Assistant Professor (Lecturer) of Chinese (Salt Lake City, UT)

The Department of World Languages & Cultures at the University of Utah invites applications for a full-time, renewable Assistant Professor (Lecturer) position in Chinese beginning July 1, 2023. The teaching load is three courses per semester. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach Chinese language courses at all levels and content courses related to culture, media, and/or translation as well as to participate actively in curricular and program affairs. Preference will be given to candidates that have a Ph.D. in hand by the start date in Chinese pedagogy, linguistics, Chinese studies, or a related field. Demonstrated experience in teaching Chinese as a foreign language at the college level in North America and native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English are required. Adaptability with instructional technologies, experience practicing modern foreign language teaching methodologies, and demonstration of active participation in the professional field are highly desirable.

A diverse scholarly community stimulates innovation and educational excellence. The College of Humanities and the Department of World Languages & Cultures work to maintain a respectful, inclusive, and supportive environment where everyone can flourish. We are actively working to increase our diversity and to promote belonging and community for all. We value constructive input and welcome feedback from our community.

Complete applications include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of diversity, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Priority will be given to applications submitted on or before 03/07/2023 but materials will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Located in metropolitan Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the state’s flagship R1 research institution and a member of the Association of American Universities. The university emphasizes exceptional scholarship, quality teaching, and professional service. It serves over 34,000 students from across the U.S. and the world, with over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine. Known for its proximity to seven world-class ski resorts within 40 minutes of campus, the University of Utah encourages an active, holistic lifestyle, innovation, and collaborative thinking to engage students, faculty, and business leaders. Salt Lake City is a vibrant, major metropolitan area with a diverse, multicultural population and numerous cultural and outdoor activities.

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