Assistant Professor – Chinese in Multilingual and Global Settings (Stony Brook, NY)

Assistant Professor – Chinese in Multilingual and Global Settings

Location: Stony Brook, NY

Open Date:
Sep 02, 2022

Oct 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


The Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Chinese, with a focus on acquisition of Chinese as an additional language, Chinese in global and multilingual contexts, and linguistic justice, beginning in Fall 2023. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and Ph.D. in East Asian Studies, Applied Linguistics, Chinese Linguistics, or a relevant field. Must demonstrate evidence of commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The successful applicant will be expected to pursue an active research agenda to complement the department’s existing research strength in intercultural communication, multilingualism and globalization, and translation studies, maintain a 2/2 teaching load in Chinese language and culture, and Chinese applied linguistics in the global contexts at both undergraduate and graduate levels, contribute to cross-linguistic and interdisciplinary research and instruction. Additional duties will include advising undergraduate students enrolled in Chinese language teaching certification program, undergraduate and graduate students focusing on China Studies, as well as taking an active role in the department’s master’s programs and study abroad programs.

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated research records and teaching excellence, demonstrated ability to develop and lead study abroad programs, experience in intensive language programs, and experience in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.


Required qualifications:

• Ph.D. in East Asian Studies, Applied Linguistics, Chinese Linguistics, or a relevant field is necessary for research and teaching at the rank of Assistant Professor in this area. Evidence to diversity and inclusion.
• Research in the areas of acquisition of Chinese as an additional language, Chinese in global and multilingual contexts, and linguistic justice complements and strengthens our existing expertise in the department.
• Teaching excellence is crucial for the success of our undergraduate and graduate programs.
• Commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical in today’s scholarship and teaching as we draw on our expertise to promote social justice.
• Competence in Chinese and English is a must for research and teaching in this area.

Preferred qualifications:

• Experience in developing and leading study abroad programs and Experience in intensive language programs will help us address immediate needs of the China Studies Program which has been short staffed, especially during summer.
• Experience in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students will help us strengthen our existing undergraduate program in China Studies as well as graduate program in Contemporary Asian and Asian American Studies.

Application Instructions

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To apply for this position, please submit the following:

* a letter of application

* a CV

* a sample of scholarly work

* three letters of recommendation

* DEI Statement: a separate, one-page statement that addresses how your teaching and scholarship demonstrates evidence of commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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