LINGUIST List 10.1399

Thu Sep 23 1999

Jobs: English Linguistics, General Linguistics/ESL

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  1. Elaine J. Francis, English Linguistics: Asst Prof at Univ. of Hong Kong
  2. Gilbert Youmans, General Ling/ESL: Asst Prof at Univ. of Missouri-Columbia

Message 1: English Linguistics: Asst Prof at Univ. of Hong Kong

Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 17:36:03 +0800 (HKT)
From: Elaine J. Francis <>
Subject: English Linguistics: Asst Prof at Univ. of Hong Kong


The University of Hong Kong is one of the leading international
comprehensive research universities in the Asia-Pacific region, with
more than 100 departments and sub-divisions of studies and
learning. There is currently an enrolment of more than 15,000 students
(6,000 at postgraduate level). Research students come from more than
40 countries. The medium of instruction is English. The University is
committed to its vision of globalisation, together with excellence in
scholarship and research.

Assistant Professor in English Linguistics 

Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in
English Linguistics (with specialisation open) in the Department of
English (Ref.: RF-1999/2000-66). The appointment, which is subject to
availability of funding, will initially be made on a fixed-term basis
of three years, tenable from 1 September 2000, with a possibility of
The Department of English provides integrated programmes in English
Studies, offering teaching in both English linguistics and literature
in English. Linguistics staff in the Department undertake teaching and
research in English language and linguistics, including the phonology,
morphology and syntax of English, sociolinguistics, literary
linguistics, and critical linguistics. Interdisciplinary approaches to
the study of English are encouraged. Applicants should note that the
Department is not an ESL teaching unit. The appointee will be
expected to offer courses in their areas of specialisation, to
contribute to the teaching of existing courses at both undergraduate
and Master's levels, to supervise M.Phil and PhD students, and to
pursue an active programme of research and publication. Further
details, including information about the Department's research
profile, are available from the Department's website

Annual salary [attracting 15% (taxable) terminal gratuity] for an
Assistant Professor (in the grade of Lecturer) is on an 11-point
scale, with starting salary depending on qualifications and
experience: HK$554,280 - HK$925,980* (approx. �44,236 - �73,901;
sterling equivalents as at 14 September 1999). *An appointee with an
annual salary at HK$740,640 (approx. �59,109) or above may be
considered for the award of the title of Associate Professor. At
current rates, salaries tax will not exceed 15% of gross income. The
appointment carries leave, medical and dental benefits, an allowance
for children's education in Hong Kong, and, in most cases, a financial
subsidy under the Home Financing Scheme for reimbursing either the
actual rental payments or the actual mortgage repayment up to the
relevant maximum entitlement may be provided.
Further particulars and application forms can be obtained on WWW at; or from the Appointments Unit (Senior),
Registry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Fax (852) 2540 6735
or 2559 2058; E-mail: APPTUNITREG.HKU.HK). Closes 12 November
1999. The University is an equal opportunity employer and enjoys a
smoke-free environment.
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Message 2: General Ling/ESL: Asst Prof at Univ. of Missouri-Columbia

Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 11:12:35 -0500
From: Gilbert Youmans <>
Subject: General Ling/ESL: Asst Prof at Univ. of Missouri-Columbia

University of Missouri-Columbia
English Department

English Language and Linguistics, tenure-track assistant professor, beginning
August 2000. Teach introductory courses in Structure of English as well
as History and Dialects of English, ESL, and graduate seminars in
candidate's speciality. PhD and teaching experience required;
publications preferred. Standard teaching assignment is 2 courses per

Send letter, cv, and dissertation abstract to Howard Hinkel, Chair,
English Department; 107 Tate Hall; Columbia, MO 65211. Deadline:
November 12. Receipt of applications acknowledged. AA/EOE employer;
women and minorities encouraged to apply.
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