Adjunct Instructor in Civil Engineering - Dalian, China

Job description

Valparaiso University (Valpo) is seeking a qualified instructor to teach a three-credit hour undergraduate civil-engineering course in Steel Design over a six-week period.  The classes will be taught as a part of the joint-program established between Valpo and Dalian Jiaotong University (DJTU) in Dalian, Liaoning Province, China.  The professor will join other Valpo faculty and will be supported by English-speaking DJTU staff who will manage all logistics.  Textbooks have been selected and course syllabi have already been created and will be available to the instructor.


  • Course Dates: June 10-July 19.  Plan to leave U.S. June 6.
  • Course: Steel Design
  • Each course will consist of one section of 40-60 students.
  • An English-speaking TA will be provided.
  • Total instruction time for combined courses: 6 hours/week.


  • Competitive Salary
  • Round-trip airfare and visa application expense
  • Housing provided.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Fluency in oral and written English
  • The ability to qualify for a Chinese F, L, M, or Z visa

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
  • Knowledge of Chinese
  • International academic experience (instructor or student)
  • Experience teaching the topic to undergraduate engineering students

Application Instructions

Please submit an application letter, detailed resume (curriculum vita), statement of teaching interests, and three references to Interfolio at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support a diverse community.  Its entire EOE policy can be found at  Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check.




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Posted: 3/5/2019
Application Due: 5/4/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Competitive