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Teach in China

​Teaching Opportunity at Huaqio University​

​The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse has a standing relationship with the English Department at Huaqiao University in Xiamen/Quanzhou, China. This is part of a larger relationship that DePaul has had with Huaqiao since 2012. Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in TESOL program together with an MA in WRD or a related field are preferred applicants for one-year teaching appointments in the Huaqiao English Department. Several DePaul graduates have taught at Huaqiao since 2014.  

Teaching at Huaqiao offers an excellent opportunity to participate in the partnership between the two universities. Visiting Scholars from Huaqiao have spent time at DePaul, and DePaul faculty have led classes at Huaqiao. A full-time university position in China can be a strong foundation for continued work in English language teaching in the U.S. or in other countries. Furthermore, spending time working and living abroad can be an invaluable personal experience and is seen as an asset by employers in many sectors.​

One-year English teaching appointments include:

  • 14 hours of teaching per week
  • Competitive salary
  • International and domestic travel allowance
  • Free single-occupancy living accommodations
  • Medical insurance
  • Paid winter break

2022-2023 Teaching Appointments

Due to the pandemic, it is not clear if teaching appointments for the 2022-2023 academic year will be possible. Potential applicants should consult with WRD Prof. Jason Schneider by March of 2022 for an update. He can also discuss past instructors' experiences at Huaqiao, answer any questions, and describe the potential process of applying for a position and securing a work visa, which has typically included the following elements:​

  • A letter of application in which you explain your commitment to teach at ​Huaqiao for one year and foreground your training and experience to do so;
  • A current CV (or academic resume), which clearly shows an anticipated graduation date for any DePaul program of study in progress;
  • A recent physical exam and a completed Chinese exam form (to be provided);
  • A passport that will remain valid for at least six months beyond the expected completion of the teaching appointment.