Visiting Faculty in China

Forbidden City, Beijing

OVERVIEW

Our Visiting Faculty in China Program enables experts in Israel Studies and Hebrew language instructors to spend a semester teaching at elite universities in China. 

LOGISTICS

Generous stipends and round-trip airfare are provided in the grant award. The host university will provide housing. Chinese semesters run roughly from September to the middle of January and from the middle of February to the end of June.

Positions are available in one of two tracks:

Visiting Faculty

Depending on the placement, Visiting Faculty will teach one or two Israel Studies courses per semester, in English, to top Chinese students.

Hebrew Instructors

Visiting Hebrew instructors will teach two Hebrew classes each semester (level 1 and level 2) to top Chinese students.

ELIGIBILITY 

Visiting Faculty

Post-docs, junior lecturers, and senior professors are eligible for this track. A flexible personality, excellent English skills, and knowledge about modern Israeli government, society, history, and/or Israel in the broader Middle East are required. 

Hebrew Instructors

A flexible personality and experience teaching Hebrew are required.

GRANT RECIPIENT ComMITMENTS 

Visiting Faculty in China grant recipients must agree to our list of commitments.

SEE GRANT RECIPIENT COMMITMENTS

REQUIREMENTS FOR HEBREW TEACHERS IN CHINA

  1. Design the curriculum for and teach two full-semester classes of Hebrew each semester or the equivalent 16 hours a week of teaching time at the University;
  2. Coordinate the precise classes, course content, and the schedule of your classes with the University;
  3. Use the title “Israel Institute Hebrew Teacher” on all correspondence and publications, and whenever you are publicly identified during the period covered by the Grant award, including adding this title to your email automatic signature;
  4. Actively participate in the social and scholarly life of the University;
  5. Respond to Institute surveys about your professional activities during the placement, including sending copies of your syllabi; reporting on course enrollment, conference attendance, and any public / academic talks or panel presentations and the number of people in attendance; and
  6. Comply with all applicable Chinese national and local laws, and University policies and procedures during the Grant Period.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ISRAEL STUDIES SCHOLARS IN CHINA

  1. Teach one full-semester course at the University on the modern state of Israel;
  2. Coordinate the precise classes, course content, and schedule of your classes with the University;
  3. Use the title “Israel Institute Scholar in China” on all correspondence and publications, and whenever you are publicly identified during the period covered by the Grant award, including adding this title to your email automatic signature;
  4. Actively participate in the social and scholarly life of the University;
  5. Offer to speak about modern Israel at public and academic events;
  6. Administer a pre-test and post-test of knowledge about the topic of your classes to measure learning over the course of the semester and report the results to the Institute;
  7. Respond to Institute surveys about your professional activities during the placement, including sending copies of your syllabi; reporting on course enrollment, conference attendance, and any public / academic talks or panel presentations and the number of people in attendance;
  8. If asked, give two Institute-sponsored public lectures and/or write a short essay for the Institute’s magazine; and
  9. Comply with all applicable Chinese national and local laws, and University policies and procedures during the Grant Period.

APPLICATION

This program has a multi-part application process. This is a selective program, and the Israel Institute does not guarantee placement to everyone who applies.

The deadline for applications has passed. Please email Dr. Erika Falk, Program Director, at efalk@israelinstitute.org for more information.

SEE APPLICATION PROCESS

To be considered for the Visiting Faculty in China Program, please submit the following materials:

  1. Our online application;
  2. An academic curriculum vitae (CV);
  3. A statement of intent that explains any experience you have had with China and why you are interested in teaching in China; and
  4. A statement on your teaching experience and philosophy, including these three sections: 

     a) A list of all courses you have taught before, including where and at what level;

     b) A list of courses you could potentially teach about Israel and/or the Middle East, including a one-paragraph description of each; and

     c)  A description of your teaching philosophy.

Note: Please include your full name on all documents you upload with your application.