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Instructors for 2-Week, In-Person, Enrichment Classes in Shanghai, China

Northwestern University CTD & ASDAN-China Summer Collaboration
China (CN)
$3,500 stipend

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Job Category
Grade Level
Elementary School, Middle School
Job Type
Temporary, Summer

Instructors for 2-Week, In-Person, Enrichment Classes in Shanghai, China
CTD & ASDAN-China Summer Collaboration

Summer two-week in-person courses offer students the opportunity to engage with like-minded peers on a topic of interest over two consecutive weeks. The program is hosted by ASDAN-China at the Concordia International School – Pudong Campus in Shanghai, China in cooperation with Center for Talent Development to design the academic courses.  Instructors modify and implement challenging and engaging enrichment courses for students in grades 5 to 6 or 7 to 9. Course content is one to two years above grade level to meet the needs of ASDAN’s academically talented student population. Instructors receive support and training but should have experience with and be able to differentiate instruction for high ability students with a range of skill levels and background knowledge. Courses are paced to allow for alternating periods of talking, listening, and hands-on activity, as well as individual work and group work. Up to two bilingual teacher’s aides will be provided, depending on class size.  Max class size is 20. Instructors will be employed by ASDAN-China for this program.


Program Details:

    Two to three, online meetings/trainings in June, prior to departure.  Time and date TBD. Depart Wednesday, July 10 to arrive in Shanghai on Thursday, July 11. Attend three, in-person trainings (maximum two hours each) prior to program opening. Classes run from Monday to Friday, July 15 to July 26. Classes run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with one-hour lunch break daily. 5.5 hours of instructional time per day. Short staff meeting to be held prior to or at the end of each day.

Course Titles (Previous syllabi available for editing and modification)

Grades 5-6

  • Math Puzzles & Games (two sections)
  • Breakout Bio!
  • Surviving in Space
  • Introduction to Genetics

Grades 7-9

  • Bubbles and Crashes: Introduction to Economics
  • Aerospace Engineering: The Science of Flight
  • Brain and Behavior: Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Biomedicine
  • Real World Math

One Additional Substitute/CTD Liaison Assistant position is also available.  Applicants should have a moderate comfort level with the majority, if not all course offerings should they be called on to step-in.



Stipends includes curriculum and course development/modification, teaching responsibilities and student evaluation writing.

    $3,500 stipend
    Round trip economy airfare from home city to Shanghai, China. Return date flexible. Individual hotel accommodations at the Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong East. (Family members, partner, friend, etc. are welcome to stay but airfare and meals are only provided for the instructor) Tour opportunities during initial three-day preparation and jetlag adjustment period. All meals provided with the exception of the middle weekend. Assistance from ASDAN to obtain multiyear visa.

Bachelor’s degree and teaching experience required; master’s degree or equivalent preferred.  

5 years teaching experience required; 7-10 years teaching experience preferred. 

Ability to adapt content.


General Responsibilities 

Learn and implement ASDAN policies and procedures and CTD course expectations.  s

Maintain active supervision at all times.  

Strengthen or modify instructional activities and components of the course and prepare a syllabus using CTD template. 

Choose and submit requests to ASDAN staff for appropriate instructional materials for the course. 

Execute course curriculum with an eye toward individual student progress and achievement. 

Supervise Teaching Assistant’s performance and engagement in the classroom. 

Utilize student assessment system according to guidelines and provide students with feedback on their work. 

Communicate with CTD on-site liaison regarding academic needs and ASDAN staff regarding student concerns.

Evaluate and assess students’ academic performance according to guidelines and course objectives. 


As per policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.


Applicants are encouraged to send a resume and cover letter to



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