Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor in Chinese

The Department of Languages and Culture Studies (https://languages.charlotte.edu/) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences seeks a Lecturer or an Assistant Teaching Professor in Chinese to teach all levels of Chinese language and culture and to serve as Coordinator for the Chinese program, supervising our Chinese MA Fellow and/or new part-time hires. This is a three-year, full-time, renewable, non-tenure-track position to begin August 2023. It includes full benefits.

Required qualifications include: an M.A. or a PhD. in Chinese or related field such as applied linguistics or foreign language education; native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin; excellent skills in spoken and written English; at least 3 years of experience teaching all levels of Chinese language and culture at the university level; ability to team teach; strong commitment to promoting diversity and working with faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds. 

Preferred qualifications include: Experience in coordinating and growing a Chinese program, advising a Chinese Club, ability to plan and coordinate a variety of extracurricular cultural experiences for students.

Job duties include teaching 12 credit hours per semester, serving as Chinese coordinator, advising undergraduate minors in Chinese, contributing to service activities in the Department, and maintaining a current professional profile. 

The Department of Languages and Culture Studies is a dynamic, research-intensive department with a commitment to balancing curricular tradition and innovation. We offer an MA in Spanish; undergraduate majors and minors in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish; additional  minors in Arabic, Chinese, Francophone Studies, Italian, and Russian; a graduate and  undergraduate Certificate in Translating; a graduate and  undergraduate Certificate in Business Language; online courses via the University of North Carolina Language Exchange; and a variety of study abroad experiences. The Department boasts a modern Language Resource Center, which provides cutting-edge technology for language pedagogy, and a diverse faculty from around the world who offer more than 200 courses to more than 4,000 students annually.  


As the largest and most diverse college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 21 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and military sciences, as well as 28 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. With its 34 undergraduate degrees, 56 undergraduate minors, 24 master’s degrees, 10 doctoral degrees, 17 undergraduate certificates, 19 graduate certificates, 23 graduate early-entry programs, and 23 honors programs, the College is connected to the world and its concerns and is particularly supportive of the greater Charlotte region.


The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research-intensive urban university, located on an expanding modern campus. The second largest of the 16 UNC System campuses, UNC Charlotte is a diverse and inclusive institution, offering more than 30,000 culturally and ethnically varied students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus and an APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. It supports faculty with excellent family and medical leave policies, junior faculty development awards, internal faculty research grant opportunities, and other research opportunities. Charlotte offers a dynamic space to live, work and connect for faculty, students, alumni, and staff, with its outstanding cultural, recreational, and business amenities. As the 15th largest U.S. city, Charlotte is consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live (#20 on the 2021-22 list by U.S. News and World Report.


Diversity Statement: Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research. 


Applicants must apply electronically at https://jobs.charlotte.edu/ . Please include the following documents with your electronic submission: cover letter, current and complete CV, and a single file that includes a teaching statement, a copy of the graduate transcript, and the names of three references. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.


As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained; the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to criminal background check and will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

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