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LINGUIST List 17.2711

Fri Sep 22 2006

Jobs: Chinese, English & Translation: Asst Prof, City U of Hong Kong

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        1.     Human Resources Office, Chinese, English & Translation: Asst Prof, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Message 1: Chinese, English & Translation: Asst Prof, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Date: 22-Sep-2006
From: Human Resources Office <hrcngcityu.edu.hk>
Subject: Chinese, English & Translation: Asst Prof, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


University or Organization: City University of Hong Kong
Department: Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics
Web Address: http://www.cityu.edu.hk
Job Rank: Assistant Professor
Specialty Areas: Translation
Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
English (eng)

Description:

City University of Hong Kong is one of eight higher education institutions
directly funded by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative
Region through the University Grants Committee (Hong Kong). It aims to
become one of the leading universities in the Asia-Pacific region through
excellence in professional education and applied research. In two studies,
City University of Hong Kong ranks among the top 200 universities in the
world, and among the top ten universities in the Greater China region. The
mission of the University is to nurture and develop the talents of students
and to create applicable knowledge in order to support social and economic
advancement. The student population is approximately 26,000 enrolled in
over 145 programmes at the associate degree, undergraduate and postgraduate
levels. The medium of instruction is English.

The University invites applications for the following post. Candidates
with applied research achievements will receive very positive
consideration. Relevant experience in business and industry will be a
definite asset.

Assistant Professor in Chinese/Translation in the Department of Chinese,
Translation and Linguistics [Ref. C/701/09]

Duties: Teach and supervise students at both undergraduate and postgraduate
levels, including BA, MA, MPhil and PhD. Candidates with a proven record
of publications or strong research potential preferred.

Requirements: Either (a) a PhD in Chinese or related disciplines. Able to
undertake teaching and research in one or more of the following areas:
modern Chinese language and literature, Classical Chinese. Strong research
ability and a good command of English, or (b) a PhD in Translation,
Comparative Literature or related disciplines. Able to undertake teaching
and research in one or more of the following areas: comparative cultural
studies; translation studies, interpretation; language and law - legal
translation, legal writing and bilingual legal drafting. Strong research
ability, native or near native fluency in English and Chinese (Putonghua or
Cantonese for spoken Chinese, and Modern Standard Chinese for written
Chinese), and a good knowledge of Chinese studies.

The successful candidates are expected to assume duty in January 2007.
Please specify discipline(s) in the application.

Salary and Conditions of Service
Salary offered will be highly competitive and commensurate with
qualifications and experience. Appointment will be on a fixed-term
gratuity-bearing contract. Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical
and dental schemes, and housing benefits where applicable.

Information and Application
Please send an application letter enclosing a current curriculum vitae.
Please quote the reference of the post in the application and on the
envelope. The University reserves the right to consider late applications
and nominations, and to fill or not to fill the position.

Address for Applications:
Human Resources Office
City University of Hong Kong
83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
Kowloon
Hong Kong

Application Deadline: 07-Oct-2006

Contact Information
Human Resources Office
Email: hrojobcityu.edu.hk
Phone: 852 2788 9265
Fax: 852 2788 1154
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