Professor of Chinese Language and Culture (Aliso Viejo, CA)

Soka University of America (SUA) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate level in Chinese Language and Culture to begin August 1, 2022.
The standard full-time teaching load at SUA is five courses per academic year: two courses each semester and one course in SUA’s cross-disciplinary General Education curriculum (for course descriptions see the SUA catalog).

SUA offers a challenging program in Liberal Arts with a strong emphasis on international and intercultural exposure. All undergraduates must complete four semesters of foreign (non-English) language coursework at SUA, and study abroad for one semester during their junior year. The university aims to foster rewarding intellectual relationships among faculty, and between faculty and students through collaboration and mentoring. An appreciation of the centrality of peace, global citizenship, freedom, and human rights is the founding impetus for the University and its Mission.

SUA is a highly selective, private, nonprofit, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school located in southern California. SUA is ranked among the Top 5 National Liberal Arts Colleges in California and #28 of National Liberal Arts Colleges. An 8:1 student/faculty ratio and average class size of 12 allow the faculty of teacher-scholars to work closely with students. SUA also is ranked #1 in Most International Students among national liberal arts colleges and was the first liberal arts college in the United States to make study abroad mandatory when it opened in 2001. For more information, visit

Candidates should demonstrate responsiveness toward and understanding of diverse student backgrounds, especially with regard to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, ability/disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and have a willingness to facilitate the university’s mission to develop global citizens.

Qualifications: PhD in Chinese language or related area; native or near-native proficiency in both Chinese and English; active research, scholarship, and publication agenda; ability to teach Chinese as a foreign language and culture at all levels and to develop courses in the candidate’s area of expertise; ability and willingness to contribute to SUA’s General Education program. This position bears responsibility for supervising all of the Chinese courses within the Language and Culture Program.

Benefits and salary: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with rank and experience. All full-time faculty members are eligible for medical and retirement benefits.

Deadline for applications: Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2021. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae; letter of application outlining how the candidate would support SUA’s Language and Culture Program and Chinese curriculum, work with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds, and contribute to the school’s Mission; one sample publication in English; evidence of teaching effectiveness; a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; and three letters of recommendation to be addressed to Michael Weiner, Ph.D., Interim Dean of Faculty. Please submit all documents to our Interfolio link below. Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.

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Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer