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TIAN FU College of Southwestern University of Finance and Economics


Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) is at the top tier of universities of finance and economics under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, P.R. China. It is also one of 100 highly selective universities in the nation’s “Project 211” (a project that is aimed to cultivate a group of high quality Chinese universities to meet the challenges of the 21st century). SWUFE has become a comprehensive university of finance and economics in China. As a leading institution of finance and economics in China, SWUFE has developed a multiversity with 19 different schools located at three campuses, Chengdu, Wenjiang and Mianyang, in Sichuan Province. Approved as an independent college by the Ministry of Education in mid April 2006, Tian Fu College is an affiliated college of SWUFE.

Located at Mianyang, Tian Fu College is a progressive, innovative unit of SWUFE. With an employment strategy, which encourages employing competent native English speaking experts and teachers, the college is meeting its objectives of producing bilingual graduates who can successfully compete in the international electronic business and educational arenas. The College embraces both western and traditional Chinese perspectives, the foreign teaching corps is an integral part of the school’s current and future success. We have vacancies in several professional and academic departments, with specific needs in teaching the following courses: Conversational English, Major English-Speaking Cultures, Inter-Cultural Communication, English Business Writing; Management: Service, Customer Relations, Retailing, and Strategic, Consumer Behavior, Marketing, Accounting, Investment, International Economics, Computer Science, Technology of E-Commerce, Logistic Technology and Equipment, System Analysis and Design of Logistics. In the beginning of September, 2006, Tian Fu College will proudly offer the following programs: English, Commerce, Accounting, Marketing, Finance and Financial Engineering, Tourism Management, Computer Information Technology (IT) and Logistics, to name a few. We warmly welcome all qualified applicants to join our faculty and help our students achieve their academic and professional goals.

Present-day Tian Fu College, as a branch of Xi Nan Cai Jin Da Xue, was established in October 2003. The campus occupies an area of 39 hectares (585 mu) with newly built and well-designed modern housing, classroom, office, also provides advancedcomputer, recreational, sports, and administrative facilities. Our classrooms are multi-media equipped, and the housing for international experts with hotel-style management is arguably the best in the province. Our campus provides a comfortable teaching and learning environment, with both modern buildings and rustic green spaces. Our location is just 10 minutes to the center of Mianyang, the second largest city in Sichuan Province and one of the nation’s model cities for its natural beauty and cleanliness.

Mianyang City is home to a population of 600,000 and is nestled among the hills and mountains of Sichuan Province in southwestern China. It is about 100 km (90 minutes) northeast to the provincial capital, Chengdu, with a population of 9 million considered to be the “gateway city” to the rapidly developing western regions of China. Mianyang itself is an historic city that blends the best of a colourful past and an innovative future. It is the home of over 1,000-year old temples and scenic sites aswell as a very promising science city, hosting one of the most advanced high-tech R&D centers in China. River walks, beautiful light displays, and scenic bridges highlight Mianyang City’s clean rivers. There are ample shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, again ranging from the traditional to the contemporary.  Surrounding the central park, one may find a McDonald’s, a KFC, traditional Sichuan-style restaurants, world-renowned hotpot restaurants, noodles and dumplings restaurants, Chinese barbecue, numerous tea and coffee houses, vegetarian restaurants, and street food vendors. In 2005 Mianyang was named China’s third best city for comfortable living (www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2006-01/03/content_508828.htm ).

Mianyang City boasts several high quality Western-style hotels, a new museum, a large sports stadium, nightclubs, discos, numerous scenic parks and historic sites, department stores, boutiques, traditional outdoor markets, and tree-lined streets. The nightly light displays give the central city a festive and friendly atmosphere. The nearby capital city of Chengdu offers additional sightseeing, entertainment, culinary, and cultural opportunities as well. Sichuan Province is famous for many things in addition to its cuisine, including pandas (two thirds of the world’s pandas live in Sichuan), Mt. Emei, the Leshan Giant Buddha, Dujiangyan (a 2,500-year old historic site and ancient technological wonder), Sanxingdui historic ruins, and Jiuzhaigou natural park, Yibin’s Sea of Bamboo, Zigong’s Dinosaur Museum, Guangyuan’s temple in honour of the Empress Wu Zetian. The province is home to many Chinese minority nationalities, including the Yi, Zang, Qiang and Tibetan peoples.

We are proud of our university and our host city, and we hope you will find it appealing as well. Below are some details about our teaching positions. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, suggestions, and recommendations you may have.
 We welcome you to a great place to teach, travel, and live: Tian Fu College of SWUFE in Mianyang!


Join us! You will be treasured here!

Join us! You will be rewarded here!

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Language Courses

Professional Courses


15-18 positions (provided every year)

12-15 positions (provided every year)


Bachelor’s or above. (with TESOL / TEFL certificate)

Master’s or above (preferably with TESOL/TEFL certificate)


Education, Humanities, Linguistics, Literature, Social Science

Marketing Accounting, Business, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Management,





25-50 preferred

28-60 preferred


American, British, Canadian, New Zealand, Australian


Minimum of two years teaching experience, but may vary depending on the position. (An international teacher should possess a Bachelor’s Degree and have 2 years of teaching experience. An international specialist should hold a doctoral degree and have at least 3 years of teaching experience, or have a senior academic title as professor or associate professor.)


Enjoys teaching; good physical health; flexible; patient; energetic; dynamic; positive; responsible.



16 hours per week or more

14 hours per week or more

Monday-Friday. Overtime pay provided. In addition, all international colleagues must have 2 working hours for faculty and student consultation each week. (No work on weekends except for rare make-up classes).



Classrooms are all multi-media equipped, with a computer, projector, and Internet. All teachers are supplied with office, which includes a desk, bookcase, telephone, and computer with Internet access.




Conversational English, Major English-Speaking Cultures, Inter-Cultural Communication, Business English Writing.

Marketing, Management, CRM International Economics, Accounting, Computer Science,

Course offerings as suggested by members of faculty are taken into consideration on a regular basis.

Start Date

From Sep. every year. Class starts around September 1st every year. International teachers must arrive by August 25th to allow time for completion of paperwork.

Contract Duration

One-year (full-time) contracts preferred. Shorter contracts are available for experts and special lecturers.

Probation Period

The first two teaching months is contractual probation period.

Typical Salary

5000 - 5500 RMB/ month for Language courses

5300 - 6000 RMB/ month for professional courses

Based on the applicant’s educational background and experience.


Available upon negotiation


Other Benefits:

  • Insurance: Tian Fu College of SWUFE will purchase 200,000.00 RMB life insurance policy from China Life Insurance Company for an international teacher for the duration of each contract. Hospitalization medical service is provided for an international teacher for the duration of the contract (up to 2000.00 RMB upon provisions and details in contract).
  • Telephone: Monthly Telephone Allowance is provided in office. Free Internet access in offices and on-campus apartment. (A computer will be provided in office).
  • Reception: Two free pickups a year from Mianyang Nan Jiao Airport or Chengdu Shuang liu International Airport or to Mianyang campus.
  • Initial Travel Allowance (RMB): Upon arrival at the university, international teachers will be reimbursed up to 2000 RMB of their domestic travel expenses.  Teachers must provide receipts for all travel.
  • Contract Travel Allowance (RMB): International teachers accomplishing the tasks stipulated in a one-year contract will be reimbursed 10,000.00 RMB a year. (2000.00 RMB for the winter vacation, 8000.00 RMB for summer vacation, upon presentation of receipts). Travel allowances for shorter contracts may vary. (Details provided in contract).
  • Paid Vacation: All faculty members receive time off on National and school holidays. The national holidays include several weeks at Spring Festival (Chinese New Year), October National Day and May Labor Day.
  • Housing: New, spacious, fully furnished apartments (about 80 square meters) on campus with modern living conditions, which includes air-conditioning, TV set, refrigerator, washing machine, microwave, rice cooker, stove, carpeting and free Internet access. Each apartment has a full kitchen, bathroom (tub & shower), bedroom, living room and balcony. Every foreign teacher shall have an apartment in the on-campus guesthouse, conveniently located near classrooms, offices, dining, and shops.


Other Information:

  1. If you are interested in the position, you must e-mail (preferred), mail or fax your resume, a photocopy of the first page of your passport, a copy of your highest degree certificate(s), Health Record Certificate, a recent pass-port-sized color photo (2 inch-size), and one letter of recommendation from your most recent place of employment or education.
  2. After the above have been received and discussed via telephone (0816-635 4205), Tian Fu College shall send a provisional contract to you directly by e-mail. You must ensure you are satisfied with the agreement before returning a signed copy to us. After receiving a signed contract, we will tell you the particular details regarding Work Permit Application, Work Visa Application, Foreign Experts Certificate Application, Residence Permit Application, etc.
  3. The Chinese academic year usually starts at the beginning of September and finishes in mid-July. There will be a winter vacation and a summer vacation when you are free to travel, go home or just relax.
  4. The average class size is 25-30 students for Language (esp. Oral English) courses. For professional courses, there may be as many as 50 students in each class. The freshmen are usually aged 18-20. Each lesson is a double lesson, i.e. 50 minutes + 10-minute break + 50 minutes. You’ll be invited to contribute your own ideas and suggestions, as well as follow set courses. You are asked to contribute to a syllabus, expected course outcome, week-by-week teaching plan and curriculum development, and to provide exam materials. Standard forms would be provided at the beginning of each term. You may also be invited to provide special lectures in English on relevant topics.


Shirley Xu

Foreign Affairs Office
M-F, 8:00-11:50am,
2:30-5:50pm (Beijing Time)

86-0816-635 4205 (86 is the international country code for calling China, for domestic calls to the school it is not necessary)


86-0816-635 4210


shirleyxu@mail.ec-swufe.net;zzen@mail.ec-swufe.net, myxuying5@yahoo.com.cn


http://www.ec-swufe.net, http://www.tf-swufe.net

Postal Address

Foreign Affairs Office
Tian Fu College
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Jiu Zhou Ave, Pioneer Park, Mianyang City,
Sichuan Province, P.R. China 621000