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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies (Deputy Director of Confucius Institute)

Lancaster University - Languages and Cultures

Location: Lancaster
Salary: £41,526 to £59,135
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th September 2021
Closes: 30th September 2021
Job Ref: A3518

Lancaster University Confucius Institute seeks to appoint a Deputy Director and Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies, to be based in Lancaster University Confucius Institute and the Department of Languages and Cultures. Founded in 2011, Lancaster University Confucius Institute has developed into a significant provider of Chinese language and culture education in the Northwest. Its work has been internally and externally recognised in the forms of Confucius Institute of the Year awarded by Confucius Institute Headquarters in 2019 and Outstanding Contribution Award by Lancaster University in 2020. Building on the success of its established teaching sites in Morecambe, Blackpool, and Carlisle, Lancaster University Confucius Institute aims to further grow its profile regionally and globally. The role is a part of this growth plan, and the institute is expecting a motivated colleague to advance this exciting agenda.

With fluency in Mandarin Chinese, you will have an excellent understanding about and a strong commitment to the work of Confucius Institutes and international Chinese language and culture education. You will have a proven ability to develop, deliver and lead teaching, research and engagement within the context of the Confucius Institute and the Department of Languages and Cultures activities (teaching and research expertise in culture, language and translation will be considered as an advantage). Working closely with the Confucius Institute Director, you will play an important role in developing the growth agenda of Lancaster University Confucius Institute. You are expected to contribute to the development of the Department of Languages and Cultures through the generation of research, teaching and scholarship of international excellence. Academic administrative activities within the Department are also part of this role.

For more information about the Confucius Institute, please see

The Institute is based in the Department for Language and Cultures. The Department is a welcoming, vibrant and successful department, ranked in the top ten in the UK. It offers a range of undergraduate degree-level subjects including Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish and delivers both specialist and comparative courses. The Department’s research profile covers literature, film, translation, digital culture, popular culture and the practice of everyday life across Europe, Africa, China and North & South America. For more information, please see

Lancaster University is top10 in three major national league tables and is highly ranked in international league tables. It has been named International University of the Year 2020 by the Times and Sunday Times, and has been awarded Gold in the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to: Professor Jinghan Zeng, Director of Lancaster University Confucius Institute. He can be reached at

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