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Lecturer in Chinese Studies (T&R) - QMUL24668

Department: School of Languages, Linguistics & Film
Salary: £42,433 - £44,807 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL24668
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 15-Apr-2021
Closing date: 16-May-2021

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About the Role 

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, within the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, is looking to appoint a suitably qualified Lecturer specialising in Chinese Studies. Applicants with an attested research and teaching background in Chinese Studies (details below) would especially be welcomed. 


Duties will include research and publication, convening and teaching undergraduate modules, contributing to MA provision as appropriate, (co)-supervising PhD students, and undertaking administrative roles as required within the Department. The successful candidate will be able to develop new modules, and adapt existing ones, in line with their specific research strengths. Evidence of high-quality research and publications in renowned journals is also expected. Applications are invited from specialists with a research background in one or more of the following areas:

  • modern Chinese literature and culture, including the Republican, Socialist, and/or contemporary periods,
  • the late-imperial (Ming-Qing) periods,
  • Translation studies
  • interdisciplinary (text, film, art, stage) or trans-historical work. 


You will be expected to teach on the following during your first year of appointment: Chinese Language and Culture 1 (2 hours p/w, language module), Culture and Language (1 hour p/w, non-language, content module). During this year you will be expected to design non-language, ‘content’ modules for a Chinese Joint Honours track within the BA Modern Languages programme, starting September 2022.


About You 

You will hold a PhD in Chinese Studies or a related subject, or a relevant professional qualification or equivalent professional experience, and a native or near-native command of Mandarin, together with the ability to deliver teaching and assessment at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The ability to work constructively and flexibly with colleagues, and good organisational and communicative skills, are also essential.  


About the School

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures conducts cutting-edge teaching and research. Further details can be found at


About Queen Mary 

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. 


Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form. 



We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, a season ticket loan scheme and a comprehensive range of personal and professional¿development opportunities. We also offer a range of work-life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities (including on-site nursery, Mile End campus only). 


The post is full-time and permanent, expecting to start 1 September 2021. Starting salary is Grade 5, ranging £42,433 - £44,807 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.  


Queen Mary’s commitment to¿our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of recruitment for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly. 


Informal enquiries to Professor Jeremy Hicks at 


To apply, please click the ‘apply’ button below. 


The closing date is 16 May 2021.


Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.  

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