entrance Examination and the skills required to be successful on a UK undergraduate award. Modules delivered include General English, Academic English, Communication Skills, Business/Computing English, Maths and IT skills and an Integrated Project. Candidates with a background in ESL teaching to young adults or university preparation courses are preferred. Experience of the UK higher education system is a definite plus. Those who apply with experience of living or studying in China will also be looked upon favourably, as well as those having a well developed sense of adventure and strong team work skills. Minimum qualifications needed would be an undergraduate degree, but relevant teaching qualifications such as a CELTA are also desirable. Evidence of having a reflective approach to teaching/training could also be demonstrated in any application for this position.

Chengdu is a thriving city in south-west China that currently presents great opportunities for living and working, as well as outstanding potential for research projects. Within the Programme, we have a dedicated staff development scheme with the chance to take a Post Graduate Certificate in International Education, ensuring the quality of courses delivered are of an equivalent standard to what is delivered in the UK.

Note: This position is a contracted position for one academic year, starting in September 2015 and finishing in Summer 2016. Salaries typically range from 10,000 to 14,000 RMB per month and staff are normally expected to teach up to 20 periods per week. Benefits are awarded for staff who re-sign for subsequent years. On campus accommodation is offered as part of the remuneration package along with airline tickets for travel to and from China.

Candidates should contact careers@zy.cdut.edu.cn in the first instance for more details about the position and an application form.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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