Director of Chinese Language

NYU Shanghai invites applications for the position of Director of Chinese Language. This primarily administrative position has responsibility for overseeing the continuous development of the Chinese language program, with particular attention to curricular development, course assessment, instructional design, pedagogical training, and recruitment of relevant faculty. The Director may also be asked to teach up to two courses per academic year under the auspices of the Global China Studies academic area.   

We seek candidates who have completed a Ph.D. or Ed.D in Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Chinese Language and Literature, or other closely related disciplines. We prefer candidates with at least six years of Chinese language teaching experience to English-speaking students at the college level. We are especially looking for someone who has prior experience in program development, professional training, and can bring consistent scaffolding to especially third-year Chinese and beyond as well as coherence to each of the levels.

The Chinese language program at NYU Shanghai currently has twenty-two full-time instructors, who offer eighty language courses to approximately six hundred students annually. Uniquely situated in the heart of Shanghai, it is embedded in an immersive language learning environment with community engagement, field trips, and summer study-away programs. One half of the undergraduate student body of 2000 students is Chinese and one half comes from the rest of the world; all students who are not native speakers of Chinese are required to take at least two years of Chinese language study. Many seek to continue beyond that minimum requirement. 

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining the director’s philosophy, curriculum vitae, and teaching portfolio via Interfolio. Additionally, applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of at least three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload a reference letter through Interfolio.

Review of applications will begin on December 1st, 2022, and priority will be given to applications received by this date. However, late applications will still be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. To apply, follow this link If you have any questions, please email the NYU Shanghai NY Office of Faculty Recruitment

Terms of employment at NYU Shanghai are comparable to NYU New York and other U.S. institutions with respect to research start-up funds and compensation, and they include housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may in certain cases have the opportunity to spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the NYU Global Network, engaging in both research and teaching.

About NYU Shanghai:

NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus within New York University’s global network. It is the first higher education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU's global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live. 

NYU’s global network includes degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, complemented by fourteen additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

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NYU Shanghai is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from under-represented individuals in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. NYU Shanghai affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach.  

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