The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations offers different job opportunities for academic, research, and administrative purposes throughout the year. Below you will find more information about the different kinds of positions.

Student Hourly

ALC hires student hourly employees for a variety of purposes. Some faculty hire students to support research activities or for assistance with some courses. Our language programs may also hire students to support the administration of the language programs. If you are a CU student and interested in working for the Department, please contact the specific faculty member or email Jackie Coombs.

Key responsibilities and hiring ranges for this kind of position are described on the Student Employment website.

Graduate Student Appointments

ALC offers Teaching Assistant (TA) and Graduate Part-Time Instructor (GPTI) positions to graduate students. TA and GPTI positions are considered graduate student teaching appointments so the compensation, benefits, and responsibilities are different from regular employees. These positions are part of the departmental funding opportunities offered to current and new incoming graduate students, and it is important to point out that graduate students must be active and enrolled or recently admitted in the Department before being eligible for these positions. If you need additional information, please email

For more information about compensation and benefits of this type of appointment, please visit the Graduate School website.

Asian Languages and Civilizations (ALC) is hiring a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Japanese for Spring 2023.  


  • Teach two or three hours per week

  • Teaching and/or related pedagogical activities, proctoring, and grading in the exam week and other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a graduate program at CU Boulder

  • Native speakers of Japanese or L2 speakers who can prove their proficiency with the following examinations:

  1. ACTFL OPI Advanced-low or higher

  2. JLPT N1 Pass Certificate

  3. Equivalent results of 1) and 2) above

Preferred Qualifications

  • Good penmanship in Japanese

This is a 35 to 50 % Graduate Teaching Assistantship (the minimum: 14 hours/week, the maximum: 20 hours/week), plus tuition remission for Spring 2023 semester (Professional Masters Programs not eligible for tuition remission). This position reports to the Japanese Language Coordinator and works closely with the assigned Teaching Assistant Professor. To apply, please submit a one-page statement describing your experience in learning languages and, if applicable, your teaching experience, along with your CV or resume to

Temporary Faculty

ALC hires Lecturers to cover a wide variety of teaching needs. If you are interested in joining ALC in a temporary faculty appointment, please email Jackie Coombs, attach a copy of your CV, and the ALC course(s) you would like to be considered for.

Key responsibilities will be teaching or clinical supervision in person, online, or a combination of both. For more information about compensation and the hiring process, please visit the A&S website.