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Lecturer in Chinese at Nanyang Technological University


Centre for Modern Languages,
School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 13th globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at NTU is inviting applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Chinese Language in the Centre for Modern Languages.

Lecturer in Chinese (3 years renewable contract)

We are seeking an experienced lecturer capable of teaching introductory to advanced Chinese to tertiary students. Knowledge in current trends in second/foreign language teaching methodologies is preferred. Candidates should have proven track-record in teaching, curriculum design, multimedia course materials development and knowledge of new technologies in language instruction. The position is offered on a three-year renewable contract basis.

Selection Criteria:
•    Postgraduate qualification in Second Language Acquisition, Chinese Linguistics
•    Native proficiency in written and spoken Chinese

•    Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching Chinese preferably at tertiary level

•    Experience in developing Chinese language materials, including e-learning materials 

•    Experience with multimedia and computer-based instructional technologies

•    Ability to coordinate large courses.
•    Good command of English

The School currently offers electives in 14 modern languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Russian, Singapore Sign Language, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese) and there are plans to increase the number of languages offered in the Centre. The Centre places great importance on enhancing the intercultural knowledge and skills of the learners as well as their linguistic competence.

For further information about the current Modern Language Electives, please refer to the following website:

Emoluments and General Terms & Conditions of Service 
Salary will be competitive and will commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package.

Application Procedure
To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment  ( and send your application package [consisting of a cover letter, personal particulars form, curriculum vitae (including records of innovative curriculum development and teaching experience), teaching statement, and the names and contact details of at least three referees] to:

Centre for Modern Languages,
Nanyang Technological University,
School of Humanities & Social Sciences

14 Nanyang Drive, #02-36
Singapore 637332

Fax: (65) 6795 4710


Closing date for applications: 28 April 2017. Only successful candidates will be notified.