(Compensation Package includes: $1000 stipend + paid travel to Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Beijing + room and board)
The position of Teaching Fellow at IDEAS Summer School Camp is offered to post-secondary or university students with skills and interests teaching both English and other branches of the humanities. Teaching Fellows are creative individuals who are 19 or older, passionate about a career in teaching, and eager for a cross-cultural, résumé-building experience at an innovative new boarding program in China. Transportation, meals, accommodations, and cost of visa will be provided, along with a modest stipend.
IDEAS Summer School Camps are in residence for two weeks at three different school campuses: United World College (UWC) in Changzhou, and Harrow International School in Hong Kong, and an international school in Beijing. Student-campers come from all over China to participate in an English immersion program that combines exciting courses in science and humanities with physical education, studio art, and traditional summer camp games. Faculty are fluent English speakers from the United States and the United Kingdom who share a commitment to positive youth development in an entertaining and supportive environment that opens young minds to the joys of discovery, friendship, and global awareness. For more than a decade, IDEAS has been a world leader in blending the best Western youth development programs with the best Chinese staff and facilities.
Within the guidelines of an interdisciplinary course description provided by IDEAS, Teaching Fellows will design the specifics of interactive, two-week English and humanities courses for Chinese 8-12-year-olds with emerging English skills. All teaching will be conducted in English and each Teaching Fellow will enjoy the in-room support of one English-speaking Teaching Fellow and/or one bilingual Chinese-speaking Camp Counselor. Morning classes will have 12-14 student-campers; afternoon classes will have 25 student-campers. In the late afternoon and evening, during which student-campers enjoy physical education, art, and games, Teaching Fellows will have time to relax and prepare for the following day’s classes.
Competitive hiring begins on February 1 and will be completed no later than May 1st, after which IDEAS will pay for and provide assistance procuring the appropriate Chinese visa. Also in May, IDEAS will provide Teaching Fellows with: detailed course descriptions and learning objectives; engaging online orientation and training; and detailed travel itineraries. Teaching Fellows will be asked to draft and submit their day-by-day course syllabi and materials lists by June 1st, allowing the rest of the teaching team to provide support and suggestions on a final draft, due on June 15th.
In late June, Teaching Fellows will travel to Shanghai and gather in Changshu (just northwest of Shanghai) with Master Teachers (English-speaking science faculty) and IDEAS support staff for a 7-day orientation and training. Meals and accommodations will be provided. Between each of the three 13-day sessions, Teaching Fellows will enjoy paid transportation to the next school campus, a guided tour in or near the host city, and fellowship with their new colleagues. A special week of rest, fellowship, and tourism is scheduled for the week between Session 1 and Session 2. Room and board will be provided at each campus and Teaching Fellows will have time in the day and evening to prepare for the following day’s classes.
Important Dates (to consider before applying)
Preparatory Responsibilities (after hire)
In order to be eligible for Teaching Fellow status, candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:
The strongest Teaching Fellow candidates exhibit the following traits:
*Individual Chinese Income Tax will be deducted
**No partial contracts are permitted. In the unlikely event of injury or illness that prevents the Teaching Fellow from completing the required nine-week commitment, IDEAS will compensate Teaching Fellows for the number of days worked.
***Summertime, one-way, economy-class fares from the US and UK average $750.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
IDEAS believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization that enables our young participants and adult employees to thrive under the guidance of sterling role models. We are committed to building an exceptionally talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our young participants. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community through creating a space for important dialogue about issues of culture and identity. As an equal opportunity employer, IDEAS hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or veteran status.
Job Type: Contract
Salary: $400.00 to $500.00 /month