LINGUIST List 32.1014

Thu Mar 18 2021

Jobs: Chinese, Mandarin; Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 16-Mar-2021
From: Fariah Majmundar <>
Subject: Chinese, Mandarin; Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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University or Organization: Georgia Institute of Technology
Department: School of Modern Languages
Job Location: Georgia, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor of Chinese

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)


The School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta invites applications for a tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin on August 1, 2021. We are seeking specializations in Chinese linguistics. The position is full-time with an expected teaching load of two courses per semester (four per academic year).

An ideal candidate for the position oriented toward Chinese Linguistics will bring expertise in applied Chinese linguistics, computational and cognitive linguistics, and holistic multi-variable Chinese language pedagogy, including for multilingual learners (beginning to advanced), heritage speakers, and native speakers. Interest or expertise in one or more of the following areas is recommended: cybersecurity, ethics, inter- and cross-cultural studies, science and technology studies, and translation and interpretation. The candidate will be eligible for consideration for a leadership opportunity to lead and develop graduate programming especially as part of the M.S. in Applied Languages & Intercultural Studies and PhD minors bridging fields such as computing, cybersecurity, engineering, and psychology.

We seek candidates who bring an ambitious and entrepreneurial scholarly agenda and who have demonstrated experience with innovative curriculum development in applied and cross-cultural language studies, media studies, and linguistics. Interest or experience in teaching in an immersive faculty-led study-abroad program oriented toward business, technology, culture, and sustainability is highly recommended.

We seek colleagues with a commitment to collegiality, to the enhancement and expansion of the program as a whole and graduate studies in particular, and to extracurricular activities that serve our diverse student body. Experience or interest in teaching and developing online courses is recommended, but not required.

The successful candidates will have:
- A PhD in Chinese or a related field earned by the appointment start date of August 1, 2021;
- Native or near native proficiency in Chinese;
- An active research and publication agenda; and
- Documented evidence of successful instruction and teaching of Chinese, from introductory to advanced levels.

An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment, and a background check must be completed prior to employment.

Applicants should submit:
- A letter of application,
- Curriculum vitae,
- Portfolio that includes a description of research interests,
- A statement of teaching philosophy,
- A writing sample (preferably recently published), and
- Names and contact information for at least three references. Finalists will be asked to submit original transcripts from their PhD-granting institution reflecting degree conferral date.

Virtual semi-finalist interviews are expected to be conducted last week of March 2021, with finalist interviews planned for the month of April 2021.

Requests for information may be directed to the chair of the search committee Dr. Jin Liu at the contact information provided below.

The full job description and full application link can be found at the application link provided below.

Technical support, contact Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Associate Professor Jin Liu

Page Updated: 18-Mar-2021