Lecturer in Chinese Studies

Randwick, Australia
27 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

Chinese Studies at UNSW Sydney has the largest student enrolments of any Chinese program in Australia, with over 1,200 students enrolled in the diverse, discipline-based undergraduate courses offered on Chinese language, culture and society, including aesthetics, cinema, gender, history, literature, media, philosophy, and translation and interpreting between Chinese and English.

About the role

  • Lecturer, Level B $103K -$121K plus 17% superannuation and leave loading and annual leave loading  
  • Fixed term for a period of three (3) years, with the possibility of a renewal
  • Full-time

The Lecturer in Chinese Studies will make a substantial contribution to the School’s undergraduate streams in Chinese Studies, especially through teaching Chinese language courses and undertaking related administrative tasks such as managing the placement of students into appropriate language courses. The applicant should have the ability to teach courses on Chinese-English / English-Chinese translation and interpreting and may also contribute to our numerous offerings on Chinese culture and society.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Hold or be about to complete a PhD (or equivalent higher degree or professional qualification of equivalent standing) in a relevant field
  • Native or near native fluency in standard Mandarin and English.
  • A track record of high quality university-level teaching in Chinese Studies, including language courses at a range of levels from beginners to proficient speakers and professional studies and/or contextual courses on Chinese culture and society, and a capacity to supervise honours and higher degree research students in these areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop new courses and course materials and to apply online and other technology-based methods of teaching and assessment.
  • Demonstrated expertise and a strong research track record, relative to opportunity, in Chinese Studies or related disciplines.

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.


Dr Andrew Beattie, Head of School (Acting), School of Humanities and Languages

E: a.beattie@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: 11:59 pm Monday 2 April 2018