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LINGUIST List 23.2427

Tue May 22 2012

Jobs: Mandarin; Applied Ling; Translation: Research Asst Prof, The Hong Kong Polytechnic U

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Date: 22-May-2012
From: Angie Chau <hrstaffpolyu.edu.hk>
Subject: Mandarin Chinese; Applied Linguistics; Translation: Research 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: Applied Linguistics; Translation; Chinese Linguistics

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


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of Chinese and Bilingual
Studies is looking for Research Assistant Professors in Applied Chinese
Linguistics, Chinese Literature, Bilingualism and Communication, Foreign or
Second Language Education and Translation and Interpreting (seven posts)

(a) undertake teaching duties and related learning activities at both
undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
(b) engage in scholarly activities in his/her area of expertise;
(c) undertake administrative duties in academic and departmental affairs, and
play an active role in programme management for further development of the
Department's objectives; and
(d) take an important role in curriculum design and subject development, and
engage in research.

Successful candidates are expected to undertake academic research in
his/her area of expertise, including but not limited to application for external
research grants and participation in research projects.

(a) a PhD degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, preferably with a
specialism in Bilingual Corporate Communication, Interpreting, Legal
Translation, Media Translation, Speech Pathology, Speech Therapy,
Teaching Discipline-specific Chinese (e.g. Corporate Chinese, Legal Chinese,
STEM Chinese), or Classical Novel/Drama/Poetry;
(b) the relevant postdoctoral research experience (as supported by evidence
of research projects and outputs). Experience of postdoctoral research
positions will be a plus but not required;
(c) potential in evidence for establishing significant externally funded research
(d) a good record of relevant scholarly activities and professional service;
(e) fluency in English; and
(f) relevant experience in and a strong commitment to teaching.

Please visit the website at http://www.cbs.polyu.edu.hk for more information
about the Department.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service:
The remuneration package for the Research Assistant Professor post is the
same as an Assistant Professor post. A highly competitive remuneration
package will be offered. Appointment for Research Assistant Professor will
be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract for up to three years. Re-
engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. Applicants should
state their current and expected salary in the application.

Please submit application form via email to the email below, or 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
downloaded from http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job.htm.

Recruitment will continue until all the positions are filled. Initial consideration
of applications will commence in mid-June 2012. Details of the University's
Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

Application Deadline: 15-Jun-2012 (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
Agnie 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:
Angie Chau
Email: hrstaffpolyu.edu.hk

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