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English Language Teaching Opportunity at Lanzhou City University

Lanzhou City University: Full-time English Teacher

Lanzhou City University (LCU) is a full-time undergraduate institution of Gansu Province approved by the Ministry of Education in February 2006. Situated in Lanzhou, a key city along the Silk Road and the city of the Yellow River, the richly endowed location allows easy access to public transportation. LCU was created through the merger of Lanzhou Normal College, founded in June 1958, with Bailie Oil School, established by Mr Rewi Alley in May 1942. In August 2007, LCU further merged with Gansu Kindergarten Teachers’ School with the approval of the People’s Government of Gansu Province.

Lanzhou City


Night view of dynamic Lanzhou


LCU on the banks of the Yellow River


Yifu Library on main campus


Teaching Building on main campus


Adhering to the motto “Hands and Mind Together, Create and Analyze” proposed by Mr Rewi Alley, the university devotes itself to the cultivation of applied talents. Currently, there are 16 colleges and 36 institutions, such as Gansu Urban Development Research Institute, Gansu Cultural Translation and Interpreting Center, Rewi Alley Research Center and Lanzhou Smart City Research Institute, etc. There are currently 52 bachelor’s degree programs at LCU, including such fields as engineering, natural sciences, economics, education, literature, law, history and art, amounting to a total of seven disciplines. The disciplines involving teacher training, urban services and engineering technology have formed themselves into three clusters of majors at LCU.


American expert instructing Arts students


With the vision of pursuing open and cooperative education, our university has capitalized on Rewi Alley’s international influence, using the Belt and Road Initiative as an opportunity to strengthen exchanges with universities and institutions in countries and regions along the Silk Road and promote cooperation on campus, inter-university cooperation, and cooperation between universities and enterprises. It has successively built 237 internship and training bases with the government, universities, research institutes, enterprises and public institutions. International exchanges will be enhanced by establishing educational and cultural exchanges with the universities and institutions in New Zealand, the United States, Russia, and France as well as with those in Taiwan, China.

French teacher and students in class


Overseas students


New Zealand Principals’ delegation to LCU


Visiting Rewi Alley Exhibition Hall


POSITION Full-time English Teacher Basic Information

  • Work Location: Lanzhou
  • Salary Range: CNY 7,000 per month for Bachelor’s degree / CNY 8,000 per month for Master’s degree / CNY 9,000 per month for Doctor’s degree (negotiable)


  • Teach English language courses to undergraduate students
  • Prepare lessons well prior to teaching
  • Assess students’ work, including midterm and final exams, and report the assessments to the appropriate department
  • Organize extra-curricular activities, English Corner, office hours, and collaborate with co-teachers on a regular basis
  • Working hours: 14-18 hours of classes per week, plus organizing extra-curricular activities such as English corner, giving lectures on different topics about the language learning, the history, culture and education etc., on average less than one hour each week


  • Native English speaker
  • At least Bachelor’s degree
  • English Teaching experience for at least 1 year or candidates with TEFL / TESOL certificate
  • Age between 22-60 (extra health declaration if over 60)


  • Salary will depend on relevant qualifications and teaching experience. It is in the range of CNY 7,000-9,000 per month
  • Upon completion of a one-year contract, the university will pay the Employee at most CNY 6,000 as international transportation reimbursement for one-way trip.
  • Upon completion of a one-year contract, the university will pay a CNY 3,500 travel allowance if not returning to motherland
  • On the condition that Employee’s contract is renewed for another year, the university shall provide one-month additional salary as bonus. And the monthly salary will increase CNY 200
  • Accommodation: fully furnished apartment with bed, linens, fully equipped kitchen (includes electric burner, microwave, refrigerator, etc.), private bathroom with shower, desk, table, chairs, wardrobe, heater, and washing machine, telephone and free internet access
  • The university is located in Lanzhou, the provincial capital of Gansu. The city offers an affordable cost of living and an authentic Chinese experience


If you are interested in this position, please send your CV via the following email:  with the subject “LCU + (position)”.