Chinese Language Fellow (Poughkeepsie, NY)

Vassar College

Chinese Language Fellow

Department: Chinese & Japanese Department

Duration of Position: Other

Employee Type: Administrator

Posting Date: 02/02/2024

Union Representation: Not Applicable

Posting Number: AS457P

About Vassar College

Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape.

Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other historically underrepresented groups.

Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.

Position Summary and Responsibilities

Vassar College invites applications for Chinese Language Fellow for the 2024-25 academic year (late August, 2024 through May, 2025).

The Language Fellow, who must be a native level speaker of Chinese, has the opportunity to work closely with experienced language instructors and to gain experience in teaching non-native speakers by conducting conversation classes and drill sessions that supplement language courses. The fellow assists the Chinese faculty members in preparing teaching materials.

Language Fellows receive free room and board on Vassar’s campus for the academic year, a monthly stipend of $700 for 10 months, and international health insurance coverage. They take one Vassar course per semester.


Language Fellows should at least have a B.A. and be fluent in English.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please send a cover letter, vita, an audio recording introducing yourself in both Chinese and English, and at least one recommendation letter. Review of applications is ongoing until the position is filled. Review of applications is ongoing until the position is filled. Please send applications to Peipei Qiu, Chair, Department of Chinese and Japanese, via email to Do not send application material to Vassar’s Human Resources website. All applications must be sent to the following email address: or they will not be reviewed or accepted.

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