Background Check Policy
In order to promote a safe and productive learning, working and living environment, The Tianjin Juilliard School conducts background checks for all new faculty and staff to the extent permitted by law. Background checks may also be conducted periodically during employment. Employees are also required to self-disclose to the Director of Human Resources, within 30 days of the conviction, any criminal convictions between background checks.
The background check will be conducted by a third-party vendor selected by Tianjin Juilliard. The results of the check will be kept on file by the Office of Human Resources.
All information concerning convictions will be maintained in a secure location and will be shared only with individuals who have a legitimate need to know.
- Full-time faculty work flexible hours and receive an annual salary; full-time status is indicated where applicable in faculty contracts.
- Part-time salaried faculty are those employees who receive a set salary each pay period but work less than full time.
- Part-time hourly faculty are those employees who work variable hours each pay period and report hours worked on time sheets.
Upon employment, the employee will be required to complete an Employee Information Registration Form as required by the Office of Human Resource, including, but not limited to, the employee's home address, telephone number, marital status, information of family dependents, emergency contact, and etc. The employee must immediately notify the Office of Human Resource in writing to update the record when any of the information changes. Accurate records are necessary for payroll, for working documents, for tax purposes, and for the administration of employee benefits.
Rules of Conduct
The Tianjin Juilliard School may take disciplinary action (up to and including termination against any staff or faculty member for failing to adhere to recognized standards of behavior. Such failure has already been noted elsewhere under sections dealing with attendance, sexual harassment, and a drug-free workplace. Additional examples of unacceptable behavior at The Tianjin Juilliard School include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Three or more unexcused absences without prior written approval within one year
- Falsification of employment application or other school records and forms.
- Unauthorized possession, use or copying of school records or disclosure of information contained in such records to unauthorized persons.
- Possession of firearms or other types of weapons while on School premises.
- Creating or contributing to unsafe or unsanitary conditions.
- Theft or misappropriation of property belonging to the School, to a student, or to another School employee.
- Accessing inappropriate internet sites while using a School computer or while on School premises.
- Failing or refusing to perform satisfactorily the duties and responsibilities of the job or related duties as assigned.
- Violating Work Permit restrictions on receiving payment for work in the PRC from individuals or organizations outside of The Tianjin Juilliard School.
- Making statements promoting any religion or religious activity in the workplace at The Tianjin Juilliard School.
- Discussing undesirable and sensitive topics in public or on School premises including but not limited to violence (such as blood or corpses), sexual content, gambling, abetting others to commit crimes, sensitive contents regarding national and public security.
- Any violations of School policies
- Any violations of local law.
Private Teaching Policy
Faculty who are eligible to work outside of Tianjin Juilliard may teach private lessons to students not enrolled in the Graduate Studies or Pre-College programs, although prospective students are encouraged to be routed through the Admissions Office as consultative lessons. Otherwise, faculty can arrange lessons and payments directly with the private students and should follow relevant Chinese tax laws regarding external income.
Faculty should not let private teaching interfere with their responsibilities at Tianjin Juilliard. As representatives of Tianjin Juilliard, faculty should set appropriate private teaching rates, consider the School’s image and brand, and avoid potential conflicts of interest.
It is the faculty’s responsibility to bring questions or issues relating to private teaching to the appropriate administrative departments at TJS.
Faculty who are not eligible to work outside of Tianjin Juilliard are not legally permitted to teach private students. Tianjin Juilliard has established the following ways for these faculty to teach students not enrolled in Graduate Studies or Pre-College programs.
- Consultative lessons allow all Tianjin Juilliard Graduate and Pre-College studio faculty to work with each applicant and potential applicant up to six (6) times per academic year. Faculty will be compensated for every consultative lesson taught.
- The Music Development Program (MDP) engages non-enrolled students in regular lessons throughout the academic year. The MDP will employ a discrete teaching faculty, but it is also available for non-studio Tianjin Juilliard faculty. Tianjin Juilliard studio faculty may not teach privately in the MDP.
Policy Regarding Working Outside of Tianjin Juilliard
The Tianjin Juilliard School has established the Working Outside of Tianjin Juilliard Policy , which governs the regulations regarding non-Chinese-national faculty who wish to engage in performing and teaching activities outside of The Tianjin Juilliard School.
Resignation and Termination
The Tianjin Juilliard School strongly requests that faculty planning to terminate their employment give twelve months’ notice. Faculty is required to give a minimum of one calendar-month’s-notice in writing through their supervisor with copy to the Office of Human Resources (If a faculty is still in his/her probationary period, the required notice in writing is one week).
Employees terminated by The Tianjin Juilliard School will be given at least one month’s notice of such termination, or pay in lieu of notice, except in cases where gross misconduct requires immediate dismissal.
Upon the last working day with Tianjin Juilliard, the leaving employee must turn over all properties belonging to Tianjin Juilliard, including but not limited to computers, digital products, relevant electronic files, and key cards, and settle all outstanding financial items during the service period.