- Head, Asian Languages and Cultures Academic Group, NIE ( 2006 to 2014)
- Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University (since 2004)
- Assistant Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures, NIE (1999 to 2003)
- Lecturer, Division of Chinese Language and Culture, School of Arts, NIE (1996 to 1998)
Prof Goh is a bilingual and bicultural scholar, specialising in the field of bilingualism, an area of great relevance and importance to a multi-racial society such as Singapore. He made significant contributions to the system of bilingual education in Singapore when he was appointed academic advisor to the Ministry of Education in 2001 to pioneer a novel experiment of Bilingual Approach to Teaching Chinese. The unprecedented pilot project was implemented in 11 primary schools whereby teachers were empowered to make full use of English as a supplementary tool to facilitate the teaching of Chinese at the initial stage.
He was also a Chinese tutor to three top Singapore government leaders and a two-time member of the sub-committee on pedagogy and examinations of the Chinese Language Curriculum and Pedagogy Review Committee. Going beyond the field of bilingual education, Prof Goh crossed over to make his own contribution to industry and the private sector when, recognising his unique expertise in bilingualism, the Ministry of Trade and Industry specially invited him in 2003 to sit as a member of the Translation and Interpretation Steering Committee to seek his advice on the promotion of Singapore as a global multilingual translation and interpretation hub.
Prof Goh's academic achievements are numerous: he served as a Visiting Scholar to the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research of Harvard University in 2005, an External Evaluator of University of Stellenbosh, Higher Degree External Examiners of University of Malaya, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, and National University of Singapore, Executive Committee Member for International Association For Chinese Teaching, Chinese Language Society (Singapore) and Singapore Association For Applied Linguistics, Reviewer for numerous internationally refereed journals. He has also published several academic papers in leading journals and edited books by established publishers from USA, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Germany and South Korea.