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Job ID: 317525
Job Title: 2017-18 Teaching Specialist or Lecturer: Chinese
Job Code: 9754
Location: Twin Cities
Empl Group: Acad Prof and Admin
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time


Required qualifications: M.A. or foreign equivalent, in Chinese, or related area. Native or near-native fluency in Chinese. Strong English language communication skills, and university-level teaching experience in Chinese language. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Chinese, or related area, with two or more years of university-level teaching experience in Chinese language. Candidates with a Masters degree will be appointed as Teaching Specialist; candidates with a Ph.D. will be appointed as Lecturer.

About the Job

The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota seeks to fill a full time appointment to teach Chinese starting fall semester 2017. The position will be full-time for fall semester 2017 (08/28/17 - 01/10/18) and spring semester 2018 (01/11/18 - 05/27/18). There is an option for teaching summer courses. The position is for day, evening, or a combination of day/evening courses, taught on a semester basis. The full-time appointment is eligible for benefits. Salary range is competitive based upon qualifications.The position may be annually renewable depending on departmental need, funding and performance.

Duties and responsibilities: Teach assigned language classes/sections; keep office hours; prepare course materials; engage in curriculum development; prepare and grade exams; and participate in program governance as appropriate.

About the Department

Please see the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures website at for additional information.

Established in 1868, the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts is committed to intellectual freedom, the pursuit of new knowledge, and the belief that the liberal arts are the foundation of academic learning. CLA prepares students to be independent and original thinkers, innovators in their chosen fields; to create meaning in their lives and in their life's work; and to become productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world. The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education.

Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota, with its five campuses and more than 65,000 students, is one of the largest, most comprehensive universities in the United States, and ranks among the most prestigious research universities in the world. It is both a major research institution, with scholars of national and international reputation, and a state land-grant university, with a strong tradition of education and public engagement.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and CV. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there. Please attach a cover letter, your CV, and a list of three individuals who are willing to write letters of recommendation on your behalf (include contact information). Please also attach a statement of teaching philosophy and written documentation of quality teaching, such as teaching evaluations, syllabi, sample class materials, or other written documentation.

Incomplete or emailed applications will not be considered. This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


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About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.