Instructor/Senior Instructor in English

Xi'an Jiaotong University – School of Foreign Studies

Foreign language education at Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU) started just one year after the university was founded in 1896 as Nan Yang College in Shanghai. Today, the School of Foreign Studies (SFS) at XJTU boasts a group of brilliant and talented faculty who actively engaged in a wide range of research fields in linguistics and TESOL, and dedicatedly involved themselves in teaching. SFS offers BA programs to English, Japanese, and French majors and minors; MA programs in Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, English Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, and Master of Translation and Interpretation (MTI) programs for English and Japanese master candidates. What’s more, SFS is also responsible for designing and delivering a diverse range of foreign language related courses to all undergraduate and graduate students at XJTU. From the year 2013, SFS starts a Ph.D. program in Systemics of Language and Culture. 

 Responsibilities and Requirements:

  • Teaching basic or advanced language skills to non-English major undergraduates and graduates.
  • Teaching English and American Literature to English majors.
  • Offering courses on Linguistics and Applied Linguistics to graduate students.
  • A successful candidate should be a fluent English speaker.
  • A successful candidate should have ESL/EFL Teaching experience and be able to make at least a one-year commitment.
  • A successful candidate will be able to provide evidence of her/his masters or doctoral degree in any discipline (Linguistics, Literature or Education preferred) and ESOL/ESL/EFL/TESL/TEFL diploma/certification is a plus.

 Compensation and Benefits:

  • Yearly salary: Approximately 120000.00 Yuan RMB for teachers with M.A., 170000.00 Yuan RMB for teachers with PhD degree. The salary is before taxes.
  • A free round-trip ticket.
  • Medical insurance.

About Xi’an:
Xi'an, historically named Chang’an (meaning “lasting peace”), is the biggest city in northwest China. Since BC1134, thirteen of China’s historical dynasties have ever founded their capitals here, including the West Zhou, Qin, West Han, Tang, etc., which totals to more than 1,000 years. Xi’an is now internationally renowned for remarkable historic sites, such as the word-famous Terra Cotta Warriors, the well-known starting point of “Silk Road”, the 1,000-year-old Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and the largest as well as the best-protected ancient city wall exists in the world today.

How to apply:

  • An updated CV/resume in MS Word or PDF version.
  • A diploma awarded for highest degree attained.
  • A 15-minute teaching video.

Please email to Chen Libin at directly.

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