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LINGUIST List 22.4904

Wed Dec 07 2011

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

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        1.     Angie chau , English; Mandarin Chinese; Translation: Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Message 1: English; Mandarin Chinese; Translation: Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Date: 05-Dec-2011
From: Angie chau <hrstaffpolyu.edu.hk>
Subject: English; Mandarin Chinese; Translation: Assistant 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: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Translation

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


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 1,200.
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 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 Translating at both undergraduate and postgraduate
levels; (b) engage in scholarly activities in topics related to Translating; (c)
take up an important role in curriculum design and subject development in
Translating, and engage in research; and (d) undertake administrative
duties in academic and departmental affairs and play an active role in
programme management for the further development of the Department's

Applicants should have (a) a PhD degree in Language Studies, Literary
Studies, Translation Studies or related fields, preferably with relevant post-
qualification teaching or working experience; (b) effective classroom
teaching skills; (c) track record of research and publications, or be able to
demonstrate promising research potential in relevant areas; and (d) a
strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research and professional
service. Preference will be given to those with teaching experience in
Translating, particularly Chinese-English translation and practical
translation such as legal, business, media, science and technology.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service:
Salary offered will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.
Initial appointments will be made on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.
Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. Remuneration
package will be highly competitive.

Please submit application form via email, fax, or mail (see email address,
fax number, and application 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
Tuesday, 31 January 2012. 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: 31-Jan-2012
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
Fax: (852) 2364 2166

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