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Graduate Students Teach/Research in China Program

Every summer, UK Confucius Institute sends qualified UK graduate students to teach in Chinese high schools or colleges for three weeks to one semester. International round-trip airfare and accommodation in China during teaching period are covered. In addition, students will receive a teaching stipend for the courses they teach.  

Campus for Graduate Student Teach/Research in China Program:

Teach at Bejing Institute of Technology, Zhuhai

Eligibility

UK graduate students (PhD students preferred, Masters Students with strong teaching experience will be considered) 
    Chinese University to teach at: Beijing Institute of Technology, Zhuhai, China 

Teaching Responsibility

· Length: One (1) Semester: Fall: 2018 dates TBD or Spring:2019 dates TBD 

· Teaching: Tutorials or faculty teaching aid in classes (English Class: maximum of 20 students; Other subject classes: maximum of 40 students) 
· Teaching hours: At most 10 hours per week 

Subjects

General Education courses. Subjects include but not limited to the following areas: (Language: All courses should be taught in English) 
· Business: Accounting and Finance, Economics, Globalization, Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
· Sciences: Applied Sciences, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science 
· Foreign Language: English Literature & Arts, History 

Compensation

BIT Zhuhai will cover the following: 

  • International Round-trip tickets (Economy coach class, not exceeding $2000.00. Flight route should be from US city to Zhuhai and Zhuhai to US departure city) 
  • One semester accommodation including weekends and holidays in on-campus housing 
    Teaching stipend: RMB8,000 per month before tax (approximately $1,100 before tax) 
  • $3,000 (USD) to be paid monthly at $600(USD) for 5 months (this is for Ph.D students to pay for their UK tuition while away in Zhuhai) 
  • Health Insurance during their semester in Zhuhai 
    At completion of the semester, TAs with good performance may be eligible for a small bonus at the discretion of BIT Zhuhai. 

Apply to teach at Bejing Institute of Technology, Zhuhai

Application Process

Only complete applications will be considered. Please ensure applications are submitted by the deadline. 
Application package includes: 
    a. Application form 
    b. Dean’s recommendation form 
    c. Director of Graduate Studies recommendation form 
    d. Resume 
    e. Cover letter 

OCI &UKCI will work with BIT to determine acceptance 
OCI&UKCI will notify candidates by 2018 date TBD 
Application deadline: 2018 date TBD  

Compensation Methods

· International round trip airfare will be reimbursed upon first week of arrival. 
· Teaching stipend and the $3000 to offset UK tuition will be paid monthly by BIT 

Visa and Passport

· A valid passport is needed for this trip. The passport must be valid at least six months at the conclusion of the trip. 
· UKCI will assist in the visa application for successful candidates. A visa application fee of $333.50 to be covered by the successful applicants. 

Health and Safety

· Successful candidates should purchase their own international travel insurance.  

Trip Orientation

· Office of China Initiatives and Confucius Institute will host two mandatory orientations for graduate students who are selected to go to BIT to prepare them to teach and live in 
Zhuhai.  

For any questions, please contact Dr. Huajing Maske Huajing.maske@uky.edu