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Tenure Track Professor of Chinese Language Studies, Open Rank

Indiana University- Bloomington
Bloomington, Indiana
$70,000 - $135,000 per year plus fringe benefits; range encompasses all eligible appointment ranks
Start date
Oct 3, 2023

Indiana University Bloomington’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position (open rank) in Chinese language and linguistics, broadly defined, to begin August 1, 2024. The position is 100% in HLS’s renowned multidisciplinary Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC). Duties will include coordination of all aspects of the Chinese language program and directing graduate students in the Chinese language pedagogy program. The fields of possible specialization include, but are not limited to, language pedagogy, second language studies, and linguistics, including all subfields.

We are particularly interested in candidates with a doctorate in language-related disciplines and broad experience in language teaching. The selected candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, depending on qualifications. The normal teaching load is two courses per semester.

The selected candidate must be qualified to teach Chinese language at all levels and graduate courses in language pedagogy. Additional qualifications include at least two years of experience and demonstrated success in teaching Chinese, native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English, and the ability to oversee the department’s Chinese language program and represent its interests within and beyond the institution. Qualified candidates must have an active research record with clear potential for or established record of scholarly excellence (depending on rank), as well as a strong commitment to language teaching.

Candidates familiar with language assessment and ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines are preferred.

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit the following documentation within their portfolio of materials: a letter of application describing research and teaching interests, a C.V., contact information for three references who will be asked to provide letters of recommendation, up to three writing samples, and a teaching portfolio (e.g., course descriptions, syllabi, teaching evaluations, sample lesson plans, teaching material, assessments such as tests, and, if available, a video clip of classroom teaching). Interested candidates may submit their portfolio of materials at:

Candidates must have a doctoral degree or clear indication that the degree will be in hand by July 31, 2024.

Inquiries and questions regarding the position should be directed to Professor Charles Lin at

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. All applications received by November 1, 2023 will be guaranteed full consideration.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

The following statement is only applicable to those candidates seeking appointment WITH TENURE:

Before a conditional offer of employment with tenure is finalized, candidates will be asked to disclose any pending investigations or previous findings of sexual or professional misconduct. They will also be required to authorize an inquiry by Indiana University Bloomington with all current and former employers along these lines. The relevance of information disclosed or ascertained in the context of this process to a candidate’s eligibility for hire will be evaluated by Indiana University Bloomington on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should be aware, however, that Indiana University Bloomington takes the matters of sexual and professional misconduct very seriously.

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