Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Chinese Language

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15 Apr 2021
End of advertisement period
20 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a 5 year post of a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Chinese Language within UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland

The Irish Institute for Chinese Studies (IICS) at UCD and the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland (CII) were officially launched on 26th September 2006.
The IICS contributes to the University's strategic objectives by promoting its international profile in the areas of Chinese studies and research. It has developed a range of courses and degree programmes designed to offer students a better knowledge and understanding of China. The programmes are offered in UCD for the benefit not only of students at UCD, but also the wider community.

The UCD CII is dedicated to the promotion and development of Chinese language, culture, studies and business. The CII is a joint venture between Renmin University of China and UCD. The CII aims to work with government, business and academia in Ireland and China to create stronger educational, cultural and commercial links between the two countries. It will achieve this by promoting an awareness of Chinese language and culture in Ireland; offering innovative and flexible Chinese language courses to not only students at UCD but also the wider community in Ireland; and developing and promoting teaching in the area of Chinese Studies within UCD and Ireland.

Reporting to the Director (or nominee), the Lecturer/Assistant Professor will ensure the delivery of highly flexible, responsive and effective language teaching to students undertaking a range of contact teaching, teaching-related and administrative duties associated with the running of Chinese language programmes.

The post holder will be required to maintain currency through ongoing professional development in research and scholarship associated with keeping up to date and further developing their teaching practice and facilitating pedagogical development.
The post holder will also be required to foster collaborative working relationships with all colleagues and stakeholders in a professional and approachable manner and have experience working with students from diverse educational, cultural and work background.

The successful candidate will be expected to work in the following areas:
Teaching and Learning: The IICS/CII make a unique contribution to UCD's undergraduate and postgraduate programmes - BComm International (Business with Chinese Studies), BCL (Law with Chinese Studies), BSc (Food Business with Chinese), BSc (Social Sciences with Chinese), MA in Teaching Chinese Language and Culture, Chinese language education at Irish secondary and primary schools, business associations as well as the wider public communities.

Administration: Assume administrative duties to the role; promoting collaborations within the Institute.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

UCD is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated, and everyone is afforded equality of opportunity. To that end the university adheres to a range of equality, diversity and inclusion policies. We encourage applicants to consult those policies here We welcome applications from everyone, including those who identify with any of the protected characteristics that are set out in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

95 Lecturer/Asst Professor (Below the Bar) Salary Scale: €34,746 - €60,984 per annum
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 20 May 2021

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

Note: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow link below: Contract.pdf

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

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