EALC Assistant Professor of Chinese Linguistics Search


The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for an assistant professor tenure-track position in Chinese Linguistics.

Position Description

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Assistant Professor, Chinese Linguistics

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for an assistant professor tenure-track position in Chinese Linguistics. The successful candidate is expected to have an active research agenda, to direct or co-direct the Chinese language program, and to teach a range of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, examples may include Introduction to Chinese Linguistics, Seminar in East Asian Language Pedagogy/Second Language Learning, Special Topics in Chinese Linguistics, or courses developed from the candidate’s research field. Candidates should have a completed Ph.D. in linguistics or related fields and evidence of teaching effectiveness in a Chinese language program. Candidates whose PhD may be delayed but will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Instructor. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor.

We welcome applicants in any discipline of linguistics who integrates their research with the learning and teaching of Mandarin Chinese.  We seek a promising scholar and teacher who will actively contribute to the intellectual mission of our department through teaching, research, and building our Chinese linguistics and language program. Candidates with a documented commitment to working with students from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented in the field through teaching and mentoring are especially encouraged to apply. Target start date is August 16, 2023. Salary is commensurate with experience. 

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To apply, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu, directly apply to our position and submit application materials by November 15, 2022. Applicants must submit: (i) a letter of application (i.e., cover letter); ii) curriculum vitae; iii) a statement of research interests; iv) a statement of teaching interests; v) a diversity statement; and vi) a sample of writing (such as a research paper or a chapter of the dissertation).  An email request for contact information for three professional references will be sent to you 1-2 business days after your application is submitted. Once the contact information for the references is uploaded into the system, their letters will be invited.  Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to Laura Cyzs at cyzs@illinois.edu.

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