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LINGUIST List 17.1592

Thu May 25 2006

Jobs: Eng. Language & Media Communication:Head of Department, CityU, HK

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        1.     Human Resources Office, Modified: English Language and Media Communication: Head of Department, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Message 1: Modified: English Language and Media Communication: Head of Department, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Date: 18-May-2006
From: Human Resources Office <hrcngcityu.edu.hk>
Subject: Modified: English Language and Media Communication: Head of Department, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

University or Organization: City University of Hong Kong
Department: Department of English and Communication
Specialty Areas: English Language and Media Communication
Required Language(s): English (eng)


Head of Department of English and Communication [Ref. C/653/09]

The Department of English and Communication under the Faculty of Humanities
and Social Sciences is fairly large and diverse, with a full range of
teaching and research programmes in the areas of English Language and Media
Communication. In English Language, the Department offers BA (Hons) in
English for the Professions, BA (Hons) in Teaching English as a Second
Language, MA in English for Specific Purposes, and MA in Teaching English
as a Second Language. In communication studies, the Department offers BA
(Hons) in English for Professional Communication, BA (Hons) in Integrated
Strategic Communication, and MA in Communication and New Media. The
Department also offers a wide range of English for Academic Purpose courses
to students across the university to develop their English communication

The Department has a very active research agenda with a twin focus on
applications of linguistics and language technology and media communication
research. In applications of linguistics, the Department has expertise to
supervise research in several areas of applied linguistics, such as corpus
linguistics, language and law, language acquisition, and the applied genre
and critical discourse analysis of academic, professional, institutional
and public discourses. In the field of communication, the Department
conducts research in the structures, processes, and effects of various
modes of media communication in relation to their larger political,
economic, and cultural implications. Broad areas of research include:
media, political economy, and globalization; use and diffusion of new
media; inter-Asian cultural studies; organizational and corporate
communication. The Department offers research programmes leading to MPhil
and PhD in all these areas.

In terms of area expertise, the appointee will have to fit comfortably into
at least one of the above-mentioned specialties.

The Head of Department will be expected to provide strong academic
leadership in the development of teaching and research in the Department.
Candidates should possess strong academic and professional qualifications,
substantial relevant experience in tertiary education and a successful
record of research and scholarship.
Candidates should possess appropriate academic and professional
qualifications in a relevant area, an outstanding record of scholarly
research and publications, teaching and administrative experience in a
university setting.

Appointment will be at an academic rank commensurate with qualifications
and experience on superannuable terms with provision for superannuation
benefits, or on a fixed-term contract with contract-end gratuity.
Concurrently, the appointee will be offered the headship appointment for a
period of three years initially. The University offers competitive
salaries and employee benefits, including annual leave, medical and dental
schemes, housing benefits and, where applicable, passage allowance.

Please send nomination or application in the form of an application letter
enclosing a current curriculum vitae to Ms. Winnie Kei by 3 June 2006.
Please quote the reference of the post in all correspondence and on the
envelope. Shortlisted candidates may be invited to provide the names and
addresses of three academic referees at full professorial or other
appropriate level in due course.

The University reserves the right to consider late applications and
nominations, and to fill or not to fill the position.

Address for Applications:
Ms. Winnie KEI
City University of Hong Kong
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong,
Kowloon -
Hong Kong

Application Deadline: 03-Jun-2006

Contact Information:
Ms. Winnie KEI
Email: fhstaffcityu.edu.hk
Phone: 852 2788 9440
Fax: 852 2788 9466
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