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.

Open Position

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track appointment as Assistant Teaching Professor (Instructor) in Chinese language to begin August 2022. Requirements include an M.A. in Chinese language, linguistics, pedagogy, or other related discipline; the ability to teach all levels of Chinese language; and one year of full-time or part-time experience in teaching Chinese language at the university level. Experience in teaching may have been obtained during graduate studies. All requirements for conferral of the M.A. degree must be completed prior to August 15, 2022. Job duties include teaching courses in Chinese language to undergraduate and graduate students and service to the University.

Applicants must create and complete an online application at, posting number 35897. Please submit the following materials:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed
  • During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references who will be contacted to provide letters of recommendation as the search progresses.

Please apply by February 7, 2022 for consideration.


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.

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.