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LINGUIST List 25.2535

Thu Jun 12 2014

Jobs: Chinese, Mandarin; English; General Linguistics; Translation: Associate Professor/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; General Linguistics; Translation: Associate Professor/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: Professor / Associate Professor

Job Rank: Associate Professor; Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Translation

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


Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies

Professor / Associate Professor in Bilingualism and Communication / Asian Languages and Linguistics / Area Studies / Chinese Linguistics / Translation and Interpreting (six 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 in his/her area of expertise; and
(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.

Appointees at Professor level will be expected to provide academic leadership in his/her area of expertise.


Applicants should have:
(a) a PhD degree in a relevant discipline, preferably with the specialism in Cantonese Linguistics, Chinese Syntax, Psycholingusitics, 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; and
(d) a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarly activities and professional service.

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

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 appointments at Associate Professor and Professor levels. 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 the number below; or by mail to Human Resources Office (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 the application website below. 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: (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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