Language Lecturer, Chinese

NYU Shanghai invites applications to fill full-time Language Lecturer positions to teach Chinese to a diverse group of students from around the world. We are seeking Chinese language lecturers who can: 

  • Teach with a load of 4 Chinese language courses (4-credit per course, 2 courses for Fall semester and Spring semester respectively) per academic year (excluding summer/winter sessions). 

  • Teach language courses for short-term intersessions during summer/winter (with additional pay). 

  • Teach additional language study sessions, including preparation classes for HSK, online language study, evening faculty/staff Chinese language classes, etc. (with additional pay). 

  • Create course syllabi, supplementary materials, and examination papers and manage other course-related work for the courses accordingly. 

  • Offer 2 office hours weekly per semester (Fall and Spring semesters) for consultation and students’ additional study. 

  • Organize a minimum of two events per semester in support of the Chinese language program and assist in organizing and coordinating Chinese language and culture activities, language contests, and field trips for students, academic conferences, workshops, training, lectures, seminars, and faculty recruitment, as assigned. 

  • Assist with the placement and exemption exams, including conducting online or face-to-face interviews, proctoring exams, and grading exam papers. 

We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience teaching creative writing and who can help us develop a course in the field. 


Qualified candidates should:

  • Have Master’s degree minimum, specialization in the Chinese language, Chinese literature, Linguistics and other relevant academic concentrations is preferred;

  • Be familiar with the US and Chinese educational systems;

  • Be fluent in English and Chinese, oral and written;

  • Have minimum 2 years of experience teaching students from English speaking countries, the experience of teaching advanced and/or post advanced level Chinese language courses (e.g. classical Chinese, literature reading, business Chinese, Chinese film, etc.) is preferred;

  • Be willing to teach in the target language at all levels of instruction (experience with target-language teaching is preferred);  

  • possess problem-solving, time management, excellent written and verbal communication skills;

  • Be a responsible, self-motivated, flexible, team player, able to work well under pressure, and have the creative ability to use one’s own initiative.

This is a Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty (FTCC) position.  Candidates must have completed the required degree by the time of appointment. Typical appointments are on 3 year terms, with expected teaching loads of 4 courses per academic year.  Successful candidates will be hired on the basis of teaching and service.

Applicants must hold a valid passport from the People’s Republic of China.

Application Instructions

To be considered, applicants should submit a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, 3 recommendation letters, a Chinese class teaching demo video (you may add the link of the video into your CV).

Applications may be received until January 15, 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, follow this link If you have any questions, please email the NYU Shanghai NY Office of Faculty Recruitment

Terms of employment at NYU Shanghai are comparable to NYU New York and other U.S. institutions.  

About NYU Shanghai:

NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus within New York University’s global network. It is the first higher education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU's global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live.

NYU’s global network includes degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, complemented by fourteen additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

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NYU Shanghai is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from under-represented individuals in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. NYU Shanghai affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach.  

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