The Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a full-time lecturer of Chinese to begin August 2024. The successful candidate will teach elementary and intermediate Chinese language courses as well as introductory courses in Intercultural Studies that fulfill general education requirements in the humanities. There may be occasional opportunities to teach upper-level Chinese language courses or cultural courses in English. The teaching load is 30 credits per year (approximately equivalent to a 5-5 load). The lecturer will collaborate with the coordinator of the Chinese program on curricula and on the organization of extracurricular activities.

Candidates must have at least a Master’s Degree in Chinese, Asian Studies, or a closely related field; possess near-native fluency in Chinese; and demonstrate effective teaching in undergraduate courses. Additionally, their application materials should provide evidence of the candidate’s ability to contribute to a multi-language departmental culture that values a variety of perspectives. Since its creation in 2018, the Chinese program has grown significantly; a new minor in Chinese Studies was established in 2021. The program also contributes to the Languages and Intercultural Studies major and minor curricula, as well as to the Asian Studies minor. Students in the Chinese program have opportunities to enhance their learning via study abroad, often supported via prestigious scholarships, including the Chinese Government Scholarship and the Moe Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Program.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 49 states and 55 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate and master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in instructional technology, and PhD degrees in marine science: coastal and marine systems science and education sciences.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and transcripts of all graduate work (unofficial transcripts acceptable) at: http://jobs.coastal.edu. Screening of applicants will continue until the position is filled.


Required Qualifications

  • Must have completed 18 graduate hours in the relevant discipline, hold a master’s degree or meet the established alternative qualifications, and exhibit strong potential for excellence in teaching. Maintain currency in academic discipline.

Mental Demands

  • Analytical and Problem Solving,
  • Confidentiality,
  • Constant Interruptions,
  • Customer Contact,
  • Detailed Work, Language,
  • Multiple Concurrent Tasks,
  • Reading (documents or instruments),
  • Reasoning, Stress,
  • Verbal Communication,
  • Written Communication

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.