Location: Haimen Zhongnan Dongzhou International School (Direct Hire)
Position: Commerce Dept - Economics and related Commerce classes
Projected Start Date: February 22nd, 2021
This position has an immediate start date.
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 350 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) English-related degree studies or TESOL, CELTA or equivalent is a requirement for all English positions. Please contact us if you require clarification about your credentials (visa regulation-some dispensations for relevant experience may apply).
• 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 (~3000RMB/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.
Economics (Commerce) – Two Semester Course
Economics is a compulsory area of study in all Commerce/ Business courses at Australian universities. This Foundation subject aims at providing a broad introduction covering many of the possible major topic areas offered at first year undergraduate level. The aim of the subject is to give students an introduction to economic theory; to increase their awareness of the main features of the Australian economy and to expose them to current issues in Australia and the world economy.
Topics: The subject covers Micro Economics in Semester 1 and Macro Economics in Semester 2
Micro topics covered include economic systems, markets, demand & supply, market failure and government intervention, economics of the firm, market structures, efficiency and competition policy. Macro topics explore the Keynesian National Income model, inflation& unemployment, economic growth. International trade and protection, balance of payments, exchange rates, financial sector, Macro Economic policies.
In addition to attendance at lectures and tutorials students are expected to read economic texts, prepare formal tutorial answers. Also to communicate economic ideas and concepts through oral and written tasks and to work independently and in groups to achieve appropriate goals.
Introduction to Accounting (Commerce) - One Semester Course
This is a one semester subject providing students with a basic understanding of the language, skills, concepts and relationships pertaining to accounting. It is expected that students will develop a capacity for problem solving, an understanding the operation of a business and the role of accounting in decision making, as well as demonstrate financial analysis skills and an informed perspective of the accounting process.
Topics: classify accounts under the five elements of the accounting equation; apply the double entry rule to transactions; prepare and balance a T format account and prepare a columnar format account; prepare a chart of accounts; prepare sales, purchases and returns journals; prepare cash receipts journal, cash payments journal and general journal; post to the ledger from journals; prepare a trial balance; identify significant information in the profit and loss statement and the balance sheet; calculate ratios related to profitability, efficiency, liquidity and solvency; follow through each step of the accounting cycle; complete a practice set for a sample business.
Introduction to Management (Commerce) - One Semester Course
Management is a one semester course that exposes students to a range of opportunities to critically evaluate their current skills, identify gaps, focus on their strengths and weaknesses and build the necessary skills for successful academic study. The course describes the interconnection between successful individuals, teams and organisations and provides a basic understanding of the language of organisations and management. It is underpinned by the idea that many of the skills needed for successful study at university are also those shared by successful managers in today’s challenging global environments.
Topics: Student will be introduced to the definitions of management using historical and current management perspectives. An overview of the management framework of planning, organising, leading and controlling, will be enhanced with practical skill building in these areas. Key skills covered in the Management subject include decision making, effective teamwork, time management, conflict resolution, coping with change and developing clear written and oral communication practices.
Introduction to Business Law (Commerce) – One Semester
A basic understanding of law and legal frameworks is necessary for all students intending to undertake a degree in commerce, business and/or law.
The Foundation Business Law curriculum examines the relationship between law and business. Case studies involving issues such as negligence, contracts, e-commerce and intellectual property allow students to actively participate in discussion and to develop academic argument about the impact of law on business.
In addition to attendance at lectures and tutorials, students are required to read legal texts, prepare formal written answers to tutorial questions, respond to case studies and prepare and deliver team oral presentations.
Topics: Introduction to The Australian legal system, Corporations Law, Negligence, Contracts, Resolving Business Disputes, Consumer Law, Intellectual Property Law, E-Commerce and the Law.