Instructor in Language
Harvard University
United States

Position Details

Title Language Instructor/Teaching Assistant in Vietnamese
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Position Description
The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University anticipates a possible opening for a full-time Language Instructor/Teaching Assistant in Vietnamese expected to begin July 1st, 2024, and to extend through June 30, 2025. The language instructor co-teaches Vietnamese language courses of various levels with a course head and assists the course head in preparing class materials, grading, and providing individual assistance to students. The language instructor also helps organize extra-curriculum activities such as the language table events and supports the outreach effort of the Vietnamese Language Program. 

Should this opening become available, this will be a term appointment for one year, with the possibility of renewal dependent on performance and curricular need.
Basic Qualifications
Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in all modalities of Vietnamese (reading, writing, listening, and speaking); high proficiency in communicating in English both verbally and in written form, a bachelor’s degree or higher in second language pedagogy or relevant fields; and experience teaching Vietnamese. Preferably, the candidates have experience teaching Vietnamese to both non-heritage and heritage learners of all levels of proficiency. A working knowledge of instructional technology, and experience with organizing extra curriculum events is an advantage. 
Additional Qualifications  
Special Instructions
Interested candidates should submit to the job portal at

1. A cover letter, including a description of teaching experience and philosophy and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
2. A Curriculum Vitae
3. Names and contact information of three referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.
Candidates should also send a 20-minute video of the applicant teaching by URL through the ARIeS portal, or share the video file with
All the above should be submitted by April 15th, 2024. Please note that references will only be invited to upload letters of recommendation after a complete application has been submitted online. Recommendation letters are due by April 18th, 2024.
Selected candidates will be contacted directly at the end of April for an interview to be conducted virtually. 
Contact Information
Jennifer Crist
Language Program Manager
Contact Email
Equal Opportunity Employer
Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 3

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
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