Located in Qufu, Shandong Province
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
Qufu Normal University is one of the key university in Shandong Province. It is located in Qufu, the hometown of Confucius----the great philosopher, educator and the creator of Confucianism. It has its new campus in the beautiful coastal city----Rizhao. In more than 52 years after its foundation, the university has been taking Confuciuus’ words as its instructional standard: “ To retain curiosity in learning, to teach and never become weary”.
The instructional standard also aims for a very healthy mood: diligence, simplicity, unity and personal initiative. It has trained and provided more than 140 thousand qualified graduates to society and it has been making a great contribution to the country’s economic construction.
The university has one post-doctoral research station, six doctoral degree programs, 77 master degree programs of which seven are regarded as primary disciplines. It has 61 four year specialties which cover ten branches of learning including liberal arts, science, industry, law, and etc.. The university has one independent college (Xing Tan Independent College), 29 schools and departments, 28 research institutes, 14 provincial key programs, three provincial key laboratories and one social science research base. National Physical Educational Social Science Key Research Base, Ministry of Education Basic Education Curriculum Research Center in Qufu Normal University, Shandong Laser Polarization Engineering and Technology Center, Shandong Confucius Research Base and Shandong Physical Educational Social Science Research Base are also set in the university.
The university invited Dr. Ding Zhaozhong, Nobel prize winner and a world famous physicist as its honorary president. It also invited two academicians and two professors form different universities. There are 2262 faculty and staff. The faculty numbers 1393 of whom 219 are professors and 267 are associate professors. Seven young experts were respectively awarded national and provincial recognition for their exceptional contributions. There are 11 faculty who were honored as Shandong outstanding professionals in their fields. 40 faculty are candidates for the academic backbone of Shandong institutes of high learning, and 24 faculty shared the nation subsidy. The university now has 2037 master’s candidates and doctoral candidates, 24983 four-year and two-year students and 15207 continuing education students.
The university covers an area of more than 2650 mu (about 166 hectares). Its building area occupies over one million square meters. The teaching and research assets are valued at 157 million yuan. The library houses 2.94 million books and 390 thousand electronic books. Four academic magazines are published by the university: Qilu Publication, Qufu Normal University Journal, High School Math, and Modern Chinese. The university is one of the first 200 universities announced Ministry of Education which have the right to accept foreign students. It has established a friendly relationship with 26 universities from abroad.
Full-time English and Computer Teachers needed
Number required: 2-3 Posts
Contract Period: 1 Sep, 2017 to 15Jul, 2018
Requirements: Master degree and TESOL /TEFL. Some teaching experience preferred
Monthly Salary: 6000 for BA degree, 7000 for MA degree, 8000 for PhD
Teaching hours: 16 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 summer holiday (Spring starting)winter holiday(Fall starting)
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