International Faculty; Department of English English Composition and Global Business English

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Employer
Fort Hays State University
Location
Antonino, KS
Posted
Sep 02, 2022
Closes
Oct 09, 2022
Ref
453823061
Specialty
Finance
Hours
Full-time
Employment Type
Internship / Student
Organization Type
College / University
Department

English

Job Posting Title

International Faculty; Department of English English Composition and Global Business English

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Ongoing recruitment for full-time Instructors of English (teaching Composition and Global Business English courses) 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master's degree in English, TEFL, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics; MFA in Writing from a regionally accredited university.
  • Must be able to provide proof of a minimum of 24 months full-time teaching experience.
  • Successful candidates must be eligible to legally work in the United States and be able to apply for and receive a Z visa, residence permit, and work permit in China.

Candidates must meet employment regulations to work legally in China with a Chinese work visa, which has age restrictions (currently, no work visas are being issued to foreigners over the age of 60 except in extraordinary circumstances), background check restrictions (applicants with DUI/DWI or other such infractions are not issued a work permit), various health history requirements, and education authentication with original university diploma, among other documents. Work visas are not being issued to foreign applicants who are unable to provide authentication and proof of educational background.

FHSU will outline these processes as well as assist in acquiring and paying for these documents.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • PhD 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 (PhD)

APPOINTMENT DATE:

2023 spring semester; 2023 fall semester

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

This posting will be used to develop a pool of qualified faculty for our international positions located in China. This is an ongoing recruitment, and when you apply, you are submitting your application documents to that applicant pool. When the need arises to hire a new faculty member, applicants with complete applications already in the pool will have priority status for consideration and interviews.

SALARY:

$36,000 USD for Instructor; $39,000 for Assistant Professor

BENEFITS:

Benefits Provided by Fort Hays State University:
  • Transportation to China to begin the semester.
  • $2000 stipend for return travel on the faculty member's own schedule at the end of the academic year.
  • Health, retirement, and associated benefits package.
  • $200 one-time payment for costs associated with obtaining work permits.
  • The FHSU Faculty Development Fund is available to our cross-border faculty. Faculty Development is defined as any activity that encourages faculty to acquire knowledge, skills, techniques, and attitudes to provide quality teaching and develop research/scholarly/creative activity and effective service at Fort Hays State University. All types of FHSU faculty are eligible and encouraged to apply for the Faculty Development Fund, including adjunct, non-tenure track, tenure track, tenured, program specialists, and international faculty teaching abroad.

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 are permitted to live with FHSU faculty members stationed at Sias.
  • 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 historic 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position entails teaching four sections (up to 30 students in each) per semester of courses taught by the English department, following FHSU Department of English policies and procedures. Course overload opportunities are optional.

FHSU offers an array of English and Global English courses in our Sias program.

ENG 101: English Composition 1

ENG 102: English Composition 2

GLE 104: Introduction to Business English

GLE 290: Listening and Conversation

GLE 300: Business and Professional Presentations

GLE 320: Cross-Cultural Communication

GLE 360: Writing in the Professions

GLE 380: Global and Social Networking

GLE 460: Approaches to Global English

FHSU offers two English department courses in our program at SNU.

ENG 101: English Composition 1

ENG 102: English Composition 2

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

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To apply for this position, please visit:

https://fhsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CAREERS

Only electronic applications submitted through this portal will be accepted.

REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:

Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, and two current letters of recommendation (no older than 1 year). Applicant documents should be submitted as one PDF; confidential recommendation letters may be sent separately if needed.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact the English Department Director of International Instruction, Jason Harper, who is the chair of this search.

jkharper@fhsu.edu

(785) 628-4773

About the Department:

The English Department at Fort Hays State University offers a Bachelor of Arts in English with three concentrations: Literature, Teaching, and Writing. Our innovative Master's program allows students to enroll year-round or summers only, which enables working teachers to complete the degree in only two summers' residency. The English Department has been an integral part in the university's international programs, offering our Composition sequence and the Global Business English degree in our cross-border program. In addition, the department offers courses in the general education program including the first-year composition sequence and interdisciplinary courses, as well as ESL courses for the university. For more information about the department, please visit https://www.fhsu.edu/english/.

About the College:

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is composed of eleven departments, all of which focus on gaining a deeper understanding of human persons and human purposes through exploration and development of creativity, communication, rational reflection, behavior, and shared experience. For more information about the college, please visit https://www.fhsu.edu/coas/.

FHSU's China Partnerships Overview:

About 15 years ago, FHSU became one of the earliest universities approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education to offer dual Western/Chinese degrees in China. Currently, the institutions offer several dual bachelor degree options. All instruction is conducted in English, so while familiarity with the Chinese language is not required, it is helpful. In addition, FHSU faculty in China enjoy on-the-ground access to research opportunities and other scholarly activities, including access to FHSU's online research databases. Over the years, faculty members have developed unique quantitative and qualitative data sets while working in China, and have been productive scholars during their employment.

About Zhengzhou Sias University:

Sias is located in Xinzheng, a growing city in Henan Province of China. Sias is approximately 45 minutes south by car from Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province. Sias is a private university founded in 1998 by Dr. Shawn Chen, a dual citizen of the United States and the People's Republic of China. Sias supports the greatest number of foreign faculty of any university in China: more than 180 English-speaking, foreign faculty members teach at Sias. This environment offers a unique opportunity for faculty members to interact with academic professionals from around the world. Sias has a close relationship with the State of Kansas: Henan Province and Kansas are sister states, while Hays and Xinzheng are sister cities.

About the Shenyang Normal University Community:

Shenyang is the capital city of Liaoning Province and hosts a population of approximately 8.5 million people. Shenyang offers numerous fascinating cultural activities connected by a modern subway system. As the transport hub of Northeast China, Shenyang is served by air, rail, a two-line north/south and east/west subway system, an extensive network of streets and expressways, and bus service throughout the city. A new tram network system offers inexpensive subway-to-airport transportation. SNU is a Tier-2 public university with an expansive, beautiful campus and affords a tranquil, independent working environment. FHSU has a long-standing, productive relationship with SNU.

Community of Hays

FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately 20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking, running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60 restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming, low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who call "Hays, America" home.

Notice of Non-discrimination - Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

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