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LINGUIST List 22.4924

Thu Dec 08 2011

Jobs: English Language and Literature: Asst Prof, City U of Hong Kong

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        1.     Human Resources Office , English Language and Literature: Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Message 1: English Language and Literature: Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Date: 08-Dec-2011
From: Human Resources Office <hrojobcityu.edu.hk>
Subject: English Language and Literature: Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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University or Organization: City University of Hong Kong
Job Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong
Web Address: http://www.cityu.edu.hk
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: English Language and Literature

Required Language(s): English (eng)


City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing
excellence in research and professional education. As a publicly-funded institution, the
University is committed to nurturing and developing students' talent and creating
applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement. Currently, the
University has six Colleges/Schools. Within the next two years, the University aims to
recruit 100 more scholars from all over the world in various disciplines, including
science, engineering, business, social sciences, humanities, law, creative media,
energy, environment, and other strategic growth areas.

Applications are invited for:

Assistant Professor
Department of English [Ref. C/117/49]

The Department of English is a leading centre for English studies in the Asian region,
and has an international reputation for its research on English language and literature.
Faculty in the Department typically teach five courses a year, covering a wide range
of subjects such as Asian Englishes, Asian literature in English, creative writing,
discourse analysis, English for academic purposes, English in China, genre analysis,
intercultural communication, pragmatics, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics,
world Englishes, and world literature in English. Further information of the Department
is available at http://www.cityu.edu.hk/en/.

Duties: Applications are invited from well-qualified candidates in any of the above
specialisations. New faculty will be expected to teach on the first-year foundation
course in 'Gateway English' (GE), in addition to their areas of specialisation.
Currently, the GE English program includes courses on discipline-specific English
(English for Business Communication, English for Science, and English for
Engineering), British and American Literary and Cultural Studies, Creative Writing,
Asian Literature in English, Travel Writing, Life Writing, Film, Theater/Drama and
Popular Culture. In addition, faculty are expected to contribute significantly to the
Department's research profile.

The post is a substantiation-track position. Applications from candidates interested in
a Visiting Assistant Professor position, tenable for 2 years, are also welcome.

Requirements: A PhD in English Studies or a closely-related subject. Experience and
background in teaching English to Asian students is desirable but not essential. An
enthusiasm for research and publishing is, however, both expected and required.

Remuneration package will be driven by market competitiveness and individual
performance. Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental
schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable). Initial appointment will be
made on a fixed-term contract.

For further information or queries about the post, please email Professor Rocio Davis
at rdaviscityu.edu.hk. Please send the application with a current curriculum vitae
and names of three referees to the application address, email address, or fax number
below. Applications and nominations received by 15 January 2012 will receive full
consideration. The University reserves the right not to fill the position. Personal data
provided by applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the University's
personal data policies, a copy of which will be provided upon request.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed
to the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates,
especially those who will enhance the diversity of our staff.

For the full announcement, please see

Application Deadline: 15-Jan-2012 (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
Human Resources Office
City University of Hong Kong
Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Email Address for Applications: hrojobcityu.edu.hk
Contact Information:
Human Resources Office
Email: hrojobcityu.edu.hk
Phone: (852) 3442 0311
Fax: (852) 2788 1154

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