Xi'an Siyuan University
An Introduction to Xi'an, Shanxi Province, China City in a Glance--- Capital of Shanxi Province
Altitude: 1352 feet
Xi'an, the ancient capital of China, is situated in the central part of the country, between the Weihe River in the north and the Qinling Mountains in the south. The city lies on a major rail route which runs from Lianyungang on the Yellow Sea via Urumqi in the autonomous region of Xinjiang and on to Kazakhstan. There are direct rail links with Beijing and Shanghai as well as flights to most large Chinese cities, including Hong Kong. Xi'an is one of northwest China's chief textile centers, where cotton grown in the artificially irrigated paddy fields in the neighboring countryside is treated and processed. Other major industries are chemicals pharmaceutical manufacturing and civil engineering. (There are several major universities as well as art and trade schools.) Xian probably possesses more items of archaeological interest than any other town or city in China--the most important, of course, being the world-famous Terra-Cotta Warriors.
Xian is an ancient site, and there are layers of cities of different names beneath and around it. The land is fertile, renewed yearly by the silt from the Yellow River. Both nomadic and farming people enjoyed the relatively flat landscape, ready water, and ease of travel. Long ago, traders＊ camps were erected outside the city walls--a mixture of colorful tents, utensils, bags, and bundles. The traders＊ wares were cottons and exotic spices from India, metals and ceramics, scrolls of paintings, and seeds--most of it to be bartered for cascades of silk in all colors and textures to take on the return journey west.
Today's city is smaller than Beijing, the present capital of China, and moves at a slower pace. Trees lend color and softness to most streets. It retains an almost mystical charm. (Source: www.ctsxian.com)
Background of the School
A Brief Introduction to Xi'an Siyuan University
Xi'an Siyuan University, approved by Shaanxi Provincial Education Bureau, is a newly built, modern and regulated private higher institution. In June, 2002, with the approval of Shaanxi Provincial government and recorded by the Chinese University of Education, “Xi'an Siyuan Vocational college”, on the basis of Xi'an Siyuan University, has been founded and put into the National general enrollment plan.
With several years' prosperous development, we have formed a large number of specialties with unique feature motivated by academic advantages in Xi'an . The university has 9 departments, 50 undergraduate courses and vocational training courses, 20,000 students. In April 2002, the university gained the fame “ One of the Ten Largest Famous Private Higher Educational Institutions.”
The Teaching Positions
English teacher needed: 3
Contract period: late- August 2016 to mid-July 2017
Age of Students: 19 to 24 years old (university students)
No. of Students in School: 20,000
Number of Teachers in School: 1,000 (10 foreign teachers)
Holidays: winter holiday in Jan and Feb; summer holiday in Jul and Aug
Medical Allowance: The school will provide free medical service at the school clinic.
Medical Insurance: Medical coverage paid by school.
Extra perks: Free Mandarin lessons
Accommodations: Private accommodations (with one private bedroom) on the university campus. Close to downtown area. It includes one private bedroom, full set of furniture. Washroom. Color TV with cable. Air-conditioner. Heating. Telephone (teacher to pay for local usage). Washing machine. Shower. Western toilet. Microwave. 24 hour Free hot water supply. Free internet access (broadband) in a designated room on campus open up to mid-night.
Closest Airport: The teacher will be picked up by the school on arrival and transported to the airport on departure.
Working visa: Invitation letter will be mailed to teacher to process work visa in his/her own home country before departing for China. Teachers already in China will be assisted in switching over to the university.
Mandarin Lessons: Offered free as a perk.
Air-ticket: The school will reimburse the teacher the cost of round trip air-ticket limited to US$1,000 on completion of the contract. If air-ticket is not required, teacher will be paid cash as a bonus equivalent to a round-trip air-ticket at market price, limited to US$1,000. Historical/tourist areas near the school: Shaanxi History Museum, The Huaqing Pool, Da Yan Tower (The Big Wild Goose Pagoda), The Forest of Steles, Xi'an City Wall, Drum Tower and Bell Tower.