Clinical Assistant Professor, Chinese Language at University at Buffalo, SUNY (Buffalo, NY) (Buffalo, NY)

Position Title: Clinical Assistant Professor, Chinese Language
Department: Linguistics
Posting Number: F220072
Posting Link:

The Department of Linguistics at the University at Buffalo is seeking a full-time, Clinical Assistant Professor, Chinese Language, for a 10-month (academic-year commitment), non-tenure track position with an initial three-year appointment with possible renewal, contingent on performance, department need, and availability of funding.

The successful candidate’s responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester, possibly including a content course (e.g., in Chinese linguistics or culture), and providing administrative direction to the Chinese Language Program, including tasks such as hiring additional instructional faculty, training and supervising graduate and undergraduate student teaching assistants and other instructors, conducting placement tests, and curriculum development. There is no research obligation for this position, and there is potential for promotion to clinical associate professor. The position offers competitive faculty salary and state employee benefits.

The successful candidate must be able to regularly teach in-person classes on the University at Buffalo campus beginning Fall 2022. Review of applications will begin on May 31, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom.

Minimum Qualifications:
-Ph.D. in Chinese linguistics, applied linguistics, language pedagogy, literature, culture, or a related field
-Native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English
-Demonstrated excellence in teaching Chinese language at all levels and Chinese content courses to English-speaking students at the university level

Preferred Qualifications:
-At least three years of experience teaching Chinese at the university level is preferred.
-Familiarity with contemporary second language teaching methodologies, instructional technologies and curriculum development is desired.
-Ability to teach an introductory course in Chinese linguistics is desired.

Application Process:
All application materials should be submitted via UB Jobs posting at

Applicants must submit:
-A letter of interest
-Curriculum vitae
-Teaching portfolio (including a list of courses taught, three sample syllabi for two different levels of Chinese language courses and, if available, a Chinese content course)
-Teaching evaluations
-A link to a teaching demonstration video for a Chinese language course, which may be an online class

Teaching portfolio materials are required for a complete application. The portfolio materials must be attached via the UB Jobs automated system. Review of applications will begin May 31, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom. Application materials submitted directly to the posting contact will not be acknowledged and cannot be considered.

For questions, please contact Dr. Jeff Good, Professor and Chair of Linguistics, at

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