LINGUIST List 11.826

Tue Apr 11 2000

Jobs: Generalist Assist Prof., U of Hong Kong

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  1. Dr K K Luke, Generalist: Assist Prof at U of Hong Kong, Hong Kong PRC

Message 1: Generalist: Assist Prof at U of Hong Kong, Hong Kong PRC

Date: 10 Apr 2000 08:47:06 -0000
From: Dr K K Luke <>
Subject: Generalist: Assist Prof at U of Hong Kong, Hong Kong PRC

Rank of Job: Assistant Professor
Areas Required: Phonology, Morphology, Semantics, Computational
 Linguistics, or Chinese Linguistics
Other Desired Areas: none
University or Organization: The University of Hong Kong
Department: Department of Linguistics
State or Province: Hong Kong
Country: PRC
Final Date of Application: May 31, 2000
Contact: Dr K K Luke

Address for Applications:
Hong Kong
Hong Kong none

Ref.: RF-1999/2000-264


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 the Department of Linguistics

Applications are invited for appointments as Assistant Professor (2
posts) in the Department of Linguistics. Subject to availability of
funding for one of the posts, the appointments will initially be
made on a fixed-term basis of two years, tenable from September 1,
2000, with a possibility of renewal.

The Department of Linguistics is the first department of linguistics
in Hong Kong. It offers an undergraduate major in linguistics as
part of the University's B.A. degree programme. An introductory
course is taught in the first year, followed by a range of courses
covering the subject's core areas in the second year and a set of
more divergent and specialized courses in the final year. There is
considerable student interest in linguistics at the University. The
first year course has an enrolment of about 300 students. In each
of the second and third years of study, there are some 60 majors. 
The Department also teaches, in conjunction with the Departments of
Computer Science, Philosophy, Physiology, Psychology, and Statistics
and Acturial Science, a degree programme in Cognitive Science. 
Plans are being made to offer an M.A. programme in Linguistics from
the year 2001. 

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in linguistics or a closely
related field, with relevant teaching and research experience. They
should have specialization in one or more of the following areas:
Phonology, Morphology, Semantics, Computational Linguistics, or
Chinese Linguistics. The appointees are expected to contribute to
the Department's teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate
levels (both research postgraduates and taught postgraduates), and
to pursue an active programme of research and publication. 

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 - 925,980* (approx. GBP44,917 - 75,039; 
Sterling equivalents as at April 10, 2000).

*An appointee with an annual salary at HK$740,640 (approx. GBP60,019) 
or above may be considered for the award of the title of Associate 
Professor on the basis of academic merits and achievements.

At current rates, salaries tax will not exceed 15% of gross income. 
The appointments carry 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 eimbursing 
either the actual rental payment or the mortgage repayment up to the 
relevant maximum entitlement may be provided.

Further particulars and application forms can be obtained at or from the Appointments Unit (Senior),
Registry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Fax: (852) 2540
6735 or 2559 2058; E-mail: Closes May 31, 2000.

The University is an equal opportunity employer and
enjoys a smoke-free environment
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