International Faculty; Department of English - English Composition and Global Business English

Full-time Instructors of English (teaching Composition and Global Business English courses) on annual international assignment for Fort Hays State University (FHSU) stationed at Zhengzhou Sias University in Henan Province, China or at Shenyang Normal University (SNU) in Liaoning Province, China, with opportunity for annual renewal. Each FHSU faculty position in China is an annual assignment as a non-tenure-track instructor, subject to annual review, with the possibility of continuation.


2023 Spring semester; 2023 Fall semester


-Master’s degree in English, TEFL, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics; MFA in Writing from a regionally accredited university.

-Must be able to provide proof of a minimum of 24 months full-time teaching experience.

-Successful candidates must be eligible to legally work in the United States and be able to apply for and receive a Z visa, residence permit, and work permit in China.

Candidates must meet employment regulations to work legally in China with a Chinese work visa, which has age restrictions (currently, no work visas are being issued to foreigners over the age of 60 except in extraordinary circumstances), background check restrictions (applicants with DUI/DWI or other such infractions are not issued a work permit), various health history requirements, and education authentication with original university diploma, among other documents. Work visas are not being issued to foreign applicants who are unable to provide authentication and proof of educational background.

FHSU will outline these processes as well as assist in acquiring and paying for these documents.


-PhD in English, TESOL, TEFL, Linguistics, or Applied Linguistics from a regionally accredited university, CELTA ,or equivalent certification.

-One to three years’ experience in teaching college composition and/or ESL/EFL writing is preferred.

-Familiarity with teaching ESL/EFL students, international students, especially Chinese students

-Prior experience working abroad.

-Strong teaching, communication, and cross-cultural skills.

-Practiced use of Learning Management Systems (Blackboard is our LMS in China).


This position entails teaching four sections (up to 30 students in each) per semester of courses taught by the English department, following FHSU Department of English policies and procedures. Course overload opportunities are optional.

FHSU offers an array of English and Global English courses in our Sias program.

ENG 101: English Composition 1

ENG 102: English Composition 2

GLE 104: Introduction to Business English

GLE 290: Listening and Conversation

GLE 300: Business and Professional Presentations

GLE 320: Cross-Cultural Communication

GLE 360: Writing in the Professions

GLE 380: Global and Social Networking

GLE 460: Approaches to Global English

FHSU offers two English department courses in our program at SNU.

ENG 101: English Composition 1

ENG 102: English Composition 2

Other duties include department and university service (90% Teaching; 10% Service). After training in Hays, the faculty member will teach classes face-to-face for FHSU in Shenyang, China or in Xinzheng, China. The faculty member will live on campus among other FHSU international faculty. All courses will be delivered in English.

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