Instructor in Mandarin Chinese (Durham, North Carolina)

The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina invites applications for a full-time Instructor in Mandarin Chinese language beginning fall 2017. The contract for the position is renewable on yearly basis based on a demonstration of academic rigor in teaching, curriculum innovation, professional development and service to the department. After six consecutive years the contract can be converted to a multi-year contract contingent upon satisfactory performance. Candidates should have an M.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Applied Linguistics, Chinese Studies, or a related field with native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and English. PhDs and ABDs are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching undergraduates in North America and the ability to teach all levels of Chinese language courses are required. Adaptability with instructional technologies, experience with team-teaching, and demonstration of active participation in the professional field are highly desirable.

To be assured of consideration, submit an application by October 22thconsisting of: 1) a letter of application with a statement of teaching philosophy, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching portfolio including syllabi, a sample of teaching materials, student evaluations, 4) a 15-20 minute video of classroom teaching on a web-accessible hyper link (Please highlight the url in your application letter) 5) three letters of reference. The application materials should be sent to Chinese Search Committee at

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.