Visiting Lecturer of Chinese Language

New York University: NYU – Global: Abu Dhabi: AD_Arts and Humanities: AD_Chinese Language


Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Open Date

May 10, 2021


Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


NYU Abu Dhabi is currently inviting applications for a full time Visiting Faculty position at the rank of Lecturer of Chinese Language. The successful candidate will teach up to 3 courses per semester starting in September 2021.

Candidates must have a strong ability to teach Mandarin Chinese at all levels (to native or non-native learners); a minimum of 4 years of experience of teaching college level Chinese as the primary instructor in the classroom; a proven record of teaching Chinese effectively to English speaking, especially non-heritage, learners; and familiarity with computer aided technology in teaching. Experience in developing course materials is also required. The appointee will be asked to help further develop a Chinese language program in an exciting linguistic and cultural context. The successful candidate will also have good interpersonal skills to collaborate with colleagues and actively interact with students in a multicultural educational setting.

NYUAD values diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity; such principles are fundamental to the university commitment to excellence. Our faculty are the engines that sustain our inclusive environment; NYUAD students come from more than 115 countries, with no single one nationality exceeding more than 15 percent of the total student population. Likewise, our faculty are highly diverse and community minded: our modern campus is home to over 320 faculty who represent more than 45 different nationalities, all of whom bring a global perspective to their classrooms and research projects. Research is advanced by over 400 highly qualified research staff, who are likewise drawn from all over the world.

The appointment would commence in Academic Year 2021-22 and the applicant must obtain a leave of absence and a letter of no objection from their home institution. The NYUAD academic calendar typically starts the last week of August and ends in the last week of May. Candidates must be willing to relocate to the UAE in time for the beginning of the semester.

About NYU Abu Dhabi

Established in partnership between New York University (NYU) and the emirate of Abu Dhabi, NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has assembled over the past decade a remarkable community of scholars, students, researchers, artists, inventors, and others who have contributed to the growth of the UAE’s capital as a global hub of knowledge and culture, while establishing a new model of higher education for today’s complex world.

NYUAD is animated by inspiring, diverse faculty, students, and staff working together in an exciting and dynamic city. As an international center of excellence in teaching and research, our goal is to attract outstanding faculty who are leaders in their fields, encouraging them to create programs that draw outstanding students and providing an intellectually rich environment.

Students are drawn from among the world’s best. They are bright, intellectually passionate, and committed to building a campus environment anchored in mutual respect, understanding, and care. The NYUAD undergraduate student body has garnered an impressive record of scholarships, graduate-school appointments, and many other global honors. Graduate education is an area of growth for the university and the current graduate student population of over 100 students is expected to expand in the next decade.

NYUAD is committed to building and strengthening a university-wide culture of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity (IDBE). For more information on NYUAD’s commitment to IDBE and how these values create fundamental to our mission please visit

Working for NYUAD

A world-class institution deserves world-class benefits. At NYUAD, we recognize that Abu Dhabi is more than where you work, it’s your home. In order for faculty to thrive, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to our top talent. This starts with a generous relocation allowance to ensure a smooth transition to Abu Dhabi, followed by a competitive salary, housing and transportation allowance; educational assistance for your dependents; access to health and wellness services, plus more. NYUAD is committed to faculty success throughout the academic career trajectory, providing support for ambitious and world class research projects and innovative, interactive teaching approaches. Support for dual career families is a priority.

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An M.A. in the Chinese Language, Chinese Literature, Second Language Acquisition, or a related field is required. Candidates possessing a Ph.D. will be given preference. A clear commitment to undergraduate teaching is also essential.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please submit the following documents:

  • CV
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Recent student teaching evaluations
  • Two syllabi for courses at different levels
  • Please submit contact information for three referees who will then be asked to upload confidential letters of recommendation to NYU Abu Dhabi’s online application system, Interfolio.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Due to the high volume of applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Hiring for this position is subject to final budgetary approval.

NYUAD is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University.

If you have any questions, please e-mail [email protected]

If this sounds like you, apply now.

Join NYU Abu Dhabi, an exceptional place for exceptional people.

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

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