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World Languages (Chinese/Mandarin): Part-Time UNEX Instructor, Academic Year 2024-2025 (Anticipated)

Position overview

Position title: World Languages (Chinese/Mandarin): Part-Time UNEX Instructor
Salary range: A reasonable range for this position is $1,500 to $7,500 per section
Anticipated start: Fall Term: August 1, 2024
Spring Term: January 1, 2025
Summer Term: June 1, 2025
Position duration: Academic Year: 8/1/2024 – 7/31/2025
Fall Term: 8/1/2024 – 12/31/2024
Spring Term: 1/1/2025 – 5/31/2025
Summer Term: 6/1/2025 – 7/31/2025

Application Window

Open date: May 1, 2024

Most recent review date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, May 1, 2025 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

UC Merced Extension anticipates hiring part-time instructor positions to teach the following courses in Chinese (Mandarin) for AY 2024-25. Course(s) being offered may include but not limited to:

  • Elementary Chinese I (Mandarin)
  • Elementary Chinese II (Mandarin)

Teaching responsibilities include instructional delivery for high school dual enrollment sections. Sections may include up to 35 high school juniors and/or seniors per section. Sections may be delivered in a taught face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online format. This appointment is within UC Merced Extension with a dotted line to the World Languages Program in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts (SSHA).

In addition to teaching the course(s), the instructor is responsible for creating a syllabus, holding weekly office hours (2 hours/week), and grading examinations and/or papers.

Academic Year: 8/1/2024 – 7/31/2025
Fall Term: 8/1/2024 – 12/31/2024
Spring Term: 1/1/2025 – 5/31/2025
Summer Term: 6/1/2025 – 7/31/2025

UC Merced Extension anticipates hiring multiple part-time instructors for the courses listed above throughout the academic year based on the course sections scheduled and/or planned.

UC Merced graduate students, post-doccs, and other academic appointees affiliated with the UC Merced World Languages (Chinese) program will be given priority for initial sections.


Basic qualifications

Advanced degree in Chinese (Mandarin) language or Literature or related area and experience teaching at the college or university level are required. Must be able to provide a record of excellence in teaching (required).

Preferred qualifications

Experience teaching at the high school level (preferred).

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching - A teaching statement of no more than 500 words explaining how you have approached or would approach teaching the courses that you wish to teach. Please also indicate subject area of interest regarding teaching.

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion. Please review the UC Merced Diversity Statement Guidelines and UC’s Commitment to Diversity

  • A Recent Teaching Evaluation

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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About UC Merced

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With over 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced is committed to interdisciplinary excellence in research and teaching as well as to diversity, equity and inclusion. Ranked as one of the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (

The University of California, Merced is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Please refer to the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy and the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements. This includes the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs:

Job location

CA Regional Placement or Remote