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Thu Jan 31 2013

Jobs: Applied Ling; Second Language Acq: Asst/Assoc Professor, City University of Hong Kong

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

Date: 30-Jan-2013
From: Human Resources Office <hrojobcityu.edu.hk>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; Second Language Acquisition: Asst/Assoc Professor, City University of Hong Kong, HKG, Hong Kong
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University or Organization: City University of Hong Kong
Job Location: HKG, Hong Kong
Job Rank: Asst/Assoc Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Second Language Acquisition


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.

Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Applied Linguistics)
Department of English [Ref. C/179/49]

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, creative writing and professional communication. It is entering an exciting new stage of development with new initiatives in English for the creative professions, digital media, literary and cultural studies, rhetoric and composition, and interdisciplinary studies. The Department was ranked 35th in the world in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds survey. Further information is available at http://www.cityu.edu.hk/en/.

Young or mid-career scholars with ambitious research agendas and creative ideas for teaching and course development. Areas of particular interest include discourse analysis, English for specific purposes, English as a global/international language, language planning and policy, literacy studies, phonology, second language acquisition, second language writing, and testing and evaluation. Candidates should hold a PhD in Applied Linguistics or related disciplines, demonstrate the capacity to produce high quality scholarly output and be able to design innovative courses. Experience working with Asian students is desirable.

The post offers significant opportunities for career development including strong support for research and conference attendance and opportunities for collaboration with eminent scholars. It is a substantiation-track position.

(For further information or queries, please email Dr. Rodney Jones at enrodneycityu.edu.hk.)

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:
Further information on the University is available at http://www.cityu.edu.hk, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong [Fax : (852) 2788 1154 or (852) 3442 0311/email : hrojobcityu.edu.hk].

Please send the application with a current curriculum vitae and names of three referees to the Human Resources Office. Applications received by 20 March 2013 will receive full consideration. Please quote the reference of the post in the application and on the envelope. The University thanks all applicants for their interest; only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 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 request.

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 staff.

Application Deadline: 20-Mar-2013

Email Address for Applications: hrojobcityu.edu.hk
Contact Information:
Human Resources Office
Email: hrojobcityu.edu.hk
Fax: (852) 2788 1154
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