AcademicsInAsia's vision is to bring kingdom culture through Higher Education in East Asia. AIA offers follow-up coaching, mentoring, networking and a job placement network to guide college students to be kingdom workers.
Conversational English: Approximately 55 of our 132 foreign faculty teach Conversational English classes offered to Freshman and Sophomores. BA Degree Required. Every year we hire about 20 new Conversational English Faculty. If you come with a spouse, he/she may be able to teach one of these classes. Families encouraged to join our faculty! We have 11 families on staff with children. Learn more: www.academicsinasia.com/sias/conversational-english/ 25 Openings
5 English/History/PE Academic Faculty: We are hiring 5 English, 3 History/Cross-Cultural Communication Professors, and 2 PE Teachers. MA Degree Required. Higher salary for higher degrees. See the full list of openings here: www.academicsinasia.com/siasacademiccourses/
Elective Courses (Conversational English teachers are encouraged to propose Spring semester elective content courses. Courses taught in the past include Western Philosophy, Servant Leadership, Worldviews, and Critical Thinking)
5 Primary School Openings: SiasU operates a Chinese Primary school. The foreign faculty teaches English and only needs to be there during the time they are teaching and can come and go when not teaching the class. In this position, there is less in-class Chinese language support. Each year another grade level is added to the primary school. In fall 2023 there will be grades 1-9. We have five foreign faculty working in the Primary School teaching English through song, activities, and playtime. Read more in our FAQ and see our flier: www.academicsinasia.com/sias/sias-university-kindergarten/
Teacher/Media Ambassadors: Ambassadors are full-time faculty who also capture expat faculty, university students, and university international student lifestyles, testimonials, and highlights through video, photos, and blog articles. Their joint efforts can make a video like this:
Administrative Leadership: Coordinator of International Operations The Coordinator of International Operations (CIO) acts as a liaison between the Chinese administration and the international faculty on the SiasU campus. The CIO leads, manages and facilitates the SiasU’ international faculty community, providing professional administrative leadership as the campus’ main international leader. Learn more: www.jobs.academicsinasia.com/jobs/admin-job-sias-university/
Timeline [Estimated] for Fall 2023 New Hires
May 1 - Application Deadline for Spring 2023 Employment.
Feb - April - Interviews and Job Offers. There are two interviews. The first interview provides the opportunity to share about your experiences and what motivates you to join Sias faculty, and to hear about various aspects of life at Sias and the process of joining the staff. The first interview will be with one of our international (probably American faculty). The second interview is with the department one would work in. The interviewer may ask questions about how one handles difficult students in the classroom or what experience one has with EFL students. The second interviewer will be a Chinese national.
June 1 - Email two recommendation letters for processing work visa (one letter emphasizing academic ability and the other emphasizing ability to serve, cross-cultural aptitude or to emphasize adaptability/heart of service leadership).
June 5 - Deadline to sign the employment offer letter.
July 1 - Deadline to send documents to Sias Visa staff (passport, authenticated diploma and medical clean bill of health paperwork).
July 1 - Deadline to email school a doctor's physical to testify of no contagious diseases.
July 1 - Those who do not have an English, TESOL, or Education degree need to complete a $200 online TESOL Certificate. It takes 1-3 weeks to complete.
August 1 - Latest departure date. Sias pays for plane tickets. Departure from an international airport. Domestic travel not covered by Sias.
August 7-14 - Teachers may likely be in quarantine at port city in China.
August 15-17 - Teachers in quarantine at Sias University.
August 18-25 - Culture Team with Teachers.
August 18-31 - Chinese Classes and New Teacher Orientation
After the first year of teaching, we offer scholarships and signing bonus to help pay for graduate school.
+ Round-trip Airfare Relocation Costs to China paid by the host school + Medical Care Allowance & Accident Insurance provided + Free Furnished Apartment: http://www.academicsinasia.com/sias/housing/ (family housing apartments are larger, request pictures if you are a family) Internet and Utilities Paid + 6-8 weeks Paid Holiday and 8-10 more weeks off for summer break. + Free Culture trips every semester: http://www.academicsinasia.com/culture-trips/ + Free Chinese Lessons + Faculty Cafeteria with International Food is now not a required benefit. Meals cooked by western-trained chefs www.academicsinasia.com/food/ + Salaries start from 7,500-12,000 RMB ($1150-1875 USD) a month depending on degree attained. Every year teachers get a raise and signing a 3-year contract after the first semester gives teachers a 16.7% raise.
• Bachelor's degree or higher. • Teaching experience preferred (if you have less than 2-years of teaching experience you will need a China-Approved TEFL certificate). • TEFL or similar certificates preferred. See sample TEFL Certification that qualifies. • We give preference to those with international experience, have a history of being a role-model to students, and are patient and flexible when cultural differences create tension or strain.
Academics In Asia is the international faculty recruiting branch for Sias University, the first American-owned university in Central China. Sias had 130 foreign faculty and each year employs 40-50 new faculty. Our mission is to provide the best orientation and cultural experience for expat teachers to benefit both the teacher and the students. This includes new teacher orientation and on-site support.
Learn more at www.academicsinasia.com and our partner school openings at www.jobs.academicsinasia.com.