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LINGUIST List 20.2217

Thu Jun 18 2009

Jobs: English, Chinese, Mandarin & Corporate Communication: Asst Prof..

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        1.    Melody Ho, English, Chinese, Mandarin & Corporate Communication: Asst Prof, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Message 1: English, Chinese, Mandarin & Corporate Communication: Asst Prof, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Date: 17-Jun-2009
From: Melody Ho <hrmelodypolyu.edu.hk>
Subject: English, Chinese, Mandarin & Corporate Communication: Asst Prof, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
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University or Organization: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Department: Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies
Job Location: , Hong Kong
Web Address: http://www.polyu.edu.hk

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Corporate Communication

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
English (eng)


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is the largest government-funded
tertiary institution in Hong Kong, with a total student headcount of about
28,090, of which 14,260 are full-time students, 10,050 are part-time
students, and 3,780 are mixed-mode students. It offers programmes at
Doctorate, Master's, Bachelor's degrees and Higher Diploma levels. The
University has 27 academic departments and units grouped under six
faculties, as well as 2 independent schools and 2 independent research
institutes. It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,300.
The total consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of
HK$4 billion per year.


The Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies is strong in Applied
Chinese Language Studies. It offers bachelor, master, and doctoral
programmes in Translating, Interpreting, Bilingual Studies, Chinese
Linguistics, Chinese Language teaching, and teaching Chinese as a second
language. Within the Department, there is a Centre for Translation
Studies, a Testing Unit, and a Chinese Language Centre which provides
training in Chinese language and Putonghua for the whole university. The
Department has a total of 70 academic staff members. Please visit the
website at http://www.cbs.polyu.edu.hk for more information about the

Assistant Professor in Corporate Communication

The appointee will be required to (a) take an important role in the
development and delivery of subjects within the corporate communication
portfolio; (b) assist in the development of subjects in bilingual corporate
communication at postgraduate level; (c) undertake research and scholarly
activities; (d) provide administrative support for academic programmes; and
(e) partake in extending the frontier of knowledge especially in topics
related to bilingual and corporate communication.

Applicants should have (a) a PhD degree in a relevant discipline; (b) good
command of English, with fluency in an additional language (preferably
Chinese) being an advantage; (c) working experience in corporate
communication/public affairs; (d) relevant experience in/knowledge of
curriculum design and development; (e) track record of research capability;
and (f) a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research and
professional service. Preference will be given to those with relevant
teaching experience at tertiary level.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

Salary offered will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.
Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. Remuneration
package will be highly competitive. Applicants should state their current
and expected salary in the application.


Applications may be submitted via email, fax, or mail (full information
listed below).

If you would like to provide a separate curriculum vitae, please still
complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment
process. Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or
downloaded from http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job.htm. Applicants who are
not invited to an interview within two months of the closing date (10
August 2009) should consider their applications unsuccessful. Details of
the University's Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment
can be found at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/jobpics.htm.

Application Deadline: 10-Aug-2009
Mailing Address for Applications:
Ms Angie Chau
Human Resources Office
13/F Li Ka Shing Tower
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong
Email Address for Applications: hstaffpolyu.edu.hk
Web Address for Applications: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job_external.htm
Contact Information:
Ms Angie Chau
Email: hrangiepolyu.edu.hk
Phone: 852-2766-5634
Fax: 852-2764-3374
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