The University of Michigan Department of Asian Languages and Cultures invites applications for the position of Chinese Lecturer (LEO Lecturer I) starting August 30, 2021. Responsibilities include 10-12 instructional hours per week and active involvement in curricular and program affairs. This is a non-tenure-track position. Appointment level will be 100%. This is a renewable one-year appointment.

Required Qualifications: An M.A. in Chinese language pedagogy, applied linguistics or other relevant field and native or near-native competence in both English and Chinese. Standard Mandarin pronunciation is necessary.

Desired Qualification: Successful applicant must be able to teach at all levels of the Chinese Language Program. Prior teaching experience at a college/university in the U.S. is preferred. Expertise and experience in curriculum development is essential. Familiarity with digital and multi-media language instruction and innovative approaches to engaged and experiential learning is highly desired. Excellence in teaching and instructional service will be the principal criteria used to select the successful candidate.

A complete dossier includes a letter of application explaining your qualifications, separate statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a current CV, samples of materials development, and three letters of recommendation. In addition, a teaching demo – a link to a video of one instructional session lasting no longer than one hour (30-45 minutes is preferred) is required.

Application materials must be submitted electronically. Please go to to apply. Inquiries should be directed to Patrice Whitney ( The deadline for applications is March 29. Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.