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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


The University of Cambridge  seeks to appoint a University Lecturer in Chinese Language and Linguistics in the Department of East Asian Studies to begin on 1st September, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

We welcome applicants trained in Chinese linguistics who also have knowledge of, and experience in, language teaching, testing, syllabus design, the development of teaching materials, and language pedagogy. The ability to conduct linguistic and empirical research in L2 Chinese bilingualism/multilingualism is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Chinese language and linguistics or a related discipline and will have a record of, or clear potential for, outstanding research. She or he will be expected to direct the modern Chinese language program; engage in high-level research; develop impact programmes outside academia; publish in their specialist field and seek opportunities to obtain external funding for that research; offer teaching and supervision on one or more of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the Department of East Asian Studies; contribute to the growth of their specialist field and China Studies more generally; assist with running the Department's various programmes, including the organization of seminars, conferences, year abroad, and outreach activities as well as shouldering appropriate administrative duties.

Further Information.

To apply for this vacancy, you must use the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form. Please upload a CV and covering letter in the 'upload' section. We regret that feedback will not be supplied for unsuccessful applications.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Prof. Roel Sterckx (e-mail: For questions on the application process or procedure, please contact Ruth Farley, HR Co-ordinator (Email:

The closing date for applications is midnight, GMT on Monday, 27th December, 2020.

Please quote reference GX24358 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. We particularly welcome applications from women and/or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in the University.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.