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Fri Feb 18 2011

Jobs: Chinese Lang & Lit: Senior Lecturer, The Hong Kong Polytechnic U

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        1.     Angie Chau , Chinese; Applied Linguistics; Chinese Language & Literature: Senior Lecturer, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Message 1: Chinese; Applied Linguistics; Chinese Language & Literature: Senior Lecturer, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Date: 18-Feb-2011
From: Angie Chau <hrstaffpolyu.edu.hk>
Subject: Chinese; Applied Linguistics; Chinese Language & Literature: Senior Lecturer, 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: Senior Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Chinese Language & Literature

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

Description:

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.

Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies
Senior Lecturer in Chinese Language Centre

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 68 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) assist the Director of the Chinese
Language Centre in the planning of new courses and other academic and
scholarly initiatives, including the planning and execution of Chinese
language subjects for the new four-year curriculum; (b) manage all
activities associated with teaching, curriculum design and development of
teaching materials; (c) facilitate collaborations with other departments;
(d) engage in the teaching and learning activities; and (e) take part in
the Centre's administration and consultancy, conduct scholarly activities,
and contribute to the strategic initiatives of the University.

Applicants should have (a) a PhD degree in the field of Chinese Language
and Literature or Applied Linguistics in relation to Chinese Language
pedagogy, plus substantial years of teaching in a relevant academic
discipline; (b) an outstanding level of knowledge, skills and competence in
the appropriate academic discipline including Chinese Language and
Literature, Curriculum Design, and preferably Applied Linguistics; (c) an
extensive and successful academic record in teaching, scholarship and
course curriculum development, etc; (d) the ability to use Chinese and
English effectively for formal communication in both spoken and written
forms; (e) evidence of academic leadership and sound administrative
experience including management and curriculum development, etc; (f) a
strong commitment to excellence in assessment, teaching and professional
service; and (g) the ability to use Cantonese, Putonghua and English as a
medium of instruction.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service:
Salary offered will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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 should state their current
and expected salary in the application.

Application:
If you would like to provide a separate curriculum vitae, please still
complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment
process. 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 http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/jobpics.htm.

Application Deadline: 11-Apr-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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