Sias offers a variety of academic courses, taught primarily through two departments: the School of Foreign Languages and School of Business (the School of International Education is a separate program offered through Fort Hays State University).

Academic teachers prepare lectures and discussions for classes of 60 students on average, and multimedia classrooms are assigned for these courses.  The full-time teaching load for academics is 12 class hours a week, providing ample time for preparation and meeting with students.  Textbooks and other resources, including supervision, are provided.

Applicants with corresponding degrees, teaching experience or work experience in an academic course discipline will be considered for openings.

We will not have confirmed openings for Fall until late March, but we can discuss course options in an interview with you. Follow our updates on Facebook with the hashtag #TeachAcademicsInAsia


Openings for Fall 2018

Positions requiring an MA Degree:

– 1 English composition
– 2 Cross-culture Communication (1-semester SIE course where teacher switches to Oral English second semester)
– 3 GLE and UNIV (introduction to US College Level Courses)
– 3 Business school and International School teaching these classes:

– Business Policy and Strategy
– Management Accounting
– International Settlements
– Business Negotiation and Skills
– Theory and Practice of Custom
– Strategic Management for Enterprises
– Futures Trading
– Corporate Governance
– Environmental Economics
– International logistics
– International Business Negotiation
– Currency Banking

Here are some of our Academic courses that our Foreign Faculty teach at Sias University:

Univ 103 – Introduction to American University Skills

Course Description: This class introduces the dual degree program between our Chinese College and a US University for our Chinese students. Students will learn details of the program and be taught the necessary skills required for success once admitted into the program.  Successful students will function effectively in an American-structured classroom with an American teaching style.

Principles of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets

Course Description: This course focuses on how money flows through the economy and monetary policy is influenced by the Central Bank known in the US as the Federal Reserve, commonly referred to as the “FED”. This broad overview course will focus on the three principal players in a country’s economy; buyers and sellers, financial markets and financial intermediaries, such as banks and how they interact with each other within the framework of the overall economy. #TeachAcademicsInAsia


Corporate Governance

Course Description: This course in Corporate Governance will be an overview of basic theory and international issues, looking at the systems, rules, and current topics of discussion in the field of international corporate governance. The goal is to introduce briefly the concepts and rules underlying domestic and foreign corporations’ structures for governance and then to examine the unique situations and problems faced by international corporations managing on a global level. The course will be divided into two portions—The first half of the semester will focus on a general overview of the corporate structure; the role of the various players including investors and the board of directors; and the general underlying laws, theories, and rules. The second half will the change to an international focus, as we walk step-by-step through the variations of corporate governance seen in different countries throughout the world. #TeachAcademicsInAsia


Environmental Economics

Course Description: This course covers the entire subject of Environmental Economics, which is concerned with finding the best, most economical ways of protecting and restoring the world’s natural environment. To this end, procedures and analytical models developed in the science of Economics are used. This course explains those procedures and analytical models and also describes the kinds of environmental results that have been achieved in different countries. #TeachAcademicsInAsia


Managerial Communication

Course Description: Managerial Communication focuses on skills and strategies that managers need in today’s workplace. This book continues to stand out in the field for its strategic approach, solid research base, comprehensive range of topics, its even-handed examination of oral and written channels, and its focus on managerial competencies. The overriding principle for the revision was to preserve the book’s key strengths while bringing it in line with the early twenty-first-century workplace. The chapters have been streamlined and condensed to meet the needs of a busy contemporary manager and content was added to reflect current business practices. The reality is that an effective manager in today’s workplace must possess a wide range of skills. While being accountable to an executive board and a customer base, managers must be able to handle subordinates and cross-functional teams with diverse backgrounds, interpret complicated rules, and meet sometimes unclear organizational expectations. Since these advanced abilities do not necessarily come from prior work experience, communication education is a vital component in managerial development. The goal of this book is to meet the needs of a busy contemporary manager. #TeachAcademicsInAsia


Investment Banking

Course Description: This course focuses on developing a rudimentary understanding of the financial services industry as it specifically relates to the role of investment banking. The primary objective is for the student to learn how small and large investment banking firms develop and market tools to manage risk, pursue financial opportunities and supply information to investors, including corporations and governments and consumers to make informed financial decisions. Investment Banking will include such topics as raising capital and security underwriting, mergers and acquisitions, primary and secondary market making, asset management, initial public offerings, leveraged buyouts and venture capital. #TeachAcademicsInAsia


Commercial Banking

Course Description: This course focuses on developing a comprehensive understanding of the financial services industry and specifically the role of the more traditional, commercial banking in that industry. The primary objective is for the student to learn how small and large financial firms develop and market tools to manage risk, pursue financial opportunities and supply information to commercial businesses and consumers to make informed financial decisions. Commercial Banking will include such topics as risk management, investment banking, consumer lending and international banking. #TeachAcademicsInAsia


Corporate Finance

Course Description: Corporate Finance is the study of how corporations analyze and manage their financial resources in an effort to continually add value to the company. We will be examining the players and markets, the resources available, and the issues corporations face when attempting to utilize those resources efficiently in the markets. Significantly, we will be examining how corporations use valuation analyses to prepare for the future and manage the element of risk. Finally, the course will look at how an understanding of Corporate Finance can be used to more effectively handle the competition in the course of both domestic and international business. #TeachAcademicsInAsia


Managerial Economics

Course Description: Managerial Economics is the study of the best ways for a manager to have the company’s resources created, gathered, traded, and divided. At the beginning, students will discuss the most common problems and issues surrounding the proper utilization of the company resources. The goal is to then introduce them to basic theories of Microeconomics and how they affect the supply of materials, product demand, production, cost, pricing, and other managerial decisions. Students in this class have already completed International Economics and this course will build upon the principles and definitions taught in that class. #TeachAcademicsInAsia



Course Description: This course is a thorough overview of Insurance and certain other methods used by businesses and individuals to manage risk. The ways of managing risk, and the situations in which each is appropriate are explained. Since Insurance is the most significant method used to manage risk, it is thoroughly discussed. The different kinds of insurance, and the benefits of each are described. The social benefits of distributing risk over large numbers of entities, through Insurance, by the “law of large numbers,” are also covered. The uses of Insurance in business are emphasized most, but the benefits of certain kinds of Insurance for individuals are also included. #TeachAcademicsInAsia


International Trade Theory and Practice

Course Description: This course will provide an in-depth overview of international trade, including an introduction to trade theory, trade policy (including various trade arrangements such as the WTO, different trade agreements), marketing issues and selected case studies. International trade is a process between buyers and sellers in at least two different countries and an important objective of this course will be to cover not only the mechanics of trading but also integrate other related issues, such as trade policy, marketing, economic issues and other factors which come into play. By the end of this class, the goal is that the students will have a good understanding of the concepts of international trade. #TeachAcademicsInAsia


Financial Management

Course Description: Financial Management is a course designed to introduce business students to the broad field of managing finances through acquisitions, financing, and management of assets or funds of an organization with the intent of maximizing its return or profit in a socially responsible way. This course covers a wide range of topics, including: the introduction of financial management, valuation of funds, tools of financial planning and analysis, and personal financial management. #TeachAcademicsInAsia


International Business Negotiation

Course Description: This course will enable the student to understand the purpose of negotiation as an integral part of international business transactions; recognize negotiation situations; comprehend styles and methods of negotiations for achieving positive outcomes in business; and learn methods and techniques for how to prepare, conduct and conclude successful negotiations. #TeachAcademicsInAsia


Modern Corporate Systems

Course Description: Overview of the modern business as a system, its components and how they relate to each other and society. Includes an introduction to financial statements and financial analysis. The pursuit of improvement, as one of the major dimensions of IE, requires incorporating explicitly in the design of business systems and processes the mechanisms for continuous improvement to find efficiencies and promote effectiveness. A business system is a set of interactive and interdependent components that act together to achieve an objective or purpose, that involve human, information, and economic factors to operate any business entity. An enterprise should be managed as a system, not as a set of processes linking traditional vertical hierarchies. As graduates enter the world of business, they would benefit from understanding early on, the fundamental managerial elements they can use immediately in any function and how to expand their application as they gain broader responsibilities, all the way to the C-level of executive management. #TeachAcademicsInAsia


Please apply below in order to be considered for an interview.


Contact Greg Fennell, Claudia Yim or Gordon Mcllvaine with questions

Gordon MacIlvaine
(Contact about teaching an academic course at Sias Univ)
Academic Faculty Supervisor

Claudia Yim
(Contact for questions regarding the teaching schedule)
Foreign Faculty Academic Coordinator

Greg Fennell
(Contact for questions regarding interviewing at Sias Univ)
Interview Coordinator

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