Assistant Instructor of Chinese (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh ( invites applications for an Assistant Instructor position in Chinese, pending budgetary approval, beginning September 1st, 2019. The position is non-tenure-stream with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate is expected to contribute significantly to the Chinese language program and teach language courses on all levels. The successful candidate should hold an MA in Chinese as a foreign language or in an allied field, possess native or near-native competence in Chinese and English, and have at least two years of Chinese language teaching experience at a North American institution of higher education.

Preference will be given to candidates who possess linguistic knowledge of the Chinese language and who demonstrate familiarity with current practices in Chinese pedagogy in North American higher education settings. Duties include teaching both recitations and lectures of language courses, as well as working closely with the language coordinator to contribute to the overall effectiveness of the Chinese language program. The appointee should also expect to collaborate with Asianists in other units (e. g., the Asian Studies Center) to promote Chinese language learning and China studies.

Applicants should upload a letter of application, CV, three letters of reference (one of which should explicitly address the candidate’s teaching ability), a statement on diversity and inclusion, a statement of teaching philosophy in both Chinese and English, representative samples of narrative and quantitative teaching evaluations, transcripts from the last university attended, and an unedited video of teaching demo of a beginning to intermediate level language class via  (Please upload the teaching demo online and include the URL in the letter of application.)
For more information, contact Monika Losagio, tel. (412) 624-5221, or In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 9, 2018.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.  EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.