Lecturer in Chinese Languages
University of Chicago
United States

Lecturer in Chinese Languages


The Humanities Collegiate Division and the Department of East Asian Languages & Civilizations at the University of Chicago invites applications for part-time Lecturers during the 2024-25 academic year.

The selected candidate will have part-time teaching opportunities in various courses of the Chinese Language curriculum. Responsibilities include preparing and teaching language courses at various levels (elementary, intermediate, and/or advanced), holding regularly scheduled office hours, and the preparing and grading of assignments and testing materials. Depending on the curricular needs of the department, the successful candidate may teach between one and four courses per academic year.

The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and Service Employees International Union. The per-course salary for academic year 2024-25 will be at least $7,538. This position is not benefits eligible.


Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Chinese Language pedagogy and/or a related field, superior proficiency in Chinese and English according to ACTFL guidelines, and experience teaching Chinese at the college or post-secondary level.

Application Instructions

Applications must include:

  • A current curriculum vitae,
  • A cover letter that addresses professional and teaching experience and discusses approaches to pedagogy,
  • Two sample syllabi,
  • And the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters may be solicited.

Optional Materials:

  • Self-developed tests, if available
  • Course evaluations, if available
  • A teaching demonstration video, if available

The materials listed above must be submitted through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment site at the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/146384. Applicants may be asked to provide additional materials following initial review.


In the event that a teaching opportunity becomes available, we will contact applicants with the academic training and experience most appropriate for our available classes. This posting will expire on March 31, 2025.


This position is contingent upon budgetary approval.  Only complete applications will be considered. For more information about this position, please contact Jun Yang, Department of East Asian Languages & Civilizations, yangj@uchicago.edu.

The University of Chicago is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at help@interfolio.com or phone at (877) 997-8807.

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