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LINGUIST List 21.192

Tue Jan 12 2010

Jobs: Chinese, Applied Ling: Chair Prof, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Uni

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        1.    Melody Ho, Chinese; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics: Chair Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Message 1: Chinese; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics: Chair Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Date: 11-Jan-2010
From: Melody Ho <hrmelodypolyu.edu.hk>
Subject: Chinese; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics: Chair 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: Chair Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

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


The Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies is now inviting
applications or nominations for a Chair Professor of Linguistics and
Bilingual Studies. The appointee may also be offered a concurrent
appointment as Head of Department. The position is tenable immediately.

The appointee will be required to (a) provide academic leadership for
programmes related to his/her field in the Department; (b) provide
leadership in promoting research collaboration and grant-seeking, improving
research publication output; (c) facilitate the Department to gain and
increase its visibility and international connections; (d) conduct lectures
and seminars at undergraduate and graduate levels including PhD coursework;
(e) engage in the supervision of research students of the Department (e.g.,
MPhil and PhD students); and (f) contribute to academic and departmental

If also appointed as Head of Department, the appointee will be required to
ensure the smooth and successful operation and sustainable development of
the Department; to provide effective leadership to the Department; to
inspire excellence in teaching, research and services; to foster strong
academic partnerships and collaborations with external organizations in
joint projects and new service initiatives for the society; and to
implement an effective mechanism to acquire donations and other forms of
sponsorship to support the University's pursuits and long-term development.
Head of Academic Department in the University is not a substantive rank but
a secondary appointment made by the President for the University for a
fixed term of office.

Applicants should have (a) academic qualifications at doctoral level in a
relevant academic discipline; (b) attainment of an academic rank of full
professor or above at an internationally recognized university; (c) an
international reputation in scholarship and research in Linguistics and/or
Bilingual Studies; (d) a strong record in attracting research funding; (e)
a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching; (f) proven qualities
of leadership; and (g) an excellent knowledge of Chinese and English.
Experience in fund-raising will be an additional advantage.

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 are invited to send detailed curriculum vitae with names and
addresses of two referees, the names of five publications that best reflect
their research work in Linguistics and Bilingual Studies to the application
address, fax number, or application email below. The applicant should also
submit a self-evaluation statement stating why the applicant believes
he/she is well qualified for the position. The statement should further
outline his/her plan for developing the Department's teaching and research
in Chinese Linguistics and Bilingual Studies.

Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Initial
consideration of applications will commence on 1 April 2010. General
information about the University and the Department is available at
http://www.polyu.edu.hk and at http://www.cbs.polyu.edu.hk respectively, or
from the Human Resources Office (Tel: (852) 2766 5007). The University's
Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment is available at

Application Deadline: 01-Apr-2010
Mailing Address for Applications:
Ms. Joey Lee
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. Joey Lee
Email: hrjoeywypolyu.edu.hk
Phone: 852-2766-5007
Fax: 852-2764-3374
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