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Wed Nov 17 2010

Jobs: Syntactic Theory: Assistant Professor, The U of Hong Kong

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        1.     The Appointments Unit (Senior) , Syntactic Theory; Lexical-Functional Grammar: Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Message 1: Syntactic Theory; Lexical-Functional Grammar: Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Date: 16-Nov-2010
From: The Appointments Unit (Senior) <senrappthku.hk>
Subject: Syntactic Theory; Lexical-Functional Grammar: Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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University or Organization: The University of Hong Kong
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Web Address: http://www.hku.hk/linguist/
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Syntactic Theory; Lexical-Functional Grammar


Description:

Founded in 1911, The University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest
international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has
been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years.
Ranked 21st among the top 200 universities in the world by the UK's Times
Higher Education, the University has a comprehensive range of study
programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and about
100 sub-divisions of studies and learning. There are over 23,400
undergraduate and postgraduate students coming from 50 countries, and more
than 1,200 members of academic and academic-related staff, many of whom are
internationally renowned.

Assistant Professor in Syntax
(Ref.: 20100744)

Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in Syntax
in the School of Humanities (Linguistics), from August 1, 2011 or as soon
as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the
possibility of renewal.

Applicants are expected to show evidence of a strong record of teaching and
research in syntax, with secondary specializations in morphology or
semantics. Candidates are expected to teach several of the following
courses offered in the department: Syntactic theory, Lexical-functional
grammar, Introduction to morphology, Semantics, and Grammar: theories and
applications. We particularly welcome candidates with a strong interest in
the comparative studies of African and East Asian languages. Information
about the School can be obtained at http://humanities.hku.hk/. Information
about the department of Linguistics can be obtained at the URL above.
Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Adams Bodomo, chairperson of
the department of Linguistics (e-mail: abbodomohku.hk).

Annual salary will be in the range of HK$484,980 - 749,520 (approximately
US$1 = HK$ 7.8) (subject to review from time to time at the entire
discretion of the University). A highly competitive salary commensurate
with qualifications and experience will be offered. The appointment will
attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement
benefits 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.

Further particulars and application forms (152/708) can be obtained at the
application URL below, from the address or email address below, or by fax:
(852) 2540 6735 or 2559 2058. Closes January 31, 2011. Candidates who are
not contacted within 6 months of the closing date may consider their
applications unsuccessful.

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

Application Deadline: 31-Jan-2011
Mailing Address for Applications:
Appointments Unit (Senior)
Human Resource Section
Registry
The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam
Hong Kong
Email Address for Applications: senrappthku.hk
Web Address for Applications: http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/
Contact Information:
The Appointments Unit (Senior)
Email: senrappthku.hk

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