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LINGUIST List 24.449

Thu Jan 24 2013

Jobs: Mandarin Chinese; English; Applied Ling; Ling & Literature; Bilingualism & Communication; Translation: Asst/Assoc Prof, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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

Date: 23-Jan-2013
From: Angie Chau <hrstaffpolyu.edu.hk>
Subject: Mandarin Chinese; English; Applied Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Bilingualism & Communication; Translation: Asst/Assoc Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
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University or Organization: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Job Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Web Address: http://www.cbs.polyu.edu.hk
Job Rank: Asst/Assoc Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Translation; Bilingualism and Communication

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

Description:

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong. It offers programms 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

Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Applied Chinese Linguistics/Chinese Literature/ Bilingualism and Communication/Chinese Language Education/Chinese Linguistics/Translation and Interpreting (five posts).

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

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 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 Cantonese Linguistics, Cross-cultural Communication, Speech Pathology, Speech Therapy, Legal Translation, Media Translation, Interpreting, Teaching Discipline-specific Chinese (e.g. Corporate Chinese, Legal Chinese, STEM Chinese), or Classical Novel/Drama/Poetry (for international students);
(b) at least five years’ relevant post-qualification experience and a good record of relevant academic and/or professional achievements;
(c) fluency in English;
(d) a strong commitment to teaching, scholarly activities and professional service.

[Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement of Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Bilingualism and Communication / Chinese Linguistics / Translation and Interpreting on 18 May 2012 need not re-apply.]

Remuneration and Conditions of Service:
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Initial appointments for Assistant Professor will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Associate Professor level. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.

Application:
Please submit application form via email to the application email address below; by fax to the fax number below; or by mail to Human Resources Office to 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
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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