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LINGUIST List 25.2533

Thu Jun 12 2014

Jobs: Chinese, Mandarin; English; Applied Linguistics: Asst/Assoc Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <alamontlinguistlist.org>

Date: 12-Jun-2014
From: Ms Angie Chau <hrstaffpolyu.edu.hk>
Subject: Chinese, Mandarin; English; Applied Linguistics: Asst/Assoc Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, 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 Title: Associate Professor / Assistant Professor

Job Rank: Asst/Assoc Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

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


Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies

Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Chinese Language Education (with concurrent appointment as Director of Chinese Language Centre of the Department)


Reporting to the Head of Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, the appointee will be offered a concurrent appointment as Director of the Chinese Language Centre. The appointee will be required to:
(a) oversee and manage all businesses of the Centre including the delivery of subjects that it offers;
(b) represent the Centre to liaise with the Centre’s stakeholders for the planning and delivery of Chinese language subjects;
(c) take a leading role in the Centre’s curricular-design and pedagogy functions, especially the development of new subjects in the area of Discipline-specific Chinese;
(d) engage in teaching and related learning activities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including the supervision of research-degree students;
(e) undertake research relevant to the mandate of the Centre; and
(f) help enhance the international visibility and network of the Centre and the Department.


Applicants should have:
(a) a PhD degree in a relevant discipline;
(b) relevant experience in academic administration at tertiary level, preferably with experience in or knowledge of curricular design and development;
(c) an excellent command of Chinese and English;
(d) a track record of research capability, including research-grant application; and
(e) a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research and professional service.

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. Initial appointment 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.


Please submit application form via email to the application email below; by fax at the number below; or by mail to Human Resources Office. 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 the application website. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Initial consideration of applications will commence on 10 July 2014. 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: (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
Human Resources Office
13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom
Hong Kong
Email Address for Applications: hrstaffpolyu.edu.hk
Web Address for Applications: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job.htm
Contact Information:
Ms Angie Chau
Email: hrstaffpolyu.edu.hk
Fax: (852) 2364 2166
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