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LINGUIST List 21.4517

Thu Nov 11 2010

Jobs: Cross-Cultural Studies: Assoc Prof, Hong Kong Polytechnic U

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        1.     Angie Chau , Chinese; English; Cross-Cultural Studies: Associate Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Message 1: Chinese; English; Cross-Cultural Studies: Associate Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Date: 10-Nov-2010
From: Angie Chau <hrstaffpolyu.edu.hk>
Subject: Chinese; English; Cross-Cultural Studies: 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: Kowloon, Hong Kong
Web Address: http://www.polyu.edu.hk
Job Rank: Associate Professor

Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics; Cross-Cultural Communication and/or Cultural Studies

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


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies
Associate Professor in Cross-Cultural Studies

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is the largest government-funded
tertiary institution in Hong Kong in terms of student number. It offers
programmes at Doctorate, Master's, Bachelor's degrees and Higher Diploma
levels. It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,400. 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
Language Studies. It offers bachelor, master, and doctoral programmes in
Translating & Interpreting, Bilingual Corporate Communication, Chinese
Linguistics, Chinese Language Teaching, and Teaching Chinese as a second
language. The Department has a total of 78 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 Cross-Cultural Communication, and/or on Cultural
Studies topics such as language & culture, language & identity, culture &
thought, and global issues in cultural communication; (b) take up 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
Anthropology, Anthropological Linguistics, Cross-Cultural Communication and
Cultural Studies; (b) at least five years' experience in teaching
Inter-cultural Communication and Cultural studies, especially in teaching
Chinese culture in a foreign context; (c) effective classroom teaching
skills in English or some other supplementary languages; (d) track record
of research and publications; (e) native or near native mastery of Chinese,
with fluency in a western language other than English being an advantage;
(f) a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and professional service;
and (g) working experience in Greater China and the West.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service:
Salary offered will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Appointment will be made on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract for
twenty-four months. 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) 2364 2166; 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
Thursday, 9 December 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: 09-Dec-2011
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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