Assistant Professor of Chinese Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy (Salt Lake City, UT)

The Department of World Languages & Cultures at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese applied linguistics, pedagogy, and/or second language acquisition at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2024 (contract begins July 1).

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chinese linguistics, applied linguistics, second language acquisition with a Chinese focus, or a related field such as education or Chinese pedagogy in hand by August 15, 2024. Clear evidence of research potential and a track record of teaching excellence is required. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to all areas of undergraduate and graduate programs, including curricular development. The teaching load is two courses per semester (2-2), encompassing courses in Chinese Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy / Second Language Acquisition as well as Chinese language teaching at all levels, depending on program needs. Service commensurate with the rank of assistant professor is expected. Native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English is a prerequisite.

Additional requirements: experience in teaching Chinese at the college / university level in North America and demonstrated interest in promoting effective language teaching. Adaptability with instructional technologies, experience practicing modern foreign language teaching methodologies, and demonstration of active participation in the professional field are highly desirable.

Complete applications will include a letter of application, a CV, a writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation. Questions may be addressed to Prof. Margaret Wan, chair of the search committee ( Application materials must be submitted by November 1, 2023.

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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, such as law and medicine. The university’s language programs benefit from and serve the state’s extensive K–12 Dual Language Immersion program, which includes Chinese.

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