WELCOME TO ACADEMICS IN ASIA!

We’re here to help you on the exciting journey of teaching in China. This website introduces Sias University (referred to as Sias below) and its partner schools.

Sias is the first American-owned university in Central China, and employs over 120 foreign teachers, providing the unique opportunity to become a part of an incredible community.

Sias accepts applications throughout the year, but its main hiring season is from January to May, for placement in the Fall semester. Qualified applicants who are unable to be placed at Sias are referred to its partner schools.

Tips, Travel, Teaching & Stories from the Team

  • Kung Fu-n: Learning Kung Fu
    by AIA Staff on November 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

    When we moved to China in 2017, our son, Lukas, was 6 years old. He had just started kindergarten at our local public school; he played T-ball, and he was excited about joining Boy Scouts, soccer, and taking Taekwondo –among other things. So, when my husband and I got jobs overseas, one of our biggest […]

  • Community Living at Sias
    by AIA Staff on November 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    When I return to Arkansas each summer, I get bombarded with questions about China. Questions like: Do you have rice at every meal? Is it true that all they have to drink is tea and water? What can you say in Chinese? etc. But as I work through their series of questions, we usually arrive […]

  • Don’t wear that green hat! Part Two
    by AIA Staff on October 31, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Don’t Wear that Green Hat posts are lists of cultural lessons–often learned the hard way. You don’t have to read them in order, but if you missed the first installment of “Don’t Wear that Green Hat”, you can click on the link above or click here to catch up! #1. Dung devouring dogs. This one […]

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