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Tue Mar 30 2010
Jobs: Chinese as a Second Lang: Asst/Assoc Prof, Hong Kong Polytechnic
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Teaching Chinese as a Second Language: Assistant/Associate Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Message 1: Teaching Chinese as a Second Language: Assistant/Associate Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
From: Melody Ho <hrmelodypolyu.edu.hk>
Subject: Teaching Chinese as a Second Language: Assistant/Associate Professor, 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: Asst/Assoc Professor
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies
Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign
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 teaching Chinese as a foreign language and a second
language acquisition; (b) take an important role in curriculum design and
development; (c) undertake scholarly research in his/her area of expertise;
and (d) provide administrative support for academic and departmental affairs.
Applicants should have (a) a PhD degree in a relevant discipline, such as
TCFL, TESOL/TEFL, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Language Education and
Language Testing; (b) at least five years' experience in teaching Chinese
as a foreign or second language for the post of Associate Professor, and
lesser experience for the post of Assistant Professor; (c) effective
classroom teaching skills, preferably with the ability to use English as a
medium of instruction; (d) track record of research and publications; (e)
native or near native mastery of Chinese; and (f) a strong commitment to
excellence in teaching and professional service.
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.
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, 17 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
Application Deadline: 17-May-2010
Mailing Address for Applications:
Ms. Melody Ho
Human Resources Office
13/F Li Ka Shing Tower
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon
Email Address for Applications: hrstaffpolyu.edu.hk
Web Address for Applications: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job_external.htm
Ms. Angie Chau
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