International Instructor - Health and Human Performance (R-0970)
The Department of Health and Human Performance at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas seeks a full-time position in Health Education beginning in the fall 2018 located in China.
The successful applicant will be willing to strive for teaching excellence, to experiment with new pedagogies, and to collaborate with colleagues from diverse disciplines in support of the institution’s liberal arts mission. An earned masters’ academic degree in Public Health, Health Promotion, Health Science, or similar health-related field is required. Ability to teach general health education courses, program planning and evaluation, health informatics, and public health ethics is preferred in addition to various undergraduate courses as needed. Additionally, the selected candidates must successfully pass a background check.
Courses will be delivered to FHSU students on-site at Sias International University in China. This position will require relocation to China. All instruction is conducted in English, so familiarity with the Chinese language is not required.
Sias International University is located in Xinzheng (near Zhengzhou) in the Henan Province. This university offers a residential campus environment to over 20,000 Chinese and international students while partnering with FHSU to offer degree programs to select colleges within the university.
Successful candidates must be eligible to apply for and receive a Z visa, residence permit, and work permit in China. FHSU will assist in acquiring and paying for these documents.
About 15 years ago, FHSU became one of the earliest universities approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education to offer dual Western/Chinese degrees in China. Currently, the institutions offer several dual bachelor degree options.
FHSU provides round-trip transportation (and additional reasonable expenses) for travel to and from China. All instruction is supported with the Blackboard learning management system. Applicants must demonstrate an ability to communicate and interact well with students from other cultures, FHSU faculty members, FHSU International Coordinators, FHSU administrators, and the administrators at our Chinese partner universities.
About Sias International University Community:
Sias is located in Xinzheng, in the Henan Province of China. Sias is approximately 45 minutes south by car from Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province. Sias is a private university founded in 1998 by Dr. Shawn Chen, a dual citizen of the United States and the People’s Republic of China. Sias supports the greatest number of foreign faculty of any university in China: more than 180 English-speaking, foreign faculty members teach at Sias. This environment offers a unique opportunity for faculty members to interact with academic professionals from around the world. Sias has a close relationship with the State of Kansas: Henan Province and Kansas are sister states, while Hays and Xinzheng are sister cities.
Benefits Provided by Fort Hays State University:
• Transportation to China to begin the academic year.
• A $2,200 stipend for return travel on the faculty member’s own schedule at the end of the academic year.
• Health, retirement, and associated benefits package.
• Administrative and cost assistance in attaining work permits.
Additional Benefits Provided by Sias International University:
• Free housing in the faculty apartment complex located on the Sias campus. Stipend for utilities. Baths include Western-style toilets. Spouses and children are permitted to live with FHSU faculty members stationed at Sias.
• Meals are provided in the faculty dining hall and include both Western and Chinese selections. Food service is available three meals a day, seven days a week during the academic semesters.
• Holidays as stipulated by laws of China, as well as most typical Western holidays.
• Gym, indoor pool, spa, and other similar fitness facilities available for a small membership fee.
• Sias-sponsored cultural and historic experiences in China.
• Exposure to a diverse international community of faculty, students, and visitors.
These benefits are subject to change by Sias, but have been in place for many years.
APPOINTMENT DATE: August 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
BENEFITS: Competitive benefit package http://www.fhsu.edu/humanresourceoffice/Prospective-Employees/
APPLICATION PROCESS: To apply for this position, please visit https://fhsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CAREERS. Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.
REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS: Interested candidates should send a statement of teaching philosophy, a current curriculum vita, graduate and undergraduate official transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of references. Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information about Fort Hays State University, please visit our website at www.fhsu.edu
If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Name: Dr. Jeffrey Burnett
ABOUT FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY:
Founded in 1902, FHSU is a leading, forward-thinking university of the Midwest, with student enrollment of more than 15,000 (including 4,600+ on the Hays campus, a unique China partnership program with enrollment of 3,500+ students, and Virtual College enrollment at over 6,800+). Over 400 faculty and more than 500 professional and staff support and guide degree and certificate programs for the associate’s, bachelor's, and master's programs, and for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice, representing 31 departments within these academic divisions:
- College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship
- College of Education
- College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
- Peter Werth College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics
- Graduate School
Fort Hays State University provides exceptional opportunities for students from Kansas, the region, and the world, and the University attracts goal-oriented students who want premier learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom combined with one-to-one attention and support. FHSU students graduate with the knowledge, professional skills, and confidence to have a competitive edge in their chosen careers. Upon graduation, 95% of FHSU students find a job or placement in graduate school.
ABOUT HAYS, KS:
Candidates will discover a locale where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with an optimal quality of life. Fort Hays State University is located in Hays, Kansas, a vibrant, growing community of over 20,000 that takes great pride in the University's presence. Hays is a celebration of historic and contemporary contrasts, evidenced in its frontier roots highlighted throughout the city and local museums and in its redeveloped downtown area where residents enjoy one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shopping, and a vibrant arts scene. This community’s commitment to the future inspires Hays businesses to reinvest locally.
A welcoming and family-centered community, Hays offers premier healthcare services, a growing high-tech and retail business community, and excellent Pre-K and K–12 schools in both the private and public sectors. The City of Hays has long been known as a safe community, and the FHSU campus is recognized by the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018 as one of the Top 100 Safest College Campuses in America. For entertainment, recreation, education, employment, or simply for a comfortable place to live, residents of all ages will find in Hays the elements that contribute to a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling lifestyle.
Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.
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