Chinese Lecturer I University of California Berkeley

by Hadeel Said on May 18th, 2017   185 views

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a pool of qualified lecturers to teach Chinese.



Job Description


Open date: December 15th, 2015
Last review date: February 15th, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: December 15th, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a pool of qualified lecturers to teach Chinese language should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies each teaching term, depending upon the needs of the Department, and in some teaching terms may be zero. The percentage of lecturer appointments will vary, depending on the number of sections taught, and duration of the course. The positions may be full-time or part-time. The positions may range from 8 % -100%.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): co-teaching several sections of elementary, intermediate and advanced Chinese, intensive summer courses; supervising graders, tutors, graduate student instructors; holding office hours, assigning grades, preparing course materials, maintaining a course website and compiling teaching materials and interacting with students via email and/or bCourses. Appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.

Minimum Basic Qualifications (by the time of application):

M.A. or equivalent degree is required by the time of application in Teaching Chinese Language as a Foreign Language, Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, or equivalent degree.

Additional Qualifications (by start date):

Native or near-native fluency in Chinese. Experience in teaching Chinese language. Must be eligible to work in the United States. Good command of English by start state.

Preferred Qualifications (by start date):

Experience and ability to teach different levels of the language at the college level. Experience with computer-assisted instruction, online course, and language instructional software is highly desirable by start date.


Salary is commensurate with teaching experience. The starting minimum full-time equivalent salary is
$49,012 in accordance with the current Unit 18 Lecturer salary scale and its provisions.

The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.

The University is committed to addressing the family needs of employees and has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

To Apply: Visit

Applicants should submit a current C.V., a letter of application, summary of teaching experience, three letters of recommendation, and an internet link to a Teaching Demonstration.

The posting will remain open until December 2017 to accommodate department needs. Appointment for summer and fall semester are usually reviewed in March and for spring semester in November. The pool will close on December 15, 2017; if you would like to remain in the pool after that time you will need to submit a new application.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting their letters.

The position will remain open until filled.

Please direct questions to:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:



  • Letter of Application

  • Summary of Teaching Experience

  • Current C.V.

  • Teaching Demonstration Internet Link


3 letters of reference required


  1. Create an ApplicantID
  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information

How to Apply

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