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LINGUIST List 19.641

Tue Feb 26 2008

Jobs: English & Applied Ling: Head of Department, City U Hong Kong

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        1.     Human Resources Office, English & Applied Linguistics: Head of Department, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Message 1: English & Applied Linguistics: Head of Department, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Date: 25-Feb-2008
From: Human Resources Office <hrojobcityu.edu.hk>
Subject: English & Applied Linguistics: Head of Department, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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University or Organization: City University of Hong Kong
Department: Department of English
Job Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong
Web Address: http://www.cityu.edu.hk
Job Rank: Head of Department

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The City University of Hong Kong invites applications and nominations 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.

Head of Department of English [Ref. C/839/09]

Following a departmental restructuring, the Department of English will
commence operation as a separate Department in the Faculty of Humanities
and Social Sciences on 1 July 2008. It will continue to develop a range of
existing programmes in the area of English language, including BA (Hons) in
English for Professional Communication, BA (Hons) in English for the
Professions, MA in English for Specific Purposes, and MA in Teaching of
English as a Second Language. In addition, the Department will continue to
offer a wide range of English for Specific Purpose courses to students
across the University to develop their English communication skills and
will embark on a new role to develop courses in English literature as part
of a University initiative in General Education.

The Department will have a very active research agenda with a focus on
applied linguistics. Staff have expertise to supervise research in such
areas as corpus linguistics, language and law, second language acquisition,
applied genre, critical discourse analysis of academic, professional,
institutional and public discourses. Research in the area of English
language and literature will be a future focus. The Department will offer
research programmes leading to MPhil and PhD in these areas.

Qualifications for Appointment
The Head of Department will provide strong academic leadership in the
development of teaching and research within the Department, as well as
providing effective managerial leadership. Candidates should possess
strong academic and professional qualifications, substantial relevant
experience in tertiary education, and an internationally recognized record
of research and scholarship.

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

Information and Application
Information about the post and the University is available at
the website listed above or from the Human Resources Office. Please send
the nomination or application with a current curriculum vitae to the Human
Resources Office. 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. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for
recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

Application Deadline: 30-Apr-2008
Mailing Address for Applications:
Human Resources Office
83 Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong
Contact Information:
Human Resources Office
Email: ensearchcityu.edu.hk
Phone: 852 2788 9250
Fax: 852 2788 1154

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