Lecturer in Chinese (Notre Dame, IN)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a full-time lecturer position in Chinese language beginning August 2018. This initial one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal, furthers the development of a prospering program in Chinese. Responsibilities include teaching beginning through advanced Chinese, active involvement in language and culture activities, as well as close collaboration with faculty to build a rigorous and cohesive program. The position offers excellent benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


We are seeking highly skilled language instructors with native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English. Candidates are expected to have an M.A. or higher degree in teaching Chinese as a foreign language, linguistics, second language acquisition, or related field; and demonstrated success teaching Chinese at the college/university level in the United States. ABDs and Ph.Ds are encouraged to apply.

As an international Catholic, research university, the University of Notre Dame has made a significant commitment to furthering Asian studies, as evidenced in the founding of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies and the opening of a new graduate School of Global Affairs, both of which collaborate regularly with our growing Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Information about the University is available at http://www.nd.edu; information about the Program in Chinese Language and Culture and the Department can be found at http://eastasian.nd.edu.


Applications are being accepted now via Interfolio, and should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and two letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Apply at apply.interfolio.com/50332

Inquiries can be made to Rebecca Brill, Administrative Coordinator of the department, at rbrill@nd.edu.

Appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.  Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges.  Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position.  Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate.  The full procedure can be viewed at http://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/university-policies/background-check-procedure-for-prospective-faculty/.


The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration.  The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).