Location: Hangzhou Foreign Language School Entel Campus (Direct Hire)
Position: Chemistry/Physics Teacher
Projected Start Date: Immediate; February 2021
Projected Courses: Senior Physics, Senior Chemistry, Labs
Projected Periods: 16-18 45 minutes/week
Please see below or visit the University of New South Wales Foundation Year website for more information about the Commerce program and course descriptions. This is a direct-hire position by the program. Contact us to receive your candidate information package
The University of New South Wales UF High School Program is the #1 ranked offshore Australian program in China. The program is the largest source of undergraduate students from China for the Australian Group of Eight with nearly 95% of its graduates being admitted to the G8 over the program's history. Over 340 students from the program were admitted to Melbourne, Monash, UNSW and Sydney in 2020. Program campuses are currently located in Nanjing, Wuxi, Hangzhou, Xi'an, Xuzhou, Nantong and others.
The UNSW Australian High School program is one of a handful in China embedding a foreign university's postgraduate foundation program with the public high school curriculum. This has been made possible due to the traditionally high achievement and academic background of the partner schools and their respective students. Rising Senior 1 students (Grade 10) must be eligible and have the aptitude to handle an accelerated course of study completing all local and foreign high school credit classes in only five semesters.
Prior to the final year of studies, students apply for one of three study streams offered: Commerce, Physical Science and Design. The Design Stream is the only program in the country offered to Chinese high school students interesting in pursuing university studies in Architecture, Urban Planning, Visual Arts and other related majors.
Requirements (VR=visa requirement)
• Bachelor’s degree in teaching field preferred, Master’s degree desirable. (VR)
• Fluent English
• Minimum of 2 years of teaching experience in related field. (VR)
• Experience or background in western G9-12 school environment desirable.
• Ability to work cooperatively and diplomatically with students, parents, faculty, staff, and administration in a foreign cultural environment.
• Career-oriented and commitment to continued professional development.
• Fluency with computer technology.
• Legally able to work under the labor laws of the People’s Republic of China.
o Pre-requisite work experience (see above)
o Clean background check from home jurisdiction (or possibly previous location of employment) (VR)
o Degree authentication (if from non-Chinese institution) (VR)
o Required docs (FEC cancellation, reference letter) from previous employer if transferring work permit from within China
•Teach projected 16-24 class periods a week (varies by semester)
•Deliver UNSW curriculum through lecture, assessments, practicals, labs and homework.
• Assign and quickly return marked class work, homework, tests and assignments.
•Be available and provide appropriate feedback to students regarding progress and encourage and monitor the progress of individual students.
•Maintain accurate, up-to-date and complete records of students' progress and development.
•Prepare and promptly submit student reports to the program management and school
•Meet UNSW program-wide internal deadlines for submitting student assessment, artifacts, and evaluations
•Develop clear communication channels with colleagues and administrators intra-campus, intra-campus, and internationally.
• Salary commensurate with experience, education, position, and placement
• Furnished teacher's condo flat or housing allowance (~2500RMB/month)
• Travel allowance (~8500RMB upon completion)
• PAID vacation, sick, and personal days
• Domestic accident and medical insurance
• Income tax remittance services
• Airport pickup and personal orientation
• Sponsor work (Z) visa, Foreign Expert Certificate & Residence Permit
• All curriculum and teaching material provided (as developed by UNSW)
• Access to in-country staff and department heads in Sydney for academic support, professional development.
Please contact us through the echinacities portal to get connected with us, receive further information, and begin the application process.
CHEMISTRY COURSE DESCRIPTION
The Chemistry course aims to provide a range of knowledge and skills required for further study in Science and Engineering. From basic principles, this subject develops a deeper knowledge of modern chemistry ideas and applications. On successful completion of the course a student will:
-have a knowledge of the language and basic ideas of chemical science
-have an understanding of the properties of materials and the changes they undergo
-be able to explain the chemical reactions, properties and structures observed or studied using established laws, theories and concepts
-be able to perform a range of simple chemical calculations
-be able to perform a range of simple manipulative and measurement skills associated with a chemical laboratory.
Topics: Fundamental concepts; names of common elements, symbols, formulas and equations; mole concept and mole calculations; periodic table - patterns and trends; atomic structure and chemical bonding, VSEPR theory; states of matter - properties and structure; solutions; gas laws; fuels, calorimetry, enthalpy and thermochemistry. Electrolytes and solubility/precipitation; net ionic equations; reactions of acids and bases; chemical equilibria (Ka and Ksp); oxidation-reduction reactions; electrochemical cells. Organic compounds, nomenclature and typical functional group reactions. Compulsory lab work.
PHYSICS COURSE DESCRIPTION
Foundation Physics aims to provide a range of knowledge and skills required for further study in Science and Engineering. On successful completion of this subject a student will:
-have a knowledge of the language, formulas and basic ideas of physics
-be able to explain the physical phenomena observed or studied using established laws, principles and concepts
-be able to apply laws, principles and concepts to the solution of physical problems
-be able to perform a range of physical calculations
-be able to perform a range of simple manipulative and measurement
skills associated with physics laboratory exercises.
Topics: Classical mechanics: motion, vectors, Newton’s laws, universal gravitation, momentum, work, energy, power, conservation laws, motion of rigid bodies, statics, rotational motion. Wave motion and Optics: nature of waves, sound, light, geometrical optics, image formation, optical instruments, interference, diffraction, polarisation. Electricity and Magnetism: electrostatics, direct currents, Ohm’s law and electric circuits, magnetism, electromagnetic induction, electromagnetic waves. Radioactivity, fission and fusion reactions, mass-energy equivalence.