Nanjing Agricultural University-Engineering College (Nanjing, Jiangsu)

Nanjing Agricultural University-Engineering College

Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu province in eastern China and has a prominent place in Chinese history and culture, having been the capital of China on several occasions. Its present name means 'Southern Capital' and was widely romanized as Nankin and Nanking until the pinyin language reform, after which Nanjing was gradually adopted as the standard spelling of the city's name in most languages that use the Roman alphabet.

Located in the lower Yangtze River drainage basin and Yangtze River Delta economic zone, Nanjing has long been one of China's most important cities. It is recognized as one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. It was the capital of Wu during the Three Kingdoms Period and the capital of the Republic of China prior to its flight to Taiwan during the Chinese Civil War. Nanjing is also one of the fifteen sub-provincial cities in the People's Republic of China's administrative structure, enjoying jurisdictional and economic autonomy only slightly less than that of a province. Nanjing has long been a national centre of education, research, transport networks and tourism. The city will host the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics.

With an urban population of over seven million (2011), Nanjing is the second-largest commercial centre in the East China region after Shanghai. It has been ranked seventh in the evaluation of 'Cities with Strongest Comprehensive Strength' issued by the National Statistics Bureau, and second in the evaluation of cities with most sustainable development potential in the Yangtze River Delta. It has also been awarded the title of 2008 Habitat Scroll of Honour of China, Special UN Habitat Scroll of Honour Award and National Civilized City.

The College of Engineering at Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) is at Pukou campus, located on the north bank of Yangtze River and 25 km from the main campus of Nanjing Agricultural University. After many years’ of construction and development, the College has obtained a sound operating environment and resources. It covers an area of 716 Mu (approx 50 ha).

The College traces its origin back to the two Departments of Agricultural Engineering at Central National University and Nanking University in 1940s. It is one of the earliest establishments in the field of agricultural engineering in China. In the restructuring of institutes of higher education in 1952, the two above-mentioned Departments were merged to form the Department of Agricultural Mechanization of Nanjing Agricultural College. In 1958, The Department developed into the Agricultural Mechanization Branch of Nanjing Agricultural College by merging with Nanjing Agricultural Mechanization School of Jiangsu Province. In 1970, the Agricultural Mechanization Branch was moved to Zhenjiang, a city 90 km away from Nanjing, and in 1985 it came back to its previous premise at Puzhen, Nanjing and changed its name to the College of Agricultural Engineering of Nanjing Agricultural University. In 2000, The College was renamed the College of Engineering of Nanjing Agricultural University.

Since 2008, the College has undertaken more than 100 national and provincial-level research projects, and published more than 1000 papers, including 200 SCI and EI papers and nearly a hundred books, textbooks,etc. The college’s research has been awarded 4 national and ministerial-level awards. At present, the main research areas of the College are: Design and Utilization of Agricultural Machinery, Modern Manufacturing technology, Vehicle Engineering, Terra-mechanics, Intelligent Agricultural Equipment Computer Image Processing, Machine Vision and Guidance, Mechanical and Electronic Control Techniques, Design of mechanical and Electronic Products, Rural Energy, and Industrial Management.




 

Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) is one of the earliest institutions of higher agricultural education in China and a national key university under the Chinese Ministry of Education. The lineage of Nanjing Agricultural University can be traced back to 1902 and Sanjiang Normal School, a teacher training center in Nanjing. In 1952, Nanjing Agricultural College was founded through the merger of the two agricultural faculties belonging to University of Nanking (est. 1914) and National Central University (est. 1928) along with several departments of the Agricultural College of Zhejiang University. In 1984, the college was renamed Nanjing Agricultural University with the approval of the Ministry of Education.

 

NAU is a 211 Project institution, one of the top 100 universities in China the central government has prioritized for research funding, discipline construction and administrative supervision. NAU is also one of the Innovation Platforms for Outstanding Disciplines listed under the National 985 Excellence Initiative Project. Moreover, a 2012 analysis of research citations by Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators found NAU among the top 1% of institutions in the fields of Agricultural Science, Plant & Animal Science and Environment/Ecology.

 

The main campus of the university is situated in Weigang, in the picturesque eastern part of Nanjing near the UNESCO World Heritage Ming Imperial Tombs and the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum. NAU also has three satellite campuses: the Puzhen campus is home to the College of Engineering, the Zhujiang campus is NAU’s experimental farm, and the Baima campus is part of the National High-Tech Agricultural Valley. The NAU libraries collection holds over two million volumes and more than 10,000 international periodicals.

Building on its century-long history, Nanjing Agricultural University is today pursuing a strategy of developing into one of the best agricultural universities in the world. NAU is committed to a blueprint of promoting leading-edge academics, cultivating innovative and entrepreneurial talents, and emerging as a regional hub for international academic exchange and cooperation.


English Teachers Number required: 1-2

Contract Period: 1st Sep 2018 - 31st Jul 2019

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

Monthly Salary: 6,800 RMB or above

Teaching hours: 14-16 hrs per week 

Age of students: college student

Number of days off per week: Two (2) days. All public holiday;

Medical Insurance: The same medical treatment as provided to the Chinese faculty and staff ofNanjingAgriculturalUniversity.

Accommodations: Private apartment with bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, furniture, bedding, television set, and facilities for heating and cooling).

Internet access :  internet access in the apartment

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 forChina. Teachers already inChinawill be assisted in switching over to the university.

Air-ticket: The school will reimburse the teacher round-way airticket on completion of the contract.