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LINGUIST List 16.3310

Thu Nov 17 2005

Jobs: Open Specialty: Asst Prof, The U of Hong Kong

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        1.    Wendell Chau, Open Specialty: Asst Prof, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Message 1: Open Specialty: Asst Prof, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Date: 15-Nov-2005
From: Wendell Chau <wendellinformadv.com>
Subject: Open Specialty: Asst Prof, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

University or Organization: The University of Hong Kong
Job Rank: Assistant Professor
Specialty Areas: Open Specialty


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 Professor in the Department of Linguistics
(Ref.: RF-2005/2006-232)

Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in the
Department of Linguistics, tenable from February 1, 2006 or as soon as possible
thereafter. The appointment will initially be made on a three-year fixed-term
basis, with the possibility of renewal.

The Department of Linguistics offers degree programmes at the B.A., M.A.,
M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels. Members of staff are highly active in research in a
variety of fields from phonetics, phonology, syntax, and semantics to discourse
analysis, language typology, and brain imaging. To this end, two laboratories
have been established within the Department, viz. the Cognitive Neuroscience
Laboratory and the Phonetics Laboratory. More detailed information about
teaching and research of the Department can be viewed at

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Linguistics or a closely related field
and demonstrate an active research record. Possession of teaching experience
will be an advantage. The appointee will be assigned teaching and supervision
duties at both the undergraduate and the postgraduate levels. Candidates should
have expertise in an area of specialization in the fields such as phonology,
morphology, language acquisition, or corpus linguistics, which will complement
the Department's current strengths.

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 appointment 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
appointment carries leave, and medical/dental benefits. Housing benefits
will be provided as applicable.

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
Hong Kong

Application Deadline: 31-Dec-2005

Contact Information

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

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