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LINGUIST List 20.350

Tue Feb 03 2009

Jobs: Language & Communication: Asst Prof, The University of Hong Kong

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        1.    Wendell Chau, Language & Communication: Asst Prof, The University of Hong Kong


Message 1: Language & Communication: Asst Prof, The University of Hong Kong
Date: 02-Feb-2009
From: Wendell Chau <wendellinformadv.com>
Subject: Language & Communication: Asst Prof, The University of Hong Kong
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University or Organization: The University of Hong Kong
Job Location: Language and Communication, Hong Kong
Web Address: http://www.hku.hk
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


Description:

Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in the
Programme in Language and Communication of the Faculty of Arts, tenable
from September 1, 2009 or as soon as possible thereafter (Ref.:
RF-2008/2009-493). The appointment, held in the School of English, will
initially be made on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of
renewal. Appointee whose contract is renewed will have the opportunity to
apply for tenure during the second three-year contract.

The School of English offers an integrated programme in English Studies,
including undergraduate teaching and supervision of research students in
English and American literatures, world literature in English,
sociolinguistics, critical linguistics, language acquisition, and English
grammar. The Programme in Language and Communication of the Faculty of Arts
is an undergraduate interdisciplinary programme which focuses on the study
and use of language, as well as languages in socio-cultural contexts. As an
interdisciplinary programme, it incorporates different approaches of the
departments that contribute to the programme. Further details, including
information about the School and the Programme can be obtained at
http://www.hku.hk/english and http://web.hku.hk/~langcom/langcomm. Please
note that the School and the Programme are not involved in ESL teaching.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline, possess an
active research record and be prepared to teach and supervise at the B.A.,
M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels. The appointee should be able to contribute
to the teaching of both the Programme in Language and Communication and the
English linguistics programme. Applicants' area of specialization should
include one or more of the following: World Englishes, sociolinguistics,
language and communication, language and culture, text linguistics,
discourse analysis, cognitive linguistics, history and culture of the
English language.

Annual salary will be in the range of HK$504,480 - 779,640 (approximately
US$1 = HK$ 7.8) (subject to review from time to time at the entire
discretion of the University), with starting salary depending on
qualifications and experience. The appointment will attract a contract-end
gratuity and University contribution to a retirements benefit scheme,
totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as leave, and medical/dental
benefits. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable. At current
rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.

Interested candidates should submit a completed application form (152/708)
(available at https://www.hku.hk/apptunit/), a C.V. and a sample of
research work, and arrange to have 3 confidential referees' reports
(quoting Ref.: RF-2008/2009-493) sent by the referees directly to the
Assistant Registrar at the address provided below (fax: (852) 2540 6735 or
2559 2058; e-mail: senrappthku.hk). Review of applications will begin on
March 15, 2009, and will continue until the post is filled. Candidates who
are not contacted within 4 months of the date of their application
submission may consider their applications unsuccessful.

The University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a
No-Smoking Policy

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Mailing Address for Applications:
Assistant Registrar (Appointments)
Human Resource Section, Registry
The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Email Address for Applications: senrappthku.hk
Contact Information:
The Assistant Registrar (Appointments)
Email: senrappthku.hk

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