Assistant Teaching Professor in Modern Chinese

University of Washington Department of Asian Languages and Literature

United States

Assistant Teaching Professor Full-Time in Modern Chinese

Position Overview

Organization: Asian Languages & Literature

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor Full-Time in Modern Chinese

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Washington seeks to appoint a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor in modern Chinese. The initial appointment, starting Autumn Quarter 2023, is for three years, with the possibility of renewal.  The successful applicant will be expected to teach modern Chinese language at all levels, to develop curricula and teaching materials, and to train and supervise teaching assistants. The University of Washington has a large and vibrant Chinese language program, including a Chinese major and minor, and is home to a Chinese Flagship Program. Faculty members engage in teaching, service, and, optionally, research; teaching professors are voting members of the faculty and have a career path that includes the ranks of Assistant Teaching Professor, Associate Teaching Professor and Teaching Professor. This position is non-tenure-track and has a 9-month (September 16th – June 15th) service period.


Applicants must have at least an M.A. degree, or foreign equivalent, in teaching Chinese as a second language, foreign language teaching, or another relevant area. Native or near-native proficiency in Chinese, English fluency, and at least one year of experience teaching at the college or university level are required.


Priority will be given to complete applications received before December 1, 2022. To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of teaching materials, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, recent student evaluations, a diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation. All materials must be submitted electronically via Interfolio: Finalists will be asked to submit a video recording of themselves teaching a Chinese language class. For further questions about the position, the status of the opening, or disability accommodations, please contact Professor Izumi Matsuda-Kiami at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

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Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit

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