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International Early Childhood Education Fellow

Saginaw Valley State University
Bay City, MI
Closing date
Apr 9, 2024

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International Early Childhood Education Fellow

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Instructional, Temporary

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for providing workshops on early childhood education at SVSU partner schools in the People's Republic of China

  • Travel to the People's Republic of China to live and teach workshops on early childhood education for periods of 4 to 8 weeks in Spring semester (March, April, May, and/or June) or in Fall semester (end of August, September, October, November, and/or December).
  • Teach SVSU curriculum in classrooms of approximately 50 students for 12 to 24 hours per week.
  • Participate in training on how to teach SVSU approved curriculum on early childhood education.
  • Provide appropriate grading and assessment to classes.
  • Provide administrative support, as required, for the Office of International office.
  • Provide training support for other Fellows teaching classes or preparing to teach classes at Changchun Normal University.
  • Serve as an ambassador from SVSU to students, faculty, and staff at Changchun Normal University.
  • Other duties as assigned

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: This position will report to the Dean of College of Education

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: This position will not supervise any other positions.

  • Master's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
  • Must be able to independently live and work in China for periods ranging from 4 to 8 weeks during scheduled workshops
  • Must be able to write and speak English fluently
  • Must be able to work very well with people of diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds

  • Travel and/or lived aboard experience
  • Experience teaching early childhood education or working in an early childhood education setting

  • International Flight from DTW to Changchun, China
  • Housing
  • All meals on CCNU Campus
  • Cell phone Global Data plan for use while in China

The above reflects the general description of the position and its essential functions and shall not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements that may be inherent in the job. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The uses of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentions that are of similar kinds or level of difficulty.

Posted through: Open Until Filled

Applicants must apply online:

About SVSU:

Saginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 100 programs of study for its roughly 7,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU is committed to a supportive and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff. For eight consecutive years, SVSU has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" (2016-2023).

SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. SVSU earned the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction achieved by only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have engaged with community employers and agencies in internships, field placements or some other component of their academic preparation.

SVSU is establishing itself as a leader in STEAM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students' performance in math, science and the arts at the middle school, high school and university levels.

More than 70 percent of SVSU freshmen live on campus in student housing that has been rated No. 1 among public universities in the U.S. (2018-2023). SVSU fields 19 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level. The average class size is 23 students. For more information, please visit our website,


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