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Teach English at Zhanjiang Ocean University

School Introduction

Zhanjiang Ocean University (ZOU) was established on Jan.10,1997. It was located at Huguangyan, the famous scenic lake at the outskirts of the port-city of Zhanjiang in southeastern Guangdong Province. The university incorporates the former 68-year-old Fisheries Institute and the 45-year-old Agricultural College of Zhanjiang. ZOU is a multidisciplinary ocean university with marine and aquatic sciences as the leading subjects and science, engineering, agriculture, economics and management as subordinated disciplines. In addition to its main task of providing college-degree education, ZOU also offers postgraduate degree and PH.D courses. The applied sciences specialities are the dominant disciplines, while the basic course subjects are subordinated to these. ZOU is one of the universities designated as key projects in Guangdong Province, and the total enrolment of full-time students is 18,000 and will amount to 30,000 by 2010.

Covering a grassland area of over 233,3345sqms , ZOU offers an ideal and peaceful environment for study and work.

So far, the total area of campus structures covers 250,000 sqms. ZOU comprises three institutes(Aquatic, Engineering and Agricultural ), one college (Adult Education )and one department(Economy and Trade) directly under its authority. Preparations are made for a navigation , an economy and trade, and a sci-tech institute, ZOU offers more than 30 specialized courses in aquaculture; marine fishing science and technology; marine engineering; thermal energy and power engineering; machine design; manufacture and automation; navigation; food science and processing; architectural environment and facilities; electronic information engineering; computer science and technology;economics,agronomy; zoology; horticulture and economic management, etc.

In addition , ZOU also offers two master degree programmes in aquaculture and in aquatic products processing and preservation engineering, respectively. These two branches, as well as ,the subject of marine pharmceuticals, are designated as key disciplines in Guangdong Province and authorized to recruit students from abroad. The total number of students, coming from all parts of the country, has reached 18,000 and the faculty, including 320 professors and associate professors, totals 1135.

ZOU possesses advanced teaching-, research-and laboratory facilities, such as a comprehensive lilbrary, a computing centre, an analysis and testing centre, electronic multmedia classrooms, audio-visual laboratories and various other well-equipped installations. There are also 14 organizations of scientific research, e.g. the SCI-TECH Park, the Institute of Marine Organisms, the Institute of Marine Ecomony and Technology, the Research Section of Marine Pharmaceuticals, the Pearl Research Section (the only university research centre of this kind in China), and the Museum of Aquatic Organisms with more than 3,000 specimens on display. ZOU has also set up its own teaching-, production and training basis in freshwater and seawater aquaculuture; it owns a fishing net factory, two training fishing vessels and a machinery workshop . At the same time, ZOU cooperates closely with external enterprises for the training of its students.

At all times, ZOU has paid great attention to scientific research. A great many of the university's sci-tech research achievements have been applied and disseminated, and fine economic returns,as well as social benefits, have been obtained in the propagation of new technologies in pearl culture, fish and shrimp seedling and farming , and netcage culture. Futhermore, new methods of prevention and cure of fish diseases have been developed and breakthroughs in rice hybridization and the cultivation of fast-growing, high-quality strains of bananas have been reached.

Over the years, ZOU has successfully established academic exchanges with several foreign countries such as the USA, Japan and Australia and with the regions fo Taiwan, Hongkong and Macao. World-renowned scientists like Niu Manjiang, the Chinese-American biologist, Prof. Liu Jiangkang of the Institute of Aquatic Products under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Prof. Suyama Michizo, the famous Japanese aquaculture specialist, have been engaged as emeritus professors of ZOU.

Last but not least, ZOU has formulated its own guidelines for academic development;1.give priority to the establishment of academic courses; 2.choose as main task the formation of a strong contingent of highly qualified teachers and 3.adhere firmly to the policy of educational and academic excellence. To realize these lofty aims. ZOU strives to invite talents in a wide variety of fields to come and work for the university. A Board of Trustees has been established so as to draw fully on the experience of those far-sighted members of society who are sympathetic to the cause of marine sciences and education, and not only willing to promote the gradual expansion of ZOU, but also prepared to support whole-heartedly the process of continual upgrading of the quality of teaching and research and the propagation and economic and social application of research findings.


Long term--more than two semesters

Short term--less than two semesters

1. Task

Party B is assigned to teach 16-18 hours per week.

2. At the end of each term, Party B must write a teaching summary, which is to be handed into the director of Foreign Languages Teaching and Research Section and the director of Foreign Affairs Office.

3. Without Party A's consent Party B shall not render service elsewhere or hold concurrently any post unrelated to the work agreed on with party A.


a) Monthly salary will be at least 5000 for Party B who holds a BA, or even higher for who is full of teaching experiences.

b) Salary will be paid monthly. If party B works less than 15 days in one month only half of the amount will be paid.

c) Salary will be paid in Chinese currency (RMB)

d) Weekend extra lectures may be arranged and about 60 RMB paid for per hour.

e) Only one-way air ticket for teacher working half a year.

5. Travelling expenses

Party A will provide Party B with an air ticket for a round trip from Zhanjiang to ____________ via Hong Kong.(long-term contract)

6. Other expenses

a) During this contract, party A will provide party B with a nice furniture apartment , free of charge, cooking facilities will be equipped. Other electric appliances will be supplied accordingly. Gas consumption is paid by Party B. And party A will subsidy party B RMB 150 a month for water, electricity and telephone. The charge for actual consumption of water and electricity and telephone is deducted from the monthly salary.

b)Medical care is arranged at the university clinic. Party B is responsible for paying register fee only. And Party B has to pay for all the medical care outside the university.


Party B shares both all national holidays and two vacations at the university. 1200 yuan (RMB) will be subsidized as traveling expense, which could not be changed into foreign currency. Salary will be issued during the holiday , short trip traveling will be arranged by FAO.(for long-term)

8. Leave of absence and sick leave

a) Party B can ask for sick leave based on a certificate from one of the doctors. If party B fail to recover and come to work after 30 consecutive days, party A has the right to do article 7 item c to invalidate the contract or only 70% of the salary will be paid.

b) If party B has to attend to private affairs during working time, consult party A and ask for leave of absence.

Contract Terms:

Vacancy: 6

Teacher or Expert: teachers

Nationality: Native English speakers and overseas Chinese

Education: BA

Major: language literature, education ,

Contract time: half or one year

Courses: spoken English , conversational English , Reading ,Basic writing , English and America literature

Workload: 16-18 classes per week

Monthly salary(RMB): 5,000+

Flight tip: round-trip

Boarding: cooking utensils provided

Free boarding: apartment

Boarding place: on campus

Time to teach: Sep 1st week of 2010

Contact: Helen Ping

Tel: 86-759-2382274

Fax: 86-759-2284478

E-mail: Englisheast@sina.com, wsb@zjou.edu.cn

Website: http://www.zjou.edu.cn