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LINGUIST List 21.1325

Thu Mar 18 2010

Jobs: English/Chinese; Translation: Asst Prof, Hong Kong Polytechnic U

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        1.    Melody Ho, English & Mandarin Chinese; Translation: Assistant Professor/Teaching Fellow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Message 1: English & Mandarin Chinese; Translation: Assistant Professor/Teaching Fellow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Date: 17-Mar-2010
From: Melody Ho <hrmelodypolyu.edu.hk>
Subject: English & Mandarin Chinese; Translation: Assistant Professor/Teaching Fellow, 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: Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Web Address: http://www.polyu.edu.hk
Job Rank: Assistant Professor/Teaching Fellow

Specialty Areas: Translation

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

Description:

Assistant Professor / Teaching Fellow in Interpreting or Translating

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 Department.

The appointee will be required to (a) engage in teaching and related
learning activities in Interpreting and/or Translating at both
undergraduate and postgraduate levels; (b) engage in scholarly activities
in topics related to Interpreting/Translating; and (c) undertake
administrative duties in academic and departmental affairs, and play an
active role in programme management for the further development of the
Department's objectives. Those appointed at Assistant Professor level will
also be required to take up an important role in curriculum design and
subject development in Interpreting/Translating, and engage in research.

Applicants should have (a) a PhD degree in Language Studies, Literary
Studies, Translation Studies or related fields for the post of Assistant
Professor, preferably with relevant post-qualification teaching or working
experience; OR a master's degree or above in the above disciplines with at
least three years of the above-mentioned experience for the post of
Teaching Fellow; (b) effective classroom teaching skills; and (c) a strong
commitment to excellence in teaching, research and professional service.

Preference will be given to those with experience in teaching Interpreting
and/or Translating. Applicants for the Assistant Professor post should have
a track record of research and publications, or be able to demonstrate
promising research potential in relevant areas.

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.

Application:
Please submit application form via email to hrstaffpolyu.edu.hk; by fax at
(852) 2764 3374; or by mail to the address 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. The closing date for application is
Monday, 3 May 2010. Applicants who are not invited to an interview within
two months of the closing date 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: 03-May-2010
Mailing Address for Applications:
Ms. Angie Chau
Human Resources Office
13/F Li Ka Shing Tower
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon
Hong Kong
Email Address for Applications: hrstaffpolyu.edu.hk
Web Address for Applications: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job_external.htm
Contact Information:
Ms. Angie Chau
Email: hrstaffpolyu.edu.hk
Phone: 852-2766-5634
Fax: 852-2764-3374
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