Lecturer – English Composition for the UCI-Dalian University of Technology (DUT) Joint Program, in Dalian, China


The UCI Samueli School of Engineering invites applications for a full-time Unit 18 faculty position to teach Academic English/ESL. The position is administered by UCI and the teaching will be at the Dalian University of Technology (DUT) in Dalian, China within the UCI-DUT Joint Program. Established by UCI and DUT, the UCI-DUT Joint Program in Mechanical Engineering includes students instructed by faculty from both universities. All teaching and assessment of the core curriculum will be carried out in English and with the American style of teaching and assessment, which encourages students to build independent learning skills. More information about the joint program can be found at: https://sites.uci.edu/ucidutjp/

DUT is a comprehensive public institute, renowned as one of the top universities in China. It has three campuses with 81 well-developed disciplines across 27 schools, providing rich resources for about 4,500 faculty and staff, and 50,000 students. DUT is also a leading research university with expertise in numerous technology and engineering fields. DUT resides in Dalian, a beautiful modern coastal city in the Liaoning Province, located in the northeastern region of China. The city is about 1.5 hours from Beijing, China, and 1.5 hours from Seoul, South Korea, traveling by air. Relocation will be necessary; travel expenses are included.

The individual is expected to teach a full teaching load over three quarters, which may include both lower- and upper-division English composition courses. Courses are equivalent to the levels of UCI’s Writing 40 (formerly WR 39A) Introduction to Writing and Rhetoric, Writing 50 (formerly WR 39B) Critical Reading & Rhetoric, Writing 60 (formerly WR 39C) Argument & Research, and ENGR 190W Communications in the Professional World. The full-teaching load is defined as two classes per quarter with up to 34 students per class, or three classes per quarter with up to 23 students per class.

If selected, the first-time school of engineering appointee will receive a one-year appointment with the possibility of subsequent two-year appointment renewals, based on performance. A reasonable estimate for this position is $66,259-$68,247. See Non-Senate Instructional (NSI) Unit 18. Benefits are available to appointees who meet eligibility requirements (for more info go to: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/eligibility/index.html. Salary will be commensurate based on degree and experience.

The service period for the academic year is according to the DUT academic calendar (Fall: beginning of September to mid-November; Winter: end of Feb - mid-May; Spring: mid-May – end of July). The intent is to hire the appointee to teach all three quarters on a year-round contract with pay period from 7/1/2023-6/30/2024. Depending on the circumstances, options may be available for quarter-by-quarter appointment.

Qualified candidates should send their curriculum vitae along with the names and address of three references; apply online at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF08107  

Screening will begin immediately upon receipt of a completed application.

The University of California, Irvine 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.