Lecturer in Mandarin Chinese

South Africa
Jul 11, 2018
Jul 31, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Department of Modern Foreign Languages

Lecturer in Mandarin Chinese

Five-year contract position

(Ref. LSW13/219/0618)

An exciting opportunity exists at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, for a dynamic person to join this fast-growing section of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages.

All foreign language programmes are based on an intercultural and communicative approach and are designed to provide a thorough competence in the spoken and written form of the target language.  

Applicants are requested to submit, apart from a CV, a concise exposition of their expertise, their view of the future of Mandarin teaching in South Africa and their envisaged role and contribution to such a future.  

Apply online at www.sun.ac.za/english/careers


  • Teaching Mandarin language, culture and literature at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level; 
  • Developing course material and assessment opportunities for academic and short courses; 
  • Performing administrative and organisational functions as required by the Department; 
  • Student development; 
  • Liaising with cultural representatives of countries where Mandarin is spoken; 
  • Liaising with the Centre for Chinese Studies.


Job Requirements

  • A Master's Degree or equivalent qualification in teaching Mandarin as a foreign language; 
  • Experience in teaching Mandarin as a foreign language; 
  • Proven ability to develop new course material; 
  • Ability to function within a team; 
  • Ability to communicate fluently in Mandarin and in English.



  • Experience in teaching Mandarin as a foreign language in a foreign context; 
  • Mandarin mother tongue speaker; 
  • Experience in using technology for language learning; 
  • Cultural skills such as poetry, calligraphy, or music.


How To Apply

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Apply online by using the "Apply Now" link.

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-mail  address of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.

Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.

Should no feedback be received from the University within six weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.


Enquiries regarding job content: Ms. Lizelle Engelbrecht on +27 21 808 2133, or at lizellee@sun.ac.za  

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753