Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor, Chinese Language Pedagogy and Linguistics (University Center, MI)

The Master of Arts in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (MA-TCFL) Chinese teacher preparation program invites applicants for a 10-month appointment from late August 2019 through late May 2020.  Applicants for the visiting professor rank  must have an earned Ph.D.  in second language pedagogy or applied linguistics with a focus on Chinese.  The instructor rank applies to candidates with ABD status in the same fields. The successful candidate would be expected to teach courses in Chinese linguistics, pedagogy and culture. All courses will be taught at Ming Chuan University: Michigan, located on the University Center campus of Saginaw Valley State University. 

For assistant professor, the salary will be $55,000 for the ten-month appointment; for instructor, $45,000. A housing subsidy up to $800 per month is in addition to the salary. Other expenses would be the responsibility of the individual accepting this position. Position is contingent on student enrollment, and may be renewed subject to the same contingency. This position  will meet the requirements for OPT visa status. For those seeking a work permit, Ming Chuan University-Michigan (MCU-MI) will assist with this process. 

The MA-TCFL Program is a joint program between Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU), one of the 15 state universities in Michigan, and Ming Chuan University: Michigan campus. We are a small, individual-oriented bilingual program with a unique mission– preparing graduates to teach Mandarin and Chinese culture to students at the tertiary level (College or university) and to clients in business and service organizations.

To apply, please send a cover letter (include three references), Curriculum Vita, and transcripts to Jubi Huang . Application review will begin March 18, 2019 and conclude as soon as a qualified pool of finalists has been identified. Applications will not be accepted after April 19, 2019.

Specific questions may be addressed to Dr. Kerry Segel at or Dr. Alan Hsieh at