The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at
Harvard University invites applications for one or more full-time,
multi-year Preceptors in Chinese expected to begin July 1,
2022. The Preceptor will be responsible for teaching 2-3
Chinese courses per year, meeting with students for regular office
hours, and coordinating a teaching team for their level’s
discussion sections. This is a term appointment of three years,
renewable for a term of up to five years (eight years in total),
contingent on performance, enrollments, curricular need, position
availability, and divisional dean authorization
The successful applicant should be well versed in the issues of
teaching Chinese as a foreign language, have experience in teaching
multiple levels of Chinese, must have exemplary ability in
comprehension and active use of standard Chinese and English,
written and spoken, at native or near-native proficiency and must
be able to teach multiple levels of modern Chinese.
Several years of experience teaching modern Chinese at the
college level in the United States and specialization in Chinese
pedagogy and second language acquisition is highly desirable.
An M.A. degree or higher in Chinese Linguistics, Foreign Language
Education, or a closely related field is preferred; experience in
computer-assisted language teaching is a plus.
Interested candidates should submit, to the application portal at
- Cover letter, including a description of teaching/advising
experience and philosophy and comments on any efforts to encourage
diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Names and contact information of three to five referees, who
will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of
recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted.
Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application
is considered complete only when at least three letters have been
Candidates should also send a 20-minute teaching demo by URL
through the ARIeS portal, or send a USB of the applicant teaching
Chair, Preceptor Search Committee
Chinese Language Program
East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department
5 Bryant Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
All application materials should be submitted no later than
September 24, 2021. Please note that references will
only be invited to upload letters of recommendation after a
complete application has been submitted online. Reference
letters should be submitted by September 29, 2021.
Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity,
sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or
any other characteristic protected by law.