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College of Arts & Sciences
Linguistics Program

Faculty Opening in Linguistics

We invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Chinese Linguistics and Pedagogy. The position begins in August 2017.


Chinese Linguistics and Pedagogy

Assistant Professor

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures ( and the Linguistics Program ( at the University of South Carolina invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Chinese Linguistics and Pedagogy. The successful candidate will be able to teach Chinese at all levels, help supervise language instruction in the university’s new Chinese Studies major, and participate in the undergraduate and graduate programs in linguistics. Candidates may specialize in fields such as Chinese pedagogy, second language acquisition, or the core linguistics areas of phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Additional requirements: demonstrated interest in promoting effective language teaching; a record of commitment to scholarly research; and experience teaching at the college level. Responsibilities include two courses per semester in Chinese language and linguistics. A Ph.D. in Chinese linguistics or related field completed by August 1, 2017 and native or near native fluency in Chinese and English are required. 

Applicants should submit a letter of application, current CV, 1-page statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information for three references through the Interfolio website at

For full consideration by the search committee, complete applications should be received through the Interfolio website no later than December 15, 2016.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.