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Faculty Teach in China Program at Qingdao University of Technology

About

To strengthen collaborative teaching and research between UK and universities in China, the UK Confucius Institute sends three UK faculty (Assistant Professors, Associate Professors, and Professors) to Qingdao University of Technology (QUT) to offer training workshops for their young faculty in July every year. Course participants are full-time faculty from various schools of QUT. 

Important Information

  • Program dates: July 8-28, 2019
  • Responsibilities: 10 class hours and 2 office hours per week, per course
  • Additional opportunities to lead seminars on Higher Education, American Society, and Global Education/Communication
  • Application Deadline EXTENDED: Mar. 10, 2019
  • Decision Notice: March 18, 2019

Program Specifics

Program Details

Program Details

Three UK faculty from various disciplines will be selected to teach in this program. The program will take place on the campus of Qingdao University of Technology, located in Qingdao, China. 

 

Teaching Responsibility

- Length: Three weeks, not including travel time

- Teaching hours:  12 hours, per week, per course

- Program Requirements:

  1. 10 class hours plus 2 office hours per week, per course  
  2. QUT will work with UK faculty to organize several seminars to discuss social and cultural studies, academic research as well as global education and communication (about 12 seminar hours in total). These seminars include, but are not limited to, the following topics:  
    • American Higher Education
    • Development of American Colleges and Universities  
    • American Society and Culture  
    • Global Education and Communication  
  3. UK Faculty must submit a curriculum package that includes readings, class session descriptions, and assignments. All these materials must be sent to Yinghong Huang at yhu256@uky.edu one month prior to the start of the program.  

 

Program Subjects

All courses should be taught in English. Courses include:

  1. Teaching Methodology: 
    • This course introduces pedagogy related to the teaching of all disciplines in English. It offers teaching methods and strategies and gives participants opportunities to put into practice the concepts they’ve learned. In addition, the instructor will present authentic materials from various fields, such as engineering and the humanities, for participant analysis. Participants will engage in discussions with the instructor on how to make discipline-related texts approachable to non-native speakers. Each participant will have the chance to present on the lessons they’ve learned from the course. 
  2.  English Speaking and Writing: 
    • This course aims to improve participants’ oral English communication skills and writing skills, based on task-based, student-oriented methodologies. Participants will also work towards improving their classroom communication and presentation skills. Additionally, they will complete writing assignments on specific topics covered in the course.
  3. Academic English: 
    • This course aims to review English reading and writing techniques to help participants further develop their skills. Instructors will assign homework based on reading materials. Participants will also complete writing assignments on specific topics, such as research abstracts, academic papers, research proposals and reports, research project development reports, and term papers, among others. Conference keynote speeches and academic journal articles will also be assigned as course readings.

Application Process

Applicants should fill out the form (click here) no later than the application deadline. Complete applications include:

  • A complete application form
  • A complete Dean’s recommendation form (click HERE to download)
  • Applicant resume
  • A complete course syllabus

After a complete application is submitted, the OCI and UKCI work with Qingdao University of Technology to determine acceptance by the decision notice date.

Compensation

Compensation

Qingdao University of Technology will cover the following (there might be slight changes every year):

  1. International round-trip tickets (economy class, not exceeding ¥15,000.00/approx. $2160.00) 
  2. Accommodation for 23 days in QUT’s Xueyuan Hotel 
  3. Teaching stipend: $2,000.00 in total /approx. ¥13,800.00  (before tax) 
  4. Meal allowance: ¥150.00 per day (approx. $23.00 per day, 21 days) 
  5. Two Chinese cultural tours 
  6. Office space and equipment provided, including computers, printers, etc. 

Compensation Methods

  • International round-trip airfare will be reimbursed after course is completed at the end of the first week. 
  •  Stipend and allowance will be paid in the second week.

Program Requirements

Program Orientation:

 

The UK Office of China Initiatives and Confucius Institute will host two required orientations for faculty who are selected to go to Qingdao University of Technology.

  • First orientation: Tuesday, March 26, from 5-7 PM at the UKCI space located on the ground floor of the Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library;
  • Second orientation: Tuesday, April 16, from 5-7 PM at the UKCI space located on the ground floor of the Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library.

 

Visa and Passport:

  • A valid passport is needed for this trip. The passport must be valid at least 6 months at the conclusion of the trip, which means, the passport must be valid through December 2019.
  • UKCI will handle the visa application for successful candidates. Candidates are responsible for paying a visa application fee of $333.50.

 

Health and Safety:

  • Successful candidates will be covered under UK’s international insurance and evacuation policy upon registration with the UK International. Completion of this registration is a required element of participation in this program.
  • For questions, please contact Jason Hope at jasonhope@uky.edu.