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LINGUIST List 23.2996

Tue Jul 10 2012

Jobs: Applied Ling; Rhetoric and Composition: Asst Prof, City University of Hong Kong

Editor for this issue: Svetlana Tchistiakova <svetlanalinguistlist.org>

Date: 10-Jul-2012
From: Human Resources Office <hrojobcityu.edu.hk>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; Rhetoric and Composition: Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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University or Organization: City University of Hong Kong
Department: Department of English
Job Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong
Web Address: http://www.cityu.edu.hk
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Rhetoric and Composition


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.

Applications are invited for:
Assistant Professor
(Rhetoric and Composition/English for Academic Purposes/Discipline-
Specific English)
Department of English [Ref. C/156/09]

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 including English
linguistics, literature, and English for Specific Purposes for students across
the University. Further information on the Department is available at

Responsible for teaching, development and administration of programs in
Composition and discipline-specific English across the University; conduct
research in these fields; undertake Department's academic and
administrative duties as appropriate.

A PhD in English Rhetoric and Composition/English for Academic
Purposes/Language Teaching/English Linguistics or related disciplines, with
evidence of a strong research agenda and teaching ability. Experience and
background in the teaching of composition or academic English to ESL
students is desirable. Candidates are expected to show evidence of their
ability to teach university-level writing and reading effectively in a program
that privileges critical thinking through argumentative and analytical writing for
students from all disciplines in an ESL context, and demonstrate evidence of
meaningful scholarship through presentations at professional meetings and/or
publications in highly-ranked peer-reviewed journals.

Salary and Conditions of Service:
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.

Information and Application:
For further information or queries about the post, please email Dr. Rodney
JONES, Acting Head at enrodneycityu.edu.hk.

Please send the application with a current curriculum vitae and names of
three referees to:
Human Resources Office,
City University of Hong Kong,
Tat Chee Avenue,
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Fax: (852) 2788 1154 or (852) 3442 0311
E-mail: hrojobcityu.edu.hk.

Applications received by 20 September 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

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

City University of Hong Kong was ranked the 110th among the world's top
universities and the 12th in Asia according to the Quacquarelli Symonds
2011/2012 surveys.

Application Deadline: 20-Sep-2012
Mailing Address for Applications:
Human Resources Office
City University of Hong Kong
Tat Chee Avenue
Hong Kong
Email Address for Applications: hrojobcityu.edu.hk
Contact Information:
Human Resources Office
Email: hrojobcityu.edu.hk

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