BYU Seeking Qualified Couples, Individuals to Teach in China

Contributed By the Church News

  • 27 November 2016

BYU is looking for qualified couples to teach in China in the 2017–18 academic year. Applications must be received by Friday, January 27, 2017, or preferably sooner.

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  • BYU looks for qualified couples to teach in China in the 2017–18 academic year.
  • Applications must be received by Friday, January 27, 2017, or preferably sooner.

PROVO, UTAH

The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University is seeking qualified couples and individuals to teach at highly respected universities in the People’s Republic of China during the 2017–18 academic year.

Although most teachers are hired to teach oral and written English, there is an increasing need for professionals with experience in the fields of linguistics, business, law, economics, science, medicine, culture, and literature.

While formal teaching experience is recommended, it is not required for placement, nor are Chinese language skills—all classes are taught in English.

Applicants must be active members of the Church, have university degrees, be in a secure financial situation, have excellent emotional and physical health, and be age 64 or younger with no childcare responsibilities. Mid-career professionals in a position to take a sabbatical are encouraged to apply.

Teaching in China is an academic service activity, and teachers are expected to exemplify high moral values, professionalism, and integrity. Teachers do not proselyte actively or passively in accordance with Chinese law.

Assignments are for 11 months beginning August 2017 and include an intense two-week orientation at BYU.

Chinese universities provide teachers with adequate housing and a small living stipend. Airfare is also provided for the participants.

Completed applications for the 2017–18 academic year must be received by Friday, January 27, 2017, or preferably sooner.