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Associate/Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics (Chinese Language) (ALC) [NIE]
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The Asian Languages and Cultures Academic Group (ALC) at the National Institute of Education in Singapore comprises the Chinese, Malay, and Tamil Divisions. ALC's vision is to work towards the mission of NIE and establish ALC as a Centre of Excellence for Chinese, Malay and Tamil Languages, Literature, Culture and Education. We aim to nurture excellent teacher-researchers devoted to the development and promotion of mother tongue language education, Asian values and cultures as pillars of Singapore's national identity and harmony. Mother tongue language teachers who enrol in our programmes can expect to receive a firm academic foundation with current knowledge in education research. ALC's research places emphasis on high-impact interdisciplinary content, pedagogical innovation, challenging existing theories and extending the prevalent boundary of Asian studies.

ALC invites suitably qualified applicants to apply for faculty positions in the Chinese Language and Culture Division. The Chinese division of ALC provides training for Chinese language teachers through both pre-service and professional development programmes in Singapore.


Successful candidates must have:
  • a doctoral degree in Chinese Linguistics or Applied Linguistics related to bilingualism, second language acquisition, and teaching Chinese as mother tongue as well as a second language
  • Native or near-native competence in oral and written Chinese and English
  • Extensive experience and expertise in research and teaching of Chinese linguistics to children and young adults, second language acquisition, and pedagogy of Chinese as a second language
  • Expertise in research and teaching linguistic content knowledge, especially Chinese scripts, phonology, grammar, and lexicon
  • Sufficient knowledge of the Singapore curriculum and the Singapore educational system
  • Sufficient knowledge of the Global Chinese curriculums and the education system for international schools.


Successful candidates will be expected:
  • Teach undergraduate and postgraduate level courses in Chinese (linguistics subject knowledge and related pedagogy in the Chinese language)
  • Supervise and mentor undergraduate trainee teachers in their school teaching practice
  • Supervise Masters and PhD dissertation work
  • Lead or collaborate on funded research projects and maintain a strong research and publication record
  • Undertake any administrative duties required as exigencies of the service
  • (For Associate Professor level) mentor young faculty members and serve in the NIE / NTU committees, and offer professional services to schools, the Ministry of Education and other public education-related organizations on a request basis.


Please submit your application together with the following documents to us :
  • Detailed curriculum vitae, which should include current teaching experience and areas of research interest
  • A research statement
  • A teaching statement
  • A list of publications
  • Names and email addresses of at least three referees
  • Any other documents beyond those listed here that demonstrate your qualifications and credentials

Closing Date

Applications will remain open until the position is filled.

Other Information

More information on ALC can be found at

For enquiries, interested applicants may write to the Assistant Head/ALC(Chinese), Associate Prof Aw Guat Poh, at

Note to applicants

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified (via email).

Hiring Institution: NIE
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