Lecturer of Chinese and Chinese Culture 0.6 FTE – 0.8 FTE

Lecturer of Chinese and Chinese Culture 0.6 FTE – 0.8 FTE

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19 Jun 4 Jul Maastricht

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The academy of Oriental Languages and Communication (OLC) is looking for a: Lecturer of Chinese and Chinese Culture 0.6 FTE – 0.8 FTE

Job description

  • Providing education to bachelor students in the field of  Chinese language, culture, history, society, business and trade, and current affairs, in relation to the communication workfield;
  • Providing education to bachelor students about International Awareness & Communication, with a focus on China and the Chinese culture;
  • Contributing to the innovation of the curriculum in the above-mentioned areas, including assessment and development of assessment tools;
  • Coaching and advising students during research projects and internships;
  • Coaching students as part of their academic and career counselling programme;
  • Possibly, contributing to applied research in one of the research centres.


Zuyd University (HZ)


  • Demonstrable profound experience in providing education in Mandarin Chinese;
  • experience and affinity with the application of Mandarin Chinese in a business and communication setting;
  • extensive knowledge of and practical experience with the Chinese language and culture;
  • excellent communication skills in Dutch and English. Dutch proficiency is obliged. You are expected to use them as working languages;
  • a relevant master’s degree; like Sinology or a Chinese language-related master done in China;
  • the ability to contribute constructively to the development of an integrated curriculum within multidisciplinary teams, in relation to the developments within education and the future working field;
  • a certificate of pedagogic/didactic skills or the willingness to obtain one;
  • the ability to network and establish and maintain good relations with businesses and organizations that are relevant for the academy;
  • the willingness to travel for international events in order to represent the department;
  • ability and willingness to work in other educational tracks, based on expertise;
  • a teamplayer attitude and an entrepreneurial, customer-oriented, creative and enthusiastic mindset;
  • preferably professional or academic experience in China;
  • the ability to work professionally with digital learning environments, audiovisual material, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

  • A temporary contract, for 0.6 – 0,8 FTE, with Stichting Zuyd Hogeschool or Randstad Payrolling for the duration of one year, which may be extended based on performance and availability.
  • a salary depending on academic background and professional experience, of maximum scale 11 according to the CAO-HBO (maximum € 5,026.85 before taxes, per month, under fulltime employment).
  • for internal candidates the current contract will be respected.


Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

As Zuyd, we want to contribute to the development of professions and our region. Together with the community we develop new insights into and solutions for future and current professionals in, for instance, the fields of healthcare, chemistry, and hospitality. We endeavour to play a leading role, settle for nothing but perfection, and have an international mindset. 

The 1,700 employees of Zuyd collaborate on three core responsibilities: we educate 15,000 future professionals in fifty bachelor’s and master’s programmes, we develop training programmes for current professionals, and we conduct research on behalf of and in cooperation with businesses and institutions.


International Business and Communication (IBC)

The cluster of International Business and Communication (IBC) of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Maastricht consists of four Bachelor programmes: International Business, European Studies, Oriental Languages and Communication, and the Translation Academy. Furthermore the research centre Sustainable International Business and the research centre International Relationship Management are part of the cluster.

The cluster greatly values the quality and innovation of education, internationalisation and entrepreneurship. We strive to create a long-term connection with our students which remains long after graduation.


  • Research, development, innovation; Education; Assistant professor
  • Economics; Language and culture
  • 24—32 hours per week
  • max. €5026 per month
  • University graduate
  • AT Lecturer of Chinese


Zuyd University (HZ)

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