Lecturer in Chinese Studies and Digital Cultures

Queen Mary University of London School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

United Kingdom

Lecturer in Chinese Studies and Digital Cultures (Teaching and Research)

Department: School of Languages, Linguistics & Film
Salary: £44,931 - £47,414 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL31587
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 4 January 2023
Closing date: 17 February 2023

Further details and apply


About the Role 

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, within the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, is looking to appoint a suitably qualified Lecturer specialising in Chinese Studies and Digital Cultures. Applicants with specialisms in literature, film, visual arts, or culture and the ability to contribute towards our Liberal Arts and/or Global Development programmes would be especially welcome. 

Duties will include research and publication, convening and teaching undergraduate modules, contributing to MA provision as appropriate, (co)-supervising PhD students, and undertaking administrative roles as required within the Department. You will be able to develop new modules, and adapt existing ones, in line with their specific research strengths. The ability to teach Chinese language to undergraduate students is essential. Knowledge of main critical theories within digital media and/or knowledge of digital methods with a particular focus on the humanities is also essential. Evidence of high-quality research and publications in renowned journals is also expected. Applications are invited from specialists with a research background in one or more of the following areas:

  • modern and contemporary Chinese literature, film, and culture,
  • interdisciplinary (text, film, art, stage) or trans-historical work. 

You will be expected to teach on the following modules during your first year of appointment:

  • Introductory Chinese
  • Deconstructing ‘China’ in the Western Imagination,
  • Digital Cultures,
  • contribute to Culture and Revolution: Russia and China.

About You 

You will hold a PhD in Chinese Studies or a related subject, or a relevant professional qualification or equivalent professional experience, and a native or near-native command of Mandarin, together with the ability to deliver teaching and assessment at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The ability to work constructively and flexibly with colleagues, and good organisational and communicative skills, are also essential.  

About the School

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures conducts cutting-edge teaching and research. Further details can be found at www.qmul.ac.uk/sllf.

About Queen Mary 

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. 

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form. 


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, a season ticket loan scheme and a comprehensive range of personal and professional¿development opportunities. We also offer a range of work-life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities (including on-site nursery, Mile End campus only). 

The post is full-time and permanent, expecting to start 1 September 2023. Starting salary is Grade 5, ranging £44,931 - £47,414 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.  

Queen Mary’s commitment to¿our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of recruitment for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly. 


Informal enquiries to Dr Rosa Vidal Doval at r.vidal@qmul.ac.uk

To apply, please click the ‘apply’ button below. 

The closing date is 17 February 2023.

Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.  


Further details and apply

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