CfA: Chinese Language Lecturer in the East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies Department


Position overview

Position title: Lecturer
Salary range: Salary is based on UC salary scales and depends on qualifications.
Percent time: 100
Anticipated start: October 1, 2022
Position duration: Appointment for AY 2022-23.

Application Window

Open date: August 15th, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Aug 29, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Sep 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for the position of lecturer in the Chinese language.

We seek applicants with expertise and experience in teaching Chinese as a second/foreign language. The candidate(s) will be expected to teach the intermediate-level Chinese language courses in non-heritage and heritage Mandarin language courses for Fall 2022 (2 courses and 3 sections), Winter 2023 (2 courses and 3 sections), and any other teaching needs that may arise. This workload includes supervising a teaching assistant for Friday drills.

Salary is based on UC salary scales and depends on qualifications. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position. Inquiries may be directed to our department’s Academic Personnel Coordinator, Rebeca Adam through the help contact.



Basic qualifications(required at time of application)

MA in Chinese language pedagogy, applied linguistics, or a related field, at time of application.Additional qualifications(required at time of start)

• Two years of experience in higher education, preferably in the United States, teaching Chinese language courses (elementary through advanced levels), and evidence of effective teaching.
• Native or near-native fluency in both Mandarin Chinese and English.Preferred qualifications

• Preference for candidates who have experience in teaching the intermediate level Chinese language courses in both heritage and non-heritage streams in North America;
• Preference for candidates who have experience mentoring and training TAs.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching

Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required

Please arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation submitted via UC Recruit.Apply link:

Help contact:

Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA

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