POSITION DESCRIPTION: Ongoing recruitment for full-time positions on annual international assignment for the Fort Hays
State University (FHSU) ) stationed at Zhengzhou Sias University in Henan Province, China or at Shenyang Normal University in Liaoning
Province, China, with opportunity for annual renewal.
Each faculty position in China is an annual assignment as a non-tenure-track
faculty, subject to annual review, with the possibility of continuation. Continuation provides $1,000 added to base salary every year as
part of an annual retention plan, up to seven years.
- A Master’s degree
with 18 or more graduate credit hours in management, economics, finance, marketing, information systems, or other related areas from a
regionally accredited university. Master’s degree holders should have significant and substantial professional business experience.
Selected candidates should meet HLC’s minimum requirements to be qualified as an academic professional.
- 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 also 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
(including a diversion/ dismissal) or other such infractions are not being issued a work permit), various health history requirements, and
education authentication (currently, no work visas are being issued to foreigner applicants unable to provide authentications and proof of
FHSU will outline these processes, as well as assist in acquiring and paying for these
- An earned doctoral degree in related fields is strongly
- Familiarity with teaching ESL/EFL students, international students, especially Chinese students; prior experience working
- Strong teaching, communication, and cross-cultural skills
- Practiced use of Learning Management Systems (Blackboard
RANK: Instructor (master’s degree) or Assistant Professor (doctoral)
APPOINTMENT DATE: February 1, 2021 for the spring semester; August 8, 2021 for fall semester
DEADLINE: This posting will be used to develop a pool of qualified faculty for our international positions located in China. This
is an ongoing recruitment and when you apply, you are submitting your application documents to that applicant pool. When the need arises to
hire a new faculty member, applicants with complete applications already in the pool will have priority status for interviews.
SALARY: Salaries and benefits are competitive for qualified applicants.
Benefits Provided by Fort Hays
- Transportation to China to begin the semester.
- A $2000 stipend for return travel on the
faculty member’s own schedule at the end of the academic year.
- Health, retirement, and associated benefits package.
$200 one-time payment for costs associated with obtaining work permits. Competitive benefit package.
- Continuing faculty receive
$1,000 added to this base salary as part of an annual retention plan, up to seven years.
Competitive benefit package http://www.fhsu.edu/humanresourceoffice/Prospective-Employees/
Additional Benefits Provided by
Zhengzhou Sias International University:
- Free housing in the faculty apartment
complex located on the Sias campus. Furniture and air conditioning included. Stipend for utilities. Bathrooms include Western-style
- Spouses and children are permitted to live with FHSU faculty members stationed at Sias.
- Meals are available for
purchase in the faculty dining hall and include both Western and Chinese selections. Food service is available three meals a day, seven days
a week during the academic semesters.
- Holidays as stipulated by laws of China, as well as most typical Western
- Gym, indoor pool, spa, and other similar fitness facilities available for a small membership fee.
cultural and historic experiences in China.
- Exposure to a diverse international community of faculty, students, and
These benefits are subject to change by Sias but have been in place for many years.
Provided by Shenyang Normal University:
- Free housing on the SNU campus. Furnishings include a kitchen, flat-screen TV, and air
conditioning. Some utilities are covered; a stipend is provided for Internet access.
- Bathrooms include Western-style toilets and a
- Spouses and children are allowed to live with FHSU faculty members stationed at SNU.
- Holidays as stipulated
by the laws of China.
- Gym, indoor pool, spa, and other similar fitness facilities available for a small fee.
- Exposure to a
diverse international community of faculty, students, and visitors.
These benefits are subject to change by SNU but have been
in place for many years.
FHSU offers a wide array of management, marketing, economics, and
finance related courses in our International Program. During the academic years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022, we anticipate teaching the
following undergraduate level courses:
ECON 644 International Economics
FIN 641 Financial Markets and Institutions
645 International Finance
We may add or remove courses or programs from time to time and we expect our faculty members to be flexible
enough to adapt to such changes. All instruction, course deliverables, and other work are conducted in English. If need arises, faculty will
be required to teach in other campus locations and modalities. Likewise, additional service responsibilities may be added to ensure
workloads of eight courses per year.
The successful candidates will exhibit a scholarly interest and a commitment to remain active in
a scholarly manner throughout their career. The RCOBE recognizes scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and pedagogy. Joint
publications are encouraged – particularly in collaboration with partner school faculty and students.
Service to the
University, College, Departments, RCOBE international program, the region, and/or profession is expected as well. Typical service tasks
include student advising, participating in co/extra-curricular activities, mentoring junior faculty, among others.
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.
APPLICATION PROCESS: To
apply for this position, please visit https://fhsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CAREERS.
REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS: Applicants should
submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references. Applicant documents should be submitted
as a single PDF file.
If you have questions regarding these positions, please contact:
Dr. Robert Lloyd, Assistant Professor
& International Program Coordinator
ABOUT THE COLLEGE:
Mission: The Robbins College of Business and
Entrepreneurship at Fort Hays State University offers highly engaging educational experiences, preparing and supporting our students and
alumni for professional success in a dynamic, global environment. Our focus is on instructional engagement. Faculty add value to student
instruction and the community through scholarly activity and ongoing professional engagement. The College provides service that benefits the
university, our disciplines, and the greater community. (Adopted by COBE Faculty on May 4, 2016).
college consists of four large and growing departments: Applied Business Studies; Economics, Finance, and Accounting; Informatics; and
Management and consists of more than 50 full-time faculty supported by key staff. In addition to a wide range of undergraduate programs, it
has a significant sized Master of Business Administration program and also offers Master of Professional Studies degrees in Human Resource
Management and varying areas of Informatics. On-campus students majoring in these academic areas number approximately 800 and domestic
distance learning students number 1370. The COBE is housed in the historic, but recently remodeled McCartney Hall and newly constructed
Hammond Hall. In addition to on-campus offerings, the college offers several undergraduate and graduate degrees on-line. It also
participates in joint degrees with two partners universities in China. Among the college’s many unique attributes is the Dane G.
Hansen Entrepreneurship Scholarship Hall which opened with the 2016-2017 academic year. Website: http://www.fhsu.edu/rcob/
ABOUT FORT HAYS STATE
Founded in 1902, FHSU is a leading, forward-thinking university of the Midwest, with student enrollment of more
than 15,500 (including 4,500+ on the Hays campus, a unique China partnership program with enrollment of 4,000 students, and Virtual College
enrollment at over 7,000). Over 400 faculty and more than 500 professional and staff support and guide degree and certificate programs for
the associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s programs, and for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice, representing 31 departments within
these academic divisions:
- College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business
- College of Education
- College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
- Peter Werth College of Science,
Technology, and Mathematics
- Graduate School
Fort Hays State University provides exceptional opportunities for students
from Kansas, the region, and the world, and the University attracts goal-oriented students who want premier learning experiences both inside
and outside the classroom combined with one-to-one attention and support. FHSU students graduate with the knowledge, professional skills,
and confidence to have a competitive edge in their chosen careers. Upon graduation, 95% of FHSU students find a job or placement in graduate
Overview of FHSU partnerships in China:
About 15 years ago, FHSU became one of the earliest
universities approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education to offer dual Western/Chinese degrees in China. Currently, the institutions offer
several dual bachelor’s degree options. All instruction is conducted in English, so while familiarity with the Chinese language is not
required, it is helpful. In addition, FHSU faculty in China enjoy on-the-ground access to research opportunities and other scholarly
activities, including access to FHSU’s online research databases. Over the years, faculty members have developed unique quantitative
and qualitative data sets while working in China and have been productive scholars during their employment.
Shenyang Normal University Community:
Shenyang is the capital city of Liaoning Province and hosts a population of
approximately 8.5 million people. Shenyang offers numerous fascinating cultural activities connected by a modern subway system. As the
transport hub of Northeast China, Shenyang is served by air, rail, a two-line north/south and east/west subway system, an extensive network
of streets and expressways, and bus service throughout the city. A new tram network system offers inexpensive subway-to-airport
transportation. SNU is a Tier-2 public university with an expansive, beautiful campus and affords a tranquil, independent working
environment. FHSU has a long-standing, productive relationship with SNU.
About Zhengzhou Sias University:
Sias is located in Xinzheng, a growing city in Henan Province of China. Sias is approximately 45 minutes south by car from Zhengzhou, the
capital of Henan Province. Sias is a private university founded in 1998 by Dr. Shawn Chen, a dual citizen of the United States and the
People’s Republic of China. Sias supports the greatest number of foreign faculty of any university in China: more than 180
English-speaking, foreign faculty members teach at Sias. This environment offers a unique opportunity for faculty members to interact with
academic professionals from around the world. Sias has a close relationship with the State of Kansas: Henan Province and Kansas are sister
states, while Hays and Xinzheng are sister cities.
Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual
orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.
Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and
successfully completed a criminal background check.
Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes
working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS
representative or www.kpers.org for further information
on how this might affect you.
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