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Professor/Researcher; Associate Professor/Associate Researcher; Lecturer/Assistant Researcher in African Languages and Literatures

Beijing Foreign Studies University - The School of African Studies

Location: Beijing - China
Salary: Competitive salary
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th November 2020
Expires: 16th January 2021

In September 1961, the Department of Asian and African Languages was founded at BFSU in a mission to strengthen the friendly exchanges with Asian and African countries. Swahili and Hausa were among the first batch of majors established. 

In September 2019, the School of African Studies was founded to facilitate the teaching of African languages and African studies. Currently, the School teaches Swahili, Hausa, isiZulu, Amharic, Malagasy at undergraduate level. It also offers a number of optional courses on African languages, such as Somali, Shona, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Afrikaans, Tamazight, Yoruba, Sesotho, Setswana, Comorian, Ndebele, Tigrinya, Chichewa, Sango, isiXhosa.

There is also a Center on African Studies, which focuses on African Linguistics, Literature, History, Culture, Anthropology, Politics, Law and Regional Organizations. The School enrolls postgraduate, doctoral and overseas students every year on two academic programs: African Linguistics & Literature, and African Studies.

The School has established academic relations with over 16 universities in Africa, and certain world-renowned African Studies institutes, including School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, the UK (SOAS) and Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, France (INALCO).

More information available at:

Official website of the School of African Studies:


Applicants should

  1. have passion for higher education and fulfill teachers' duties in accordance with laws.
  2. have academic rigor and be good team players. Comply with academic integrity principles, teaching ethics and norms.
  3. have research experience and potentials for teaching and academic research.
  4. hold PhD degrees in the relevant disciplines from well-known universities, and have outstanding publication records.
  5. be in good health to fulfill duties.

Remuneration Package

BFSU provides competitive salaries.

Qualified recruited candidates can apply for benefits according to BFSU’s talent projects and plans.

To apply please click the APPLY button and send your CV along with your representative academic achievements to our official recruitment email address. 

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