Jining University

Qufu City, Shandong Province

Introduction
 

  
Located in Qufu, Shandong Province, the tourist area, which includes the Mansion, Temple and Cemetery of Confucius(1), enjoys a worldwide fame as a traditional Chinese cultural site. They attract numerous tourists from both home and abroad annually. In 1994, they were listed as world cultural heritage sites.


The Mansion of Confucius is the living quarters of the first grandson of Confucius, a great philosopher, educator and a founder of Confucianism. It is also known as Master Yansheng's Mansion because in 1055, or the second year of the reign of Song Emperor Zhaozhen, Kong Zongyuan, the 46th generation male descendant of Confucius was given the title 'Master Yansheng'. The title was passed down to Kong Decheng, the 77th generation male descendant of Confucius.

With an area of 160,000 square meters, the mansion has nine courtyards with 463 rooms along the east, west and middle routes. The main part of the mansion centers the houses along the middle route . The first four yards contain offices and the other five serve as residences. At the rear it is a garden. The mansion stores more than 9,000 volumes of files from 1534 (the 13th year of the reign of Ming Emperor Jiaqing) to 1948 and great quantities of rare and precious cultural and historical relics.

The Temple of Confucius served as a place for worshipping Confucius in various dynasties. In 478 B.C., the second year after Confucius' death, the ruler of the State of Lu converted Confucius' former residence, the three-room mansion, into a temple and made it a place for worshipping Confucius. The temple was constantly renovated and expanded to its present size by emperors of the Western Han Dynasty and the following historical periods. It covers an area of 218,000 square meters and is 1,120 meters in length from south to north. There are nine courtyards and 466 rooms along three routes in the left, right and middle. The temple has an outer wall, with four corner towers, which shelters ancient pines. The main buildings along the middle route are Kuiwen Pavilion, Thirteen Stele Pavilion, Xingtan Pavilion, Dacheng Hall, Hall of Confucius' Wife and Shengji Hall. Dacheng Hall stands out and is the main hall where Confucius was worshipped.

The temple houses some 2,000 tablets dating from the Western Han Dynasty right up to the founding of New China. They are one of the largest collections of tablets in the country. There are now three exhibition halls displaying tablets from the Han dynasty and Six Kingdoms of Wei, stone statues from the Han Dynasty and calligraphic carvings on Yuhonglou tablets. The 17 tablets of Han Dynasty are the largest collection in the country in term of quantity reserved in one place.

The Cemetery of Confucius is about 1.5 kilometers north of Qufu and is the Confucius family cemetery. It takes up 1.998 million square meters and around it there is a seven-kilometer-long hedge. The pavilions, towers, halls and archways built in various historical periods are set in a forest. Behind the Zhushui Bridge is the graveyard, dating from the Eastern Zhou, which houses the tomb of Confucius, the tombs of his son Kong Li and grandson Kong Ji. The tomb of Confucius is 6.2 meters high and has a circumference of 88 meters. 

Brief Introduction of the University
  
Jining University is a full-time comprehensive four-year university that is located in Qufu, the oriental holy city as well as the birthplace of one of the greatest thinkers and educators in the world, Confucius. Taking root in the hometown of Confucius and Mencius, the university has been shouldering the task of carrying forward the essence of traditional Chinese culture. It has produced more than 60 thousand qualified graduates since its establishment in 1950s.


The campus of Jining University covers an area of 940,000 square meters and the total building area reaches about 350,000 square meters. The university consists of 13 departments and 49 majors, covering 7 main academic disciplines: literature, history, law, education, science, engineering, and management.

Currently, the total number of the teaching staff is more than 930 including 31 professors and 122 associate professors. The full-time enrollment of the students is over 11,000. The building area of the library is 40,000 square meters. It has a collection of more than one million volumes. The teaching instruments and equipments of the university is worth more than 60 million RMB. 

In recent years, the university has paid much attention to international exchanges and has established good relations with universities from the USA, Sweden, Russia, South Korea and so on. We also have sent some teachers to attend the international academic meetings.

Full-time English and Computer Teachers needed

Number required: 3-4 Posts

Requirements: BA and TESOL /TEFL. Some teaching experience preferred

Monthly Salary: 5,000RMB for BA; 5,500RMB for MA

Teaching hours: 16 hours per week

Monthly Salary: 4,500RMB (For Computer Teacher) 

Teaching hours: 12 hours per week

Accommodation: A free private apartment will be provided. The apartment includes two bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathroom (With air-condition, TV, Bed, Sofa. etc.). free ADSL Access . Fridge, and cooking utilities.
 

Internet access (Free): internet access at the apartment

Age of students: college students
 

Insurance: The same treatment as the colleagues in our school

Closest Airport: Jinan airport

Paid Holiday: 2 days off per week; public holidays in China and more than one month winter holiday.

Airticket reinbursement: The school will reimburse the teacher the cost of round trip air-ticket on completion of the one school year contract for 8000RMB in total.

Travel Allowance: 2000RMB for one school year