Visiting Lecturer, Chinese Language and Culture (Gainesville, FL)

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, Visiting Lecturer in Chinese Language and Culture, beginning August 16, 2020.

Requirements: M.A. degree or higher in Chinese language and culture or other relevant area, including second-language acquisition, linguistics, and language pedagogy. Other requirements include native or near-native proficiency in Chinese language and English, and at least one year of experience teaching Chinese language at a US college/university. Compensation: Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package. Duties: (a) teach seven (7) undergraduate language classes per academic year, (b) collaborate with colleagues to ensure smooth articulation across the levels of language instruction, and (c) participate in course design and creation.

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is home to multiple language programs. It offers training in languages and cultures from all corners of the globe. From Swahili to Japanese, Russian to Arabic, we give our students the opportunity to become cross-cultural experts in an ever more internationalized world. The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities. Instructions for candidates: For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include 1) letter of application, 2) complete curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) sample sets of student evaluations, and 5) three confidential letters of recommendation.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by March 20, 2020, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Applications received after March 20, 2020 may be considered at the discretion of the committee. Questions may be directed to Dr. Richard Wang, Chair, Chinese Search Committee, at All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education. The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).