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Lecturer I in Chinese language at University of Michigan


The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan invites applications for the position of Lecturer I in Chinese language beginning September 1, 2017. Responsibilities include instruction at any assigned levels and active involvement in teamwork and program affairs. Appointment level will be 100%. This is a renewable one-year appointment.

Applicants should have a Master’s degree in a relevant field such as the following: language pedagogy (in Chinese language preferred), second language acquisition, or linguistics. Native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English is required; at least two years of experience teaching Chinese at the college/university level is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who have solid Chinese linguistic knowledge and are familiar with contemporary second language teaching methodologies, instructional technologies, heritage/non-heritage teaching, and curriculum development.

Interested applicants must apply by completing the application located at You will be required to upload a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, a current CV, the names and email addresses of three people who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation, and to provide a link to a 30-minute teaching demonstration video. You will also have the option to upload self-developed teaching materials and evidence of teaching excellence.

The deadline for applications is April 25, 2017 and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Kening Li (

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Terms and conditions for this position are subject to the provisions of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Michigan and the Lecturers’ Employee Organization.