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About Zhejiang University & ZJU International Campus

Zhejiang University (ZJU), founded in 1897, is one of China's oldest and most prestigious universities. It is a member of China’s Elite C9 League University and is current ranked 42nd globally according to the QS World Rankings in 2023. 

In 2016, Zhejiang University opened a high-profile campus, Zhejiang University International Campus, which is an international extension of Zhejiang University (iZJU). iZJU is hybrid, multinational education modeling focusing on English as the Medium of Instruction and providing an international and intercultural education. iZJU is currently in partnerships with other prestigious universities across the world. Current partners of the ZJU International Campus are the University of Edinburgh (Biomedical Sciences) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Engineering) and more partnerships with other prestigious universities across the world are currently being built. 

Students enrolled in iZJU are held to the same academic standards and requirements as Zhejiang University and enroll in a dual-degree program with ZJU and its partner universities abroad. The International Campus of Zhejiang University aims to become the pinnacle of transnational education bringing together the best practices of higher education across the world into one single campus. 

The campus is located in Haining, Zhejiang, which is becoming one of China’s fastest growing cities in the “One-hour Economic Circle” of Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Suzhou. These three major metropolises are easily accessible through the subway and national train system (1-2 hours). Enjoy both sprawling cities and quiet, serene neighborhoods in a fast-developing city. 

Post Description & Responsibilities

  • Location: Haining, Zhejiang Province, China
  • Teach English for general and specific academic purposes, with a focus on communicative competence for enhanced academic participation (including discussions, interviews and presentation skills)
  • Teach academic writing with a focus on academic discourse and overall academic literacy.
  • Teach a variety of content-based classes including literature, creative writing, intercultural communication, newspaper reading, etc.
  • Organize events, activities and workshops to create an encouraging language learning environment and to enhance students' motivation in learning English 

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Essential

  • Experience of the higher education system - as student and/or as staff (required for this recruitment round)
  • Master's degree in TESOL/Applied Linguistics (or equivalent), or Cambridge ESOL DELTA
  • English as native language, or equivalent English language proficiency
  • Ideally, at least three years' experience in English language teaching at university level
  • Experience in teaching English for academic purposes
  • Confidence in analyzing language learning and academic performance, and in giving clear and constructive feedback on students' spoken and written work
  • Ability to work in a team, and to teach and assess to agreed criteria

Experience creating and delivering online language learning tasks and use of software related to support various virtual learning environments. 

Conditions of Employment

The contract of employment will be held with ZJU International Campus and the appointment and conditions will be governed by the employment laws of China and the policies and practices of Zhejiang University. 

Application Procedure

To apply, please email the following documents to huanwang@intl.zju.edu.cn

  • A cover letter expressing your interest in the position and a brief summary of your approach to teaching English at university
  • CV that lists teaching experience, major research awards and honors, publications, history of research funding and mentorship
  • Scanned copies of relevant degrees/diplomas, transcripts, and teaching certificates
  • A recommendation letter from current or recent employer (if this is not feasible, please provide names of referees who could be contacted at interview/offer stage) 

Benefits Package is open to be negotiated.

This recruitment is open until filled.

Only successful applicants will be contacted and be invited for an interview. Interviews will be conducted in person or via video online. 

Email to huanwang@intl.zju.edu.cn  

Location: Zhejiang - China
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 27th November 2023
Expires: 26th January 2024
   
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