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LINGUIST List 24.364

Mon Jan 21 2013

Jobs: Modified: Mandarin Chinese; English; Applied Ling; General Ling; Translation: Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic U

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <ulianalinguistlist.org>

Date: 21-Jan-2013
From: Angie Chau <hrstaffpolyu.edu.hk>
Subject: Modified: Mandarin Chinese; English; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Translation: Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
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University or Organization: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Job Location: , Hong Kong
Web Address: http://www.cbs.polyu.edu.hk
Job Rank: Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Translation

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


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong. It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees. It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,200. The total consolidated expenditure budget of the University is close to HK$5 billion per year.

Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies

Professor in Bilingualism and Communication / Chinese Linguistics / Foreign or Second Language Education / Translation and Interpreting (three posts)

The appointees will be required to:
(a) engage in teaching and related learning activities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
(b) take an important role in curriculum design and development;
(c) undertake scholarly research as well as academic leadership in his/her area of expertise;
(d) provide administrative support for academic and departmental affairs, and play an active role in programme management for further development of the Department’s objectives.

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.

Applicants should have:
(a) a PhD degree in a relevant discipline, preferably with a specialism in Chinese Syntax, Applied Psycholinguistics, Applied Sociolinguistics, Bilingual Corporate Communication, Cross-cultural Communication, First/Second Language Acquisition, First/Second-Language Education Pedagogy, Legal Translation, Media Translation, or Interpreting;
(b) at least ten years’ relevant post-qualification experience and an excellent record of relevant academic and/or professional achievements;
(c) fluency in English;
(d) a strong commitment to teaching, scholarly activities and professional service.

Preference will be given to those who have fluency in Chinese (both written and spoken).

[Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement of Professor in Chinese Linguistics / Foreign or Second Language Education on 18 May 2012 need not re-apply.]

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

Remuneration and Conditions of Service:

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Professor level. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.

Please submit application form via email to the application email address below; by fax at (852) 2364 2166; or by mail to the Human Resources Office at the 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. Recruitment will continue until the positions are filled.

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:
Mailing Address for Applications:
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:
Angie Chau
Email: hrstaffpolyu.edu.hk
Fax: 852-2364 2166
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