Chinese Language Lecturer (Saint Louis, MO)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis seeks to hire a fulltime Lecturer on the teaching track in Chinese language starting in August 2024 for the 2024-2025 academic year. Responsibilities include teaching or co-teaching all levels of Chinese language, working cooperatively with other teaching staff, applying new technology and developing teaching materials, and organizing and participating in the language and cultural activities. This role requires duties equivalent to a full-time teaching load, which may include a combination of teaching and other departmental service and advising as appropriate.

Initial appointments at the rank of lecturer are renewed on an annual basis, and reappointment is contingent upon a successful annual evaluation and review. Teaching track faculty will not be evaluated on or expected to engage in research or scholarship as part of their appointment.

Applicant Qualifications:

Applicants must have a minimum of an M.A., with strong preference for a Ph.D., in Chinese linguistics, language pedagogy, second-language acquisition, Chinese literature and culture, or a related field by the time of appointment. Requirements include native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English, minimum of one year college-level language teaching experience, and evidence of commitment to college language education. Applicants should be able to teach or co-teach all levels of modern Chinese language, as well as develop teaching materials for our language curriculum.

Applications should include:

1. a cover letter describing ongoing teaching interests
2. a current CV
3. a statement regarding the candidate’s approach to, and experience in, language teaching
4. a teaching demonstration (youtube link, etc.)
5. 2 sample syllabi
6. teaching evaluations
7. three letters of reference

All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio:

Applications received by December 1, 2023 will receive full consideration. Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Wei Wang, search committee chair, at

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.