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Beijing Institute of Technology at Zhuhai

If you are a UK graduate student interested in collaborative teaching with new colleagues at the university-level in China, this may be the perfect program match for you.

With this program, you will have the opportunity to: 

  • Hone your teaching skills in an international setting
  • Strengthen your global competency skills through cross-cultural interaction and communication
  • Navigate personally and professionally a new cultural environment

This opportunity is sponsored by the Office of China Initiatives, UK Confucius Institute, UK Graduate School and the Beijing Institute of Technology at Zhuhai (BIT Zhuhai).

Important Information:

  • Location: Beijing Institute of Technology at Zhuhai in Zhuhai, China
  • For questions, contact Dr. Kathryn T. Bliss at k.todd@uky.edu

Eligibility

Matriculating UK graduate students may apply (doctoral students preferred, master's students with strong teaching experience will be considered).

Teaching Responsibility

· Length: one month - one academic year

· All teaching will be for undergraduate students

· Instructional level: teaching assistant

· Number of courses serving as TA & number of students per course: TBD

· Number of class sessions per week & teaching/office hours per week: TBD

Subjects

· Subject area(s) of teaching assistantship will depend on applicant's subject background

· All classes are to be taught in English

 

Compensation

BIT Zhuhai will cover the following:

  • International round-trip tickets: economy coach class, not exceeding $2,000​
  • Free accommodation in on-campus housing
  • Teaching stipend: ​(in proposal stage) 8,000 RMB/month (approx. $1,168.97/month at exchange rate of 6.84 RMB = $1)

 

Application Process

1. Complete application package including ALL items below (application deadline: TBD)

  • Letter of recommendation from applicant's Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) or advising professor
    • Letter should include a statement that the applicant may participate in this program
    • Letter may be emailed to Dr. Kathryn T. Bliss at k.todd@uky.edu
  • Qualtrics application form (link forthcoming)
    • Applicant background information
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Statement of interest
  • An interview with UK Graduate Student Teach in China Program administrators
  • A class observation of your teaching by Program administrator(s)

2. ​Office of China Initiatives, UK Confucius Institute, and the UK Graduate School will work with BIT Zhuhai to determine acceptance

3. Wait for your notification of acceptance (date of notification: TBD)

NOTE: Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be considered.

Passport & Visa

  • A valid passport is needed for this program. The passport must be valid at least 6 months from the conclusion of the applicant's program in China
  • UK Confucius Institute will assist in the visa application for successful applicants. A visa application fee of $333.50 to be covered by successful applicants. (Visa application fee is subject to change depending on the actual cost).

Program Orientation

  • The Office of China Initiatives, UK Confucius Institute and UK Graduate School will host a mandatory orientation for graduate students who are selected to student teach at BIT Zhuhai to prepare them for their teaching and living in Zhuhai, China.