Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Chinese Studies

Randwick, Australia
02 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2018
Contract Type
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

  • Senior Lecturer Level C $125K to $143K plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Associate Professor Level D $149K-$164K plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Continuing
  • Full-time

The Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Chinese Studies will make a substantial contribution to teaching in the School’s undergraduate streams in Chinese Studies, including both Chinese language courses and courses on Chinese culture and society. The Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor may also contribute to teaching in Asian Studies and other cognate streams. The Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor will also make a substantial contribution to research and supervision in Chinese Studies and to academic administration, leadership, and engagement as appropriate to the level of appointment.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD (or equivalent research higher degree) in Chinese Studies.
  • Native or near native fluency in standard Mandarin and English.
  • An excellent track record of high quality and innovative teaching at university level in Chinese Studies, including language courses at a range of levels and courses on contemporary Chinese culture and society, and ability to teach in Asian Studies and/or other cognate disciplinary areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop new courses and course materials and to successfully apply online and other technology-based methods of teaching and assessment.
  • A track record of successful supervision, relative to opportunity, of honours and higher degree research students.
  • Demonstrated expertise and an excellent research track record in Chinese Studies.
  • A well-defined research plan in areas that will strengthen the research agenda of Chinese Studies discipline group, and in line with Faculty and School research strengths.

The level of the appointment will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

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


Applications close: 11:59 pm Monday 2 April 2018

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