Assistant Teaching Professor in Chinese

University of Rhode Island

Job Title Assistant Teaching Professor in Chinese

Job Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This is an open until filled search. First consideration will be given to applications received by May 12, 2024. Applications received after May 12, 2024 may not be given full consideration.

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at the University of Rhode Island anticipates an opening for an Assistant Teaching Professor in Chinese to start in the Fall semester of 2024. Position is full-time academic year, with anticipated renewal. Teaching and other workload assignments will be decided by the Chinese Section Head in consultation with the Department Chair, and Chinese Flagship Director.


Teach Chinese language courses at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Teach in the Chinese Language Flagship Program as needed. The position also requires some administrative work for the Chinese Section and participating in program-related activities.



1. Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area, such as teaching Chinese as a foreign language, Chinese Literature, Applied Linguistics, or Chinese Linguistics.

2. Native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English.

3. Minimum of two years of prior experience teaching Chinese at the university level in the United States.

4. Demonstrated experience in proficiency-oriented and task-based teaching and assessment.

5. Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups/populations.

6. Demonstrated interest in program development.

7. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

8. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.


1. Ph.D or ABD in a relevant area, such as teaching Chinese as a foreign language, Chinese Literature, Applied Linguistics, or Chinese Linguistics.

2. Demonstrated experience organizing and preparing students for standardized tests such as OPI, OPlc, LTI listening and reading comprehension tests.

3. Demonstrated excellence with content-based and project-based instruction.

4. Demonstrated excellence with blended teaching and learning, and using modern technology in language instruction.

5. Prior experience teaching in an intensive immersion program or Chinese Language Flagship Program.

6. Commitment to participate in the departmental Proficiency and Intercultural communicative competence (ICC) initiatives.

7. Familiarity with linguistic and cultural preparation for study abroad programs.

8. Willingness to conduct K-12 outreach in the United States.

9. Prior completion of a four-day full OPI training workshop is a plus.



Union AAUP – American Assoc of Univ Professors

Status Academic Year, Full-time, Non-tenure-track, Limited

End Date of Restriction or Limitation 

This is a full time, academic year, non-tenure-track position limited to June 28, 2025 with anticipated renewal.

Department Languages


Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (

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Campus Location Kingston

Grant Funded 

Extension Contingent on Funding Date 

Special Instructions to Applicants 

Please attach 5 PDF documents to your online Faculty Profile Application:

(#1) Cover letter including a description of how your qualifications match the requirements for the position.

(#2) Curriculum Vitae.

(#3) Statement of Teaching Philosophy (within 2 pages).

(#4) Media Sample – A link to a teaching demonstration video (15-20 minutes, less than three years old).

(#5) Contact information (email and phone number) of three professional references.


Important note: Candidates invited for Zoom interviews will be contacted to provide 3 letters of recommendation. Please have 3 letters of recommendation emailed by the referees directly to Dr. Yu (Joyce) Wu, Search Chair, at [email protected].

Position Number 109295

Posting Number F00416

Posting Date 04/18/2024

Closing Date

Open Until Filled Yes

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