Assistant Teaching Professor of Chinese Language

University of Colorado Boulder Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations

Requisition Number:35897

Location:Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:Faculty


Posting Close Date:07-Feb-2022

Date Posted:03-Jan-2022

Job Summary

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track appointment as Assistant Teaching Professor (Instructor) in Chinese language to begin August 2022. Instructors hold nine-month appointments and contribute service to the unit and campus, and regularly teach 4 courses (or the equivalent) in both the fall and spring semesters.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, founded in 1982, offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Chinese and Japanese, four minor programs, two certificate programs, as well as language, literature and culture courses in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi/Urdu, Japanese and Korean. Students receive a thorough grounding in the modern language, an introduction to the classical language and literature and a broad familiarity with the literary and cultural history of their selected area. Students interested in Chinese or Japanese are encouraged to broaden their academic horizon through a double major, combining either language with another field of interest. Likewise, students in all Asian Languages and Civilizations programs as well as programs outside the department can pursue one of the department's minors or certificates as a way of broadening their career options. Recent graduates have found positions in such fields as government service, international business and secondary-school teaching; others have gone on to graduate study in Chinese or Japanese.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Job duties include teaching courses in Chinese language to undergraduate and graduate students and service to the University. 

What You Should Know

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $53,000 - $55,000. The department is willing to offer funding for moving expenses pending the current location of the future hire.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • M.A. in Chinese language, linguistics, pedagogy, or other related discipline.
    • All requirements for conferral of the M.A. degree must be completed prior to August 15, 2022. 
  • One year of full-time or part-time experience in teaching Chinese language at the university level.
    • Experience in teaching may have been obtained during graduate studies. 
  • Ability to teach all levels of Chinese language.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Syllabus/Syllabi
During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references who will be contacted to provide letters of recommendation as the search progresses.

Please apply by February 7, 2022 for consideration. 

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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