Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
Applications for academic positions
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies was founded in 1965 when two institutions were merged. It is designated a “key” university in Guangdong Province and its mission is to advance foreign languages, international trade, and intercultural understanding through advanced research and teaching.
The University has three campuses in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province: North (Baiyun District), South (Panyu District), and Dalang. At present, there are over 30,000 students, 90 % of whom are undergraduates, and they represent 25 Chinese provinces and over 80 nations. There are over 1,200 full-time faculty, 100 visiting professors, and 60 full-time foreign faculty members. The library has 1.61 million books, 3,237 foreign and domestic periodicals and 26 foreign language databases.
In accordance with its mission, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies actively conducts academic and cultural exchanges with many overseas institutions. It has formal cooperative relationships with more than 210 universities, academic or cultural institutions in over 30 countries or regions. The University has co-established three Confucius Institutes overseas at Sapporo University, Japan, Ural State University, Russia and Universidad Catolica de Santa Maria, Peru.
The University actively recruits international faculty to strengthen foreign relationships, internationalise research, and ensure the curriculum has a global perspective. International students are also sought and important exchange schemes operate with several universities, including those in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Australia, etc. In total, there are over 140 student programs in 26 countries and districts including 43 dual degree programs, 65 exchange programs, 32 study abroad programs and some summer programs.
The University operates an Institute of Education for International Students, which typically supports over one-thousand students. There are scholarship schemes provided by several scholarship councils, including Chinese Government scholarships, Hanban and the Chinese Language Council. These provide many opportunities for staff and students to apply for financial support for travel, research and education.
We seek innovative teachers who are native English speakers and preferably have some experience in second language education. We value people with research skills. The first term of appointment is one year. Continuing employment is likely and is by mutual agreement. New appointees begin in August or February of each year.
More information on Guangdong University of Foreign Studies is available on our website: http://english.gdufs.edu.cn/
Introduction about Guangzhou, China
Guangzhou, a capital city, is the largest and most prosperous trading city in southern China, with the Baiyun Hill in the north and the Zhujiang (Pearl River) Delta Plain in front. The city is 125 kilometers northwest of Hong Kong on the Pearl River.
Guangzhou is one of the 24 cities which are the first to have been announced as famous cities of historic and cultural interest in China. The history of 2,200 years has left behind many places of historic interest and scenic beauty. They are vivid witness of past brilliance of Guangzhou. The climate of Guangzhou is sub-tropical. The average year-round temperature is 22C. August is the hottest month, with an average temperature of 30C. January is the coldest month, with an average of 13C. The rainy season falls between April and August. Average annual rainfall is 1,720 mm.
“Eating in Guangzhou” has become a popular saying both at home and abroad. Guangzhou ranks first in the number of restaurants and tea-houses in the country. Cantonese cuisine is good in color, fragrance, taste and presentation. In addition, the delicate Cantonese pastry is also well-known for its wide range of varieties, delicious flavor and beautiful color. Cantonese cuisine is among the most famous four in the country.