Confucius Institute Taking Applications for Summer Teaching Programs at Chinese Universities

By Whitney Hale

(Feb. 26, 2016) — In order to strengthen collaborative teaching and research between the University of Kentucky and China's universities, the UK Confucius Institute is offering three summer teaching programs at Jilin, Shanghai and Qingdao Technological universities. UK faculty wishing to apply to any of these summer programs, should submit their application by Friday, March 4.

UK Faculty China Short-Term Teaching Program in Jilin University

The UK Confucius Institute is working with Jilin University Academic Affairs Office and Office of International Affairs to present the 2016 UK Faculty China Short-Term Teaching Program at Jilin University, in Changchun, China, as part of the university's 2016 UK Education Week @ JLU.

Eight UK faculty from various disciplines will be selected for this opportunity to teach at JLU for a three-week period running May 15 through June 4. Faculty participating in the program will be expected to:

· teach four class hours twice each week for three weeks;

· give a presentation on research in the field;

· participate in activities provided by the department and university; and

· work with JLU faculty to develop a collaborative research plan.

All courses will be taught in English.

As part of this program, JLU will cover travel and accommodations and provide a $1,200 teaching stipend.

Faculty interested in applying for the 2016 UK Faculty China Short-Term Teaching Program at Jilin University should submit an application packet to Jie Dai, special project coordinator at UK Confucius Institute, at jda242@g.uky.edu. Applications should include:

Shanghai University Elite Teaching and Research Program

In Shanghai, China, the UK Confucius Institute is working with Shanghai University Office of International Affairs to launch the SHU Elite Teaching and Research Program. Via this opportunity, five UK faculty will be selected to do research and teach at SHU.

As part of this month long program, UK faculty will:

· work with a SHU partner professor to develop a collaborative research project;

· give two presentations on research in the field;

· participate in activities provided by the department and university; and

· teach a one-credit course.

All teaching will be done in English. UK associate professors and full professors from various disciplines may apply for this program. Individuals participating in this program must complete their one month period between May 10 and July 10.

For this program, SHU will cover travel and accommodations and provide a $1,200 teaching stipend.

Faculty interested in applying for the 2016 UK Shanghai University Elite Teaching and Research Program, should submit an application packet to Yang Zengxiang, China Partnership associate director at UK Confucius Institute, at zya229@uky.edu. Applications should include:

The UK Confucius Institute will notify candidates of their selections by March 20.

UK Faculty China Short-Term Teaching Program in Qingdao Technological University

In Qingdao, China, the UK Confucius Institute is working with Qingdao Technological University to launch the UK Faculty China Short-term Teaching Program. As part of this program, three UK faculty will be selected to teach for three weeks this summer at Qingdao Technological University from July 11-31.

As part of this program, UK faculty will:

· teach 10 class hours plus work two office hours per week per course;

· work with Qingdao Technological University to organize several seminars to discuss social and cultural studies, academic research as well as global education and communication; and

· submit a curriculum package, including selections of reading articles, classroom training instructions and homework.

All courses will be taught in English. Assistant, associate and full professors at UK in various disciplines may apply.

For this program, Qingdao Technological University will cover travel and accommodations; provide a $2,000 teaching stipend, $150 meal allowance, office space and equipment; and offer two Chinese cultural tours.

Faculty interested in applying for the 2016 UK Faculty China Short-Term Teaching Program at Qingdao Technological University, should submit an application packet to

Lian Zhu, Chinese instructor at the UK Confucius Institute, at lian.zhu@uky.edu. Applications should include:

The UK Confucius Institute will notify candidates of their selections by March 15.

A gateway for Chinese language, culture and art to the people of Kentucky, the UK Confucius Institute provides leadership, support and coordination for Chinese language and programs in K-12 schools as well as on UK's campus; assists and facilitates establishing and maintaining faculty and student exchanges between UK colleges and Chinese universities; conducts Chinese language and cultural exchange; and promotes education about China on campus, across the Bluegrass region, and throughout the Commonwealth.

For more information on these UK Confucius Institute's summer teaching programs, contact Huajing Maske, director of UK Confucius Institute and executive director of the Office of China Initiatives, at huajing.maske@uky.edu.

UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: uky.edu/uk4ky. #uky4ky #seeblue

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