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Lecturer - Chinese Studies - School of Humanities and Languages

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Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Lecturer

  • Employment Type:  Full time – 35 hours per week.
  • Duration: Convertible tenure track
  • Remuneration: From $119,440 + 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Location: Kensington Campus, NSW (Hybrid Flexible Working)


Why Your Role Matters:

With strengths in literary, gender and media studies, in our many varied contextual and language offerings, UNSW Sydney has the largest enrolment of any Chinese Studies program in Australia.

In the position of Lecturer, you will demonstrate research excellence in Chinese and related studies, contribute to the Chinese Studies program and participate in the wider social engagement activities of our dynamic team. You will also propose and develop new courses in Chinese Studies

The role of Lecturer reports to Head of School and has no direct reports.



Specific accountabilities for this role include (but are not limited to):

  • Demonstrate and continuously develop a well-defined teaching philosophy that inspires student learning;
  • Conduct classes, assess student learning achievements and support students in assigned undergraduate or postgraduate courses in line with UNSW policy;
  • Engage in individual and/or collaborative research in a manner consistent with disciplinary practice.
  • Participate in the research training of Honours and Postgraduate students.
  • Create scholarly impact which is recognised by peers in the advancement of disciplinary knowledge.
  • Design and develop learning activities and resources, and provide assessment and feedback using a range of suitable approaches and learning environments.
  • Support learning progression with students as individuals (through such activities as one-to-one consultation) and as a cohort (through general course related advice) to achieve positive learning and employability outcomes for students.


Who You Are:

Skills and Experience required (but not limited to):

  • A PhD in Chinese Studies or a discipline relevant to this position.
  • Native or near-native abilities in the Chinese language.
  • A publication and grant record relative to opportunity.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and learning design, development and delivery at undergraduate level.
  • Experience using and/or designing with educational technologies and online delivery methods.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and passion for educational excellence

To learn more about this position, and view the comprehensive skills and criteria list, a copy of the Position Description can be found below.


About UNSW:

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. We’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do. Taking this combined approach is what makes our work matter. It’s the reason we’re one of the top 50 universities in the world and a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight. If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

The School of Humanities and Languages is one of Australia’s leading centres of teaching and research excellence in humanities and languages. Our mission is to educate our students to become global citizens through critical thinking skills, historical, cultural and linguistic understanding, language learning, and an informed engagement with the world.

Our approach to teaching and research is interdisciplinary, multilingual and global. Our teachers are among the most appreciated by students across UNSW and provide the critical skills, historical perspectives, language proficiency, and sociocultural and environmental insights that equip you for a thriving career with a global perspective.

Through all our activities, we aim to engage with traditions and communities, enhance knowledge and practice, and enable positive social change.


Benefits and Culture:

  • Flexible Working Options (work from home, flexible hours etc) 
  • Career development opportunities 
  • 17% Superannuation contributions and additional leave loading payments 
  • Additional 3 days of leave over Christmas period 
  • Discounts and entitlements (retail, education, fitness)

For further details on the benefits, please visit


How to Apply:

Make each day matter with a meaningful career at UNSW. Submit your application online before the Thursday 25th April 2024 at 9am.

A copy of the Position Description can be found below this job on JOBS@UNSW.


Get in Touch:

Persa Tzakis

Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

Please apply through the application portal and not via the contact above.


UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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