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Assistant Professor in Chinese Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Posting Details

The University of Utah, an AA/EO employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Department 00091 - World Languages and Cultures
Track Tenure Track
New Position to Begin 7/1/2018

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will have expertise in Chinese Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy/Second Language Acquisition and the ability to teach courses in these areas. The candidate is expected to contribute to all areas of undergraduate and graduate programs including curricular development. Clear evidence of research potential and demonstrated teaching excellence is required. Additional requirements: experience in teaching Chinese at the college/university level in North America, and demonstrated interest in promoting effective language teaching. Native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English is a prerequisite. The teaching load is four courses (two per semester) including Chinese language teaching at all levels, depending on program needs. Service commensurate with the position of assistant professor is expected. Applicants must have a PhD in Chinese linguistics, applied linguistics or second language acquisition with a Chinese focus, or a related field or equivalent terminal degree in hand by August 15, 2018. Complete applications include a letter of application, CV, a representative writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Questions may be addressed to Prof. Margaret Wan at Application materials must be submitted electronically by November 17, 2017.

The University of Utah is the state’s flagship institution of higher education. Utah is home to an extensive K-12 Dual Language Immersion program, including Chinese.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with prior URS service may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information. This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Special Instructions for Candidates
Open Date 09/13/2017
Close Date 11/17/2017
Open Until Filled No
Requisition Number PRN00165CF
Type Faculty

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Writing Sample 1
Optional Documents
  1. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  2. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission