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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

Apply for a 2020-2021 Teaching Appointment

To be considered for a 2020-2021 teaching appointment at Huaqiao, applicants should consult with WRD Prof. Jason Schneider by February 2020. He can discuss details of the job, answer any questions, and describe the process of applying for a position and securing a work visa, which will include the following elements:

  • A letter of application—approximately 300 to 400 words—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 no later than June 2020 for any DePaul program of study in progress;
  • A recent physical exam and a completed Chinese exam form (to be provided);
  • A valid passport that is not dated to expire before 1/1/2022.