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Hiring: Mandarin Chinese Language Lecturer 2018-19 • Application Open November 1, 2017

The Chinese Studies Program ( within the Institute of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, student body. Applications are being accepted for full-time and part-time lecturer positions in Chinese language starting July 1, 2018. Appointment(s) may be part-time, full-time, quarterly, annual, or biennial, with the possibility of renewal based on performance and funding availability.

Required Qualifications:
• Applicants must have an M.A. or higher degree in linguistics, Chinese language, foreign language pedagogy, and/or other language education-related fields.
• Qualified candidates must have native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and English. With strong oral and written communication skills in both languages including writing in Traditional and Simplified characters.
• Five years of experience in teaching all levels of Chinese language courses at the college level.
• Ability to plan and implement creative, hands-on and engaging lessons at various levels.
• Experience training and supervising graduate students as teaching assistants in a Chinese language learning environment. • Expertise in Chinese customs and culture.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Effective use of technology for teaching, student projects and documenting curriculum is preferred.
• Commitment to student-centered and multicultural education.
• Knowledge of effective techniques for classroom management
• Knowledge of evaluation and assessment of student progress.

The successful candidate is expected to work with existing faculty members to design and develop content-based courses, thematic-based courses and/or Chinese language for special purposes courses. We welcome applications from those who demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.

Salary is commensurate with teaching experience and is based on University of California salary scales.

Applications will be accepted electronically at Please submit a CV, course evaluations, and a teaching statement. Please describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process.

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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.




Helpful Links: 

  • The Teaching Assistant Application is now open for Winter 2018. 
  • Pronunciation Practice - UCSD Click on this website: to hear the four tones, initials, finals, compound tones and more.
  • 21st Century China at UCSD
    Learn more about 21st Century and the China related events they are hosting:
  • China in Focus is an opportunity for undergraduates and graduate students to discuss and post about China related topics. Visit to participate in the blog.
  • Employment Opportunity with U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer.
    Visit this webpage to learn more about the “mission of a U.S. diplomat in the Foreign Service is to promote peace, support prosperity, and protect American citizens while advancing the interests of the U.S. abroad” and how that could be your future career path.