Chinese Language Lecturer in the East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies Department (Santa Barbara, CA)

Chinese Language Lecturer in the East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies Department

University of California Santa Barbara

Position overview
Position title: Lecturer

Salary range: See for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimated full-time rate for this position at 100% time is $64,329-$70,295. Percent appointments may vary.

Anticipated start: July 1, 2023

Application Window

Open date: June 1, 2023

Next review date: Thursday, Jun 15, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Position description

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for the position of lecturer in the Chinese language. We seek applicants with expertise and experience in teaching Chinese as a second/foreign language. The candidate(s) will be expected to teach all levels of Chinese language: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels of mandarin Chinese language courses for both non-heritage and heritage students. We also welcome applicants who can teach enrichment language courses, such as Chinese Language for Film Appreciation, Chinese Conversation, and Business Chinese. Salary is based on UC salary scales and depends on qualifications. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching, service, and research, as appropriate to the position. Inquiries may be directed to our department’s Academic Personnel Coordinator, Rebeca Adam through the help contact.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
MA in Chinese language pedagogy, applied linguistics, or a related field, at time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

  • Two years of experience in higher education, preferably in the United States, teaching Chinese language courses (elementary through advanced levels), and evidence of effective teaching.
  • Native or near-native fluency in both Mandarin Chinese and English.

Preferred qualifications

  • Preference for candidates who have experience in teaching intermediate level Chinese language courses in both heritage and non-heritage streams in North America;
  • Preference for candidates who have experience mentoring and training TAs

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching

Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required

Applicants should provide the names and contact information for 3 references and must request letters of reference within the system in order to complete application requirements.

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Campus Information

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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to, Section II.C. of the for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location
Santa Barbara, CA

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