Business English Course Instruction – Hefei Institute of Technology/China

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Job Description:

American Language and Culture Institute at Clark University invites applications for an ESL Instructor position to begin Spring 2024 semester in-person at our partner institution in China, Hefei Institute of Technology. This is a part-time non-tenure line renewable position based upon satisfactory performance. We are looking for someone to teach the Business English course a total over 16 weeks with 12 contact hours a week, or 12 weeks with 18 contact hours a week.

As with other faculty appointments, teaching customarily includes course development, class time, class preparation, suitable office hours, grading, finals, classroom accounting, and other responsibilities commonly associated with university-level teaching. Teaching faculty are key contributors to the academic mission of the university, that is to prepare students to meet the challenges of a complex and rapidly changing society.

 


Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a minimum Masters in Language Studies (MA TESOL, MA in Linguistics or a related field) with a minimum of 3 years of classroom teaching experience in Higher Education.
  • Applicants must be willing to relocate to China for a minimum length of 12 weeks.
  • Applicants must have experience in curriculum design, development of course objectives and outcomes and assessing student learning.
  • The assignment is also subject to adhering to the policies and teaching requirements of our partner University, including the submission of a class syllabus using their template, two versions of the final exam, a detailed grading sheet, class by class teaching plans, and an analysis of the distribution of grades on the final exam and in the class.

 


Additional Information:

  • International Health insurance provided by Clark for the duration of the time teaching in China.
  • Accommodation in China
  • Flights to and from China and transfer from airport to housing
  • Visa application process supported, and any fees accrued in the process to be reimbursed.
  • Appointment months: March 1 – July 14, 2024

 

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Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Clark University Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

A successful background check is required upon acceptance.

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