Job Details

  • Reference number: ID602
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: March 26th
  • Remuneration package: The annual cost of employment for 2024 including benefits is R 1 027 040

Background to Position

SENIOR LECTURER: CHINESE LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES & LITERATURES (SLL)

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

The School of Languages and Literatures (SLL), in the Faculty of Humanities, invites applications for a permanent appointment as Senior Lecturer in Chinese Language and Literature. SLL houses full academic teaching programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in an interdisciplinary environment comprising a dozen scholarly fields related to the study of national, continental, and global as well as modern and classical languages and literatures. It engages increasingly with questions about transnational and “Global South” identities and contributes to the University’s transformation purpose “Vision 2030”. The Chinese Language and Literature section offers undergraduate courses in Chinese, contributes to interdisciplinary projects within the school, and aims at developing postgraduate programmes and research.

We hope to make an appointment of this Senior Lecturer position in Chinese as soon as possible.

Job Description

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teaching and convening Chinese as a 2nd language from beginners to advanced level
  • Active engagement in research and publication
  • The successful candidate will be expected to perform academic and administrative tasks at departmental and faculty levels.
  • Active contribution to the Section’s research projects.
  • Curriculum development (postgraduate courses and programmes in Chinese)
  • Active participation in the School’s research culture
  • Contribution to blended learning modalities, as required

Inherent Criteria

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completed PhD in Chinese language and literature, or a related field
  • Native or near-native mastery of the Chinese Language
  • At least 2 years’ experience in teaching Chinese language and literature to 2nd language students at tertiary level
  • A research strategy and publications commensurate with career stage
  • Proven administrative skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in English in a predominantly English-speaking academic environment.

THE FOLLOWING WOULD BE ADVANTAGEOUS:

  • Experience or interest in interdisciplinary work.
  • Experience or interest in internationalisation (e.g. study abroad programmes)
  • Experience or interest in collaborating with institutional partners outside     academia (e.g. consular services)
  • Experience in postgraduate teaching, supervision, and research.

Application Requirement

APPLY ONLINE BY USING THE APPLY NOW LINK AT THE TOP RIGHT-HAND CORNER OF THE SPECIFIC VACANCY PAGE.

To apply, please visit the UCT Jobs Site (www.jobs.uct.ac.zaView (For Internal Applicants) and View (For external Applicants) to create a candidate profile and to submit your application.

Please complete/attach the following to your profile before submitting your application:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Motivation/Cover letter that speaks to the specific requirements of the position.
  • Three referee names which must include their title and name, position details, relationship to you, their e-mail address and telephone number.

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

Shortlisted candidates may be required to undergo competency assessments and references may be requested by UCT at any stage of the selection process.

Any enquiries for the position to be addressed to Mr Ian Petersen at recruitment02@uct.ac.za or 021 650 2163.                     

Reference number:    ID602

Closing date:              15 April 2024     

Website:                     www.humanities.uct.ac.za 

UCT is a designated employer and is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity, and redress in achieving its equity targets in accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets. Preference will be given to candidates from the under-represented designated groups. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at https://uct.ac.za/media/9482.

UCT reserves the right not to appoint.

About University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is South Africa's oldest university, and is one of Africa's leading teaching and research institutions. UCT was founded in 1829 as the South African College, a high school for boys. The College had a small tertiary-education facility that grew substantially after 1880, when the discovery of gold and diamonds in the north – and the resulting demand for skills in mining – gave it the financial boost it needed to grow. The College developed into a fully fledged university during the period 1880 to 1900, thanks to increased funding from private sources and the government.