Posts under ‘Work’

Again, be careful about that J-1 visa

As I posted on a different blog, these working visas for students are, in my opinion, absolute crap. Aside from the case cited below which has been widely reported, I’ve heard negative stories first hand from a number of students who have gone to the US for a ‘working-study’ program. It’s largely bullshit, as far […]

10,000 job openings for Mandarin teachers announced

Take note, graduating seniors. India has announced that it’s expanding it foreign language education programs in high schools, resulting in the need for 10,000 teachers of Mandarin. India asks Taiwan for 10,000 Mandarin teachers – CNA ENGLISH NEWS Taipei, May 9 (CNA) India has asked Taiwan for 10,000 Mandarin teachers who could travel to the […]

Professors may be allowed to earn extra income (yawn)

The article below states that, “Article 34 of the act bars full-time personnel from teaching part-time or working part-time outside the school that employs them.” I wonder if this is news to all those academics who own and/or work in bushibans. Taipei Times – archives Professors may be allowed to take up corporate positions BY […]

Taiwan typhoons, weather information, school closings, etc.

There are three storms heading our way at the moment, one tropical storm and two tropical depressions, all of which could become typhoons. Regardless of how they develop, it looks almost certain that we’re going to get something in the coming week. The following links can help you stay on top of what’s happening: Weather […]

It just got harder to land a university job

My guess is that the first universities in Taiwan to be affected by this will be the most recently established private ones.  Colleges with low enrollment rates urged to mull future – Taiwan News Online Taipei, Aug. 8 (CNA) Colleges experiencing low enrollment rates should assess their future in light of their recruitment difficulties, a […]