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Assistant Professor - Chinese (Deadline: Nov. 17, 2017)

City: 
Salt Lake City
State: 
Utah
Organization Name: 
University of Utah, Department of World Languages and Cultures
Contact: 
Name: 
Professor Margaret Wan
Description: 
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 margaret.wan@utah.edu. Application materials must be submitted electronically by November 17, 2017, using the following link: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/69136.
 
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.
 
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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.