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LINGUIST List 16.3160

Wed Nov 02 2005

Jobs: English Linguistics, Asst Prof, The U of Hong Kong

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        1.    Chau Wendell, English Linguistics & Language & Communication: Asst Prof, The University of Hong Kong, China


Message 1: English Linguistics & Language & Communication: Asst Prof, The University of Hong Kong, China
Date: 02-Nov-2005
From: Chau Wendell <wendellinformadv.com>
Subject: English Linguistics & Language & Communication: Asst Prof, The University of Hong Kong, China


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University or Organization: The University of Hong Kong
Job Rank: Assistant Professor
Specialty Areas: English Linguistics and Language and Communication


Description:

The University of Hong Kong is at the international forefront of higher learning
and research, with more than 100 teaching departments and sub-divisions of
studies, and more than 60 research institutes and centres. It has over 20,000
undergraduate and postgraduate students from 48 countries. English is the
medium of instruction. The University is committed to international standards
for excellence in scholarship and research.

Assistant Professors in English Linguistics and Language and Communication
(Ref.: RF-2005/2006-192)

Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor (2 posts) in
English Linguistics in the Department of English and the Programme in Language
and Communication of the Faculty of Arts, tenable from September 1, 2006 or as
soon as possible thereafter. The appointments will initially be made on a
three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

The Department of English offers an integrated programme in English Studies,
including teaching, as well as supervision of research students in English and
American literatures, world literature in English, sociolinguistics, critical
linguistics, and English language and linguistics. The Programme in Language
and Communication of the Faculty of Arts is an undergraduate interdisciplinary
programme which focuses on the study and use of language and languages in
socio-cultural contexts. As an interdisciplinary programme, it incorporates
different approaches of the departments that contribute to the programme.
Further details, including information about the Department and the Programme,
can be obtained at
http://www.hku.hk/english and http://web.hku.hk/~langcom/langcomm.

Please note that both the Department and the Programme are not involved in ESL
teaching.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline, possess an
active research record and be prepared to teach and supervise at the M.A.,
M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels. The appointees should be able to teach in both
programmes in their areas of specialization which should include one or more of
the following: World Englishes, sociolinguistics, language and communication,
text linguistics, discourse analysis, cognitive semantics, and history and
culture of the English language. A willingness and an ability to teach
introductory English phonetics would be an advantage.

Annual salary for Assistant Professorship starts from HK$451,980 (approx.
US$1=HK$7.8) (subject to review from time to time at the entire discretion of
the University). The appointments will attract a contract-end gratuity and
University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of
basic salary.

At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 16% of gross income. The
appointments carry leave, and medical/dental benefits. Housing benefits will be
provided.

Further particulars and application forms (272/302 amended) can be obtained at
https://extranet.hku.hk/apptunit/; or from the address below.

The University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a No-Smoking
Policy


Address for Applications

The Appointments Unit (Senior)
Human Resource Section
Registry, The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong 852
China

Application Deadline: 31-Dec-2005

Contact Information

The Appointments Unit (Senior)
Email: apptunithkucc.hku.hk
Phone: (852) 2859 7078
Fax (852) 2540 6735 or 2559 2058
Website: https://extranet.hku.hk/apptunit/


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