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LINGUIST List 19.3188

Tue Oct 21 2008

Jobs: English & General Ling: Head of Department, University of Macau

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        1.    Leon Lei, English & General Linguistics: Head of Department, University of Macau, China


Message 1: English & General Linguistics: Head of Department, University of Macau, China
Date: 20-Oct-2008
From: Leon Lei <ckleiumac.mo>
Subject: English & General Linguistics: Head of Department, University of Macau, China
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University or Organization: University of Macau
Department: Department of English
Job Location: China, Macau
Web Address: http://www.umac.mo/
Job Rank: Head of Department

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; English Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

The University of Macau is a government-funded institution located in the
Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. The
Department of English, in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, is
seeking to appoint a Head of Department, at the rank of Full Professor (or
Chair Professor for a suitably distinguished candidate) as soon as possible
but no later than September 1st, 2009. The Department of English has a
teaching staff of over 20 members (90% hold Ph.D.s) and offers an
undergraduate degree programme in English Studies and three M.A. programmes
in English (M.A. in English Studies, M.A. in Applied English, M.A. in
Translation Studies). The Department also offers Ph.D.s in English Studies.

The Head of Department of English
The successful candidate must demonstrate a broad understanding of, and
appreciation for, the whole area of English Studies even though this
position is specifically for a specialist in English Linguistics.
Candidates should also have appropriate administrative experience at a
senior level and must be able to demonstrate substantial leadership
abilities. The appointee will be required to teach courses at the
undergraduate and postgraduates levels and to provide M.A. and Ph.D. thesis
supervision.

A key component of this position will be the development of research in all
areas of English Studies and the successful candidate must have a
distinguished record of publication in English Linguistics at an
international level. The Department is eager to develop its research output
and the Head will be required to provide strategic leadership in this area.

The area of specialisation within English Linguistics is open but
applications are particularly encouraged from those who may have a research
record in cross-cultural linguistic areas. Linguistics has been designated
a Key Research Area within the University of Macau, and the successful
candidate will ideally contribute to research and publication in at least
one of the following current research areas: bilingualism,language
acquisition, language contact or sociolinguistics.

Annual Salary (taxable)
Annual salary ranging between MOP 823,640 and MOP 889,720 (full entitlement
according to the internal rules and regulations of the University),
calculated based on the rank of Full Professor, is offered according to
academic qualification, current position and professional experience (USD1
approx. = MOP8). Current local maximum income tax rate is 12%. Under
special circumstances where Chair Professorship is offered, higher
remuneration is possible.

Application Procedure
Applicants should visit the Departmental webpage
(http://www.umac.mo/fsh/de/) to gain an understanding of current staff
interests and research strengths. Applicants should also visit
http://www.umac.mo/vacancy/ and see "Terms of Academic Appointment" at the
above website for more details (Reference Number: FSH/HDEN/10/2008), and
apply online at JobsUM (see application URL below) on or before
30/11/2008. The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities will only appoint
a suitably qualified candidate. Other contact points are:

Administration and Human Resources Office,
University of Macau, Av. Padre Tomás Pereira, Taipa, Macao
Email: vacancyumac.mo

Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for
recruitment purpose only.

Application Deadline: 30-Nov-2008

Web Address for Applications: https://isw.umac.mo/recruitment/
Contact Information:
Mr. Leon Lei
Email: ckleiumac.mo
Phone: 853 83978684, 853 83978682
Fax: 853 83978694, 853 28831694
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