Global Professor/Project Coordinator, (China) (Multiple Positions)

Tucson, AZ
Mar 03, 2021
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Position Highlights:

The University of Arizona (UArizona) seeks up to three individuals to teach courses in first-year writing for undergraduate students in dual-degree programs at three universities in China, to begin in August 2021.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities:

Coordinators will teach the equivalent of three Foundations Writing courses per semester, participate in annual program assessment, and assist with up to two hours/week of program activities (e.g., discussion groups, movie nights) for students. Teachers work within the Writing Program curriculum from our main campus in Tucson, Arizona, and receive teacher support from main campus.

In addition to teaching, the project coordinator will coordinate schedules, help welcome and settle new professors, coordinate extracurricular activities, coordinate curriculum between the professors, coordinate with UA Global, the Writing Program, and the partner institution on program administration.

Instructors at Ocean University of China (OUC) in Qingdao, Shandong, will teach students in the UA-OUC program (launched in 2015), which allows Chinese students to earn undergraduate law degrees from both universities in four years, entirely in residence in China. The degree program is the first U.S.-China joint offering in law available fully in residence in China. Students in the program will earn an LLB (the law degree commonly offered outside the United States) from OUC and a bachelor of arts in law from UArizona—taking the same U.S. law courses and receiving the same legal training as UArizona bachelor’s in law students in Tucson.

Instructors at Northwest Agriculture & Forestry University (NWAFU) located near Xi’an, Shaanxi, will teach students in the UA-NWAFU Environmental Sciences undergraduate dual degree program (launched Fall 2020). The UA-NWAFU program allows students to earn their BS from both universities in four years, entirely in residence at NWAFU. NWAFU is ranked among the top 40 universities in China and is one of China’s top three agriculture universities.

An instructor at Sias University located near Zhengzhou, Henan, will teach students in the UA-Sias Music undergraduate dual degree program (launched Fall 2020). Students in the UA-Sias program will earn their BM in performance from UA and a BA from Sias in four years, entirely in residence at Sias.

These positions are part of the English Applied Linguistics Program’s Global English Teaching Fellows Program, which aims to support English language and writing instruction at UArizona global micro-campuses with qualified and innovative teachers in the field of TESOL. We especially seek teachers who have experience in second language writing and genre-based instruction and who have an interest in living and teaching in China. Please indicate in your application letter which location(s) you are interested in teaching at.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Teach Foundations Writing courses
  • Assist in student and program assessment
  • Assist in extracurricular program activities
  • Additional involvement in on-going curriculum development and other professional development projects are encouraged.
  • Leadership of Global Professors and coordination with UA Global, the Writing Program, and the partner institution on program administration.

Compensation package includes:

  • Individual or family on-campus furnished apartment housing
  • Health insurance
  • Annual roundtrip airfare to residence in China
  • Moving allowance (up to $1000)
  • Support for travel to professional conferences (up to $800/year)

Position Start: August, 2021

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MA in TESOL or related field
  • At least two years of experience teaching at the university level, including at least one year teaching English as an additional language (EAL) writers

Preferred Qualifications:

- At least two years teaching first-year or foundations writing at the university level, preferably to second language writers
- Experience with and/or knowledge of online teaching
- Experience living abroad
- Some proficiency in Chinese is preferred but not required

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Full Time

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Job Category:

Teaching Faculty

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$40,000- $45,000 DOE

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Dr. Christine Tardy -- [email protected]

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Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Three Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Cover letter highlighting relevant qualifications and interests (please also indicate any preference for location(s) in your cover letter)
Current CV
Three letters of recommendation are required. Please insert one individual letter of recommendation into the additional document file when applying.
Review of Applications will begin on March 15, 2021

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.