Vacant Position: Lecturer in Chinese Studies

University of Sydney
Deadline: 6th Feb 2020

Exciting research and teaching opportunity in the Department of Chinese Studies
Located at our Camperdown / Darlington campus
Full-time continuing position (Academic Level B) and remuneration package $125,848 p.a which includes leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

The Department of Chinese Studies within the School of Languages and Cultures is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Chinese Language and Culture, with specialisation in any discipline of China-related language or culture studies.


In this role you will:

contribute to core units in the Chinese Studies major including developing and teaching Chinese language classes at different levels
make an active contribution to interdisciplinary teaching by developing elective units for inclusion in at least one of the following majors: Chinese Studies, Asian Studies, International and Comparative Literature, and/or in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Translation in Practice) degree. Areas of focus should reflect the applicants’ area of expertise, highlighting the close link between interdisciplinary teaching and research encouraged within the School
maintain a research profile compatible with the Department’s research programmes through publication and research grant application
supervise honours and postgraduate research students in Chinese Studies
work flexibly and collaboratively in a team environment and take initiative in coordinating and mentoring at the appropriate level.
take on roles in administration in the Department and School.
engage in outreach activities to promote Chinese studies within the University and in the broader community

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer in Chinese Studies who possesses:

a completed PhD in Chinese Studies or a relevant discipline
native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English
a strong record of peer-reviewed publications relative to opportunity
evidence of research grant applications, relative to opportunity
demonstrated experience and commitment to innovative teaching and course development of Chinese language and culture studies at different levels
demonstrated success in promoting student retention and achieving high levels of language competency
evidence of capacity to work flexibly and collaboratively in a team environment and assume roles in academic administration

About us

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse ranges of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 arts faculties in the world. The School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) offers the widest range of undergraduate and postgraduate language studies in Australia and is a centre for Asian, European, Latin American, and Middle Eastern Studies.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 2501/1119C to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Thursday 6 February 2020

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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