General Education Instructor (Fall ’24)

March 14, 2024

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Shanghai, China




Language, Writing & Culture, Art, Law, Political Science, Education, Literature

Job Title:   General Education Instructor (start September 2024)
Department: Northern Arizona University-Tianhua College Joint Institute (JI)
Reports to: Director or Program Coordinator
Location: Shanghai Normal University Tianhua College (School of General Education)
Addr: 1661 North Shengxin Road, Jiading District, Shanghai, 201815 China
Deadline: Open until filled
Main Responsibilities

Teach a full teaching load of 1-2 selected courses in the following:

ESE320 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3 credits)
BME210 Foundations of Multicultural Education (3 credits)
ESE280 Introduction to Children with Exceptional Needs (3 credits)
ECI302 Children’s Literature (3 credits)
ECI409 Literacy in Early Childhood (3 credits)
ECI317 Blended Methods in Early Childhood Math & Science (3 credits)
ECI318 Social Studies, Child, Family and Cultural Relationships (3 credits)
ESE436Foundations of Special Education: Early Childhood (3 credits)
ECI402 Integrated Lit I: Develop Literacy, Language in the Elementary School (3 credits)
ECI319 Integrated Curriculum and Assessment in Early Childhood (3 credits)
EPS340 The Educational Psychology of Learning (3 credits)
ECI 321 Elementary School Curriculum (3 credits)
ECI 330 Evaluation of Learning (3 credits)
ETC447 Technology In The Classroom (3 credits)
ENG301W Language And Literacy (3 credits)
ECI497C Capstone (3 credits)
TSM303 Knowing And Learning In Science (3 credits)
ECI403 Integrated Lit II: Reading Theory, Decoding, Evidence-based Practices, And Lang Arts In The Elem Sch (3 credits)
ECI405 Mathematics And Evidence-based Practices In The Elementary School (3 credits)
BME430 Methods And Materials In Second Language Teaching And Structured English Immersion (3 credits)
ECI 406 Science And Evidence-based Practices In The Elementary School (3 credits)

Plan, prepare, and teach well-developed lessons based on the curriculum provided by theJI
Select and sequence appropriate materials, resources, and approaches according to the course/content area and the needs of learners
Provide adequate number of quizzes and tests to assess students (formative and summative assessments) and provide relevant and timely feedback on performance to students and academic personnel at the International Programs management of JI Teaching Committee
Maintain current lesson plans, assessment data (i.e., grades), and attendance records
Counsel students who are failing to attend.  Report to the proper authorities for corrective action
Utilize teaching technology when available and appropriate


Master’s degree in Education or a related field (minimum)
Ph.D. degree in Education or a related field (preferred)
(Related fields include Education, Counseling Psychology, Literature, Art, Social Science or related disciplines)


Two years teaching experience teaching education related courses at the University level
Native or near-native proficiency in English as evidenced by educational background and/or relevant and reputable English proficiency scores
Capability to solve problems in an academic environment
Capacity for prioritizing conflicting demands
Demonstrates good critical thinking skills to understand student and staff issues
Ability to be flexible when situations demand
Basic computer literacy especially in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


Competitive month salary
Fully furnished single apartment
Round trip airfare (reimbursed)
Free lunch
The university will cover all costs of visa and work permit
Health insurance

Those interested in applying should include the following information:

1) a cover letter addressing experience relevant to the main responsibilities of the position
2) a curriculum vitae;
3) names and contact information for three references.

Submit items 1–3, in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document

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