Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Chinese Language and Culture Division

National Institute of Education
Competitive Salary
Nov 09, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Chinese Language and Culture Division (Asian Languages and Cultures Academic Group)

The National Institute of Education (NIE) is among the world’s top education institutes, recognised for its excellence in teacher education and educational research. NIE has played a key and pivotal role in shaping and developing Singapore’s teaching profession and landscape through evidence-informed, practice-focused and values-based programmes and initiatives.

An autonomous institute situated within the research-intensive Nanyang Technological University, NIE is consistently ranked within the top 15 in the world for research impact in the field of Education.

The Asian Languages and Cultures Academic Group (ALC) at the National Institute of Education in Singapore comprises the Chinese, Malay, and Tamil Divisions. ALC’s vision is to be a world class centre of excellence for Asian studies, especially in languages, cultures and education. We aim to nurture excellent teacher-researchers devoted to the development and promotion of mother tongue language education, Asian values and cultures as pillars of Singapore’s national identity and harmony. Mother tongue language teachers who enrol in our programmes can expect to receive a firm academic foundation with current knowledge in education research. ALC’s research places emphasis on high-impact interdisciplinary content, pedagogical innovation, challenging existing theories and extending the prevalent boundary of Asian studies.

The ALC Academic Group invites suitably qualified applicants to apply for faculty positions in the Chinese Language and Culture Division. The Chinese division of ALC provides training for Chinese language teachers through both pre-service and professional development programmes in Singapore.

Successful candidates must have:

  • A doctoral degree in Chinese applied linguistics/Chinese literature, second language acquisition, educational assessment and pedagogy or other appropriate field allied to teaching Chinese as a second language;

  • Native or near-native competence in oral and written Chinese and English;

  • Extensive experience and expertise in the teaching of Chinese applied linguistics/Chinese literature, second language acquisition, educational assessment and pedagogy of Chinese as a second language;

  • Expertise in bilingual studies, translation and contrastive Chinese-English linguistics (preferred);

  • Expertise in teaching Content Knowledge, such as Chinese phonology, grammar, lexicon (preferred);

  • Familiarity with the Singapore curriculum and the Singapore education system (preferred);

  • Familiarity with the Global Chinese curriculums and the education system for international schools (preferred);

  • A Diploma/Degree in Education (preferred)

Successful candidates will be expected to:

  • Teach undergraduate and postgraduate level courses in Chinese (subject knowledge and related pedagogy in Chinese language and literature);

  • Supervise and mentor undergraduate student teachers in their school teaching practice;

  • Supervise Masters and PhD dissertation work;

  • Lead or collaborate in funded research projects, as well as maintain a strong research and publication record;

  • Undertake any administrative duties required as exigency of service.

Please submit your application together with the following documents to us through :

  • A detailed curriculum vitae including a publication list, three writing samples and names of three referees

  • List of your best publications

  • Areas of research interest

  • Any other documents beyond those listed here that demonstrate your qualifications and credentials

Closing Date
This position will remain open until filled.

Other Information
More information on ALC can be found at

For enquiries, interested applicants may write to Assistant Head/ALC (Chinese), Associate Prof Aw Guat Poh, at

Note to applicants
We regret that only successful candidates will be notified (via email).


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