Clinical Instructor/Assistant Professor of Chinese (Washington, DC)

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at The Catholic University of America seeks to fill a Clinical Instructor/Assistant Professor position in Mandarin Chinese to begin on August 20, 2022. This is a non-tenure track, two-year renewable appointment.

We seek candidates who understand, are enthusiastic about, and will make a significant contribution to the mission of the University, which reads as follows: “As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church. Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.”

Responsibilities include full-time teaching (4:4), coordination of the Chinese language program (beginning, intermediate and advanced), support of the Asian Studies minor, active participation in departmental events, and service on departmental committees.  Ability to support technology implementation in all language courses and webpage management a plus. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English; ABD or Ph. D. in hand at time of appointment.  The ideal candidate will bring enthusiasm and proven teaching excellence in providing innovative in-person and online instruction along with a strong sense of commitment to building our undergraduate program and developing outreach initiatives in the university community.

Applications should include the following: 

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • Teaching portfolio with Teaching evaluations, Philosophy of teaching statement, Video class sample
  • A one- to two-page personal statement indicating how your research, teaching, and service will make a distinctive contribution to our University’s mission and to the vision of Catholic education outlined in the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities Ex Corde Ecclesiae.

For questions and to apply, contact Dr. Margaret Ann Kassen, Chair (

Review of applications to begin in March 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.  Interviews will be conducted on Zoom.

The Catholic University of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.