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LINGUIST List 25.2536

Thu Jun 12 2014

Jobs: Chinese, Mandarin; English; General Linguistics; Ling & Literature: Assistant 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; Ling & Literature: Assistant 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: Assistant Professor / Research Assistant Professor

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Ling & Literature

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


Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies

Assistant Professor / Research Assistant Professor in Applied Language Sciences / Chinese Literature / Chinese Linguistics (two 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.


Applicants should have:
(a) a PhD degree in a relevant discipline, preferably with the specialism in Speech Pathology, Speech Therapy, Cantonese Linguistics, Teaching Discipline-Chinese for specific purposes (e.g. Corporate Chinese, Legal Chinese, STEM Chinese), or Classical Novel/Drama/Poetry (for international students);
(b) a good record of relevant academic and/or professional achievements;
(c) the relevant research experience (as supported by evidence of research projects and outputs). Experience of postdoctoral research positions will be a plus but not required;
(d) fluency in English; and
(e) a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarly activities 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 appointments for Assistant Professor will be made on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Appointments for Research Assistant Professor (with remuneration package same as that for an Assistant Professor) will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract for up to three years. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. 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 at the 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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