LINGUIST List 9.298

Sun Mar 1 1998

Jobs: English Ling (Hong Kong), ESL (Japan)

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  1. Nik Gisborne, Assoc Prof/Asst Prof in English Linguistics
  2. heatherfield, JAPAN: ESL teacher with legal or oil industry background.

Message 1: Assoc Prof/Asst Prof in English Linguistics

Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 15:19:05 +0800
From: Nik Gisborne <>
Subject: Assoc Prof/Asst Prof in English Linguistics

Ref.: RF-97/98-36 


As the oldest tertiary education institution in Hong Kong, the
University of Hong Kong has attained unparalleled achievements since
1911 in Hong Kong and the region by drawing on the great cultural
traditions of China and the West. The University is a major research
institution with nine major faculties and 100+ departments and
sub-divisions of studies and learning, and a full- and part-time
postgraduate and undergraduate student body of almost 15,000,
including 1,900 research students. Our firm commitment to research
excellence and internationalisation has established us as one of the
top universities in the Region. We are firmly committed to our vision
of globalisation and enhancing our research excellence.

Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in English Linguistics 

Applications are invited for appointment as Associate
Professor/Assistant Professor (1 post) in English Linguistics in the
Department of English, tenable from January 1, 1999 or as soon as
possible thereafter, subject to availability of funding. The
appointment will initially be made on a fixed-term basis of three
years, with a possibility of renewal.

The Department of English seeks to play a pivotal role in leading
English Studies in Hong Kong and to support the University's
determination to retain its international standards and status, and
its unique position within China and Asia. The Department is therefore
interested in applicants who possess a Ph.D., with specialization in
English Linguistics. The department undertakes teaching and research
in English language and linguistics, sociolinguistics, critical
linguistics, and journalism in English; and encourages
interdisciplinary approaches to the study of language.

Applicants should note that the Department's primary concern is with
English studies and that it is not an ESL teaching unit. Appointees
will be expected to offer courses in their areas of specialization, to
contribute to the teaching of existing courses in the Department at
both undergraduate and Master's levels, to supervise M.Phil. and
Ph.D. students in their areas of specialization, and to pursue an
active programme of research and publication. Applicants should state
clearly which area (with reference number) they wish to be considered
for. Those who apply for appointment as Associate Professor are
invited to indicate whether they wish to be considered for appointment
at Assistant Professor level as well.

Annual salaries [attracting 15% (taxable) terminal gratuity] are on
the following scales, with starting salary depending on qualifications
and experience:

Associate Professor : HK$812,220 - 1,091,100 (9 points) (in the grade
of Senior Lecturer) (approx. GBP63,855 - 85,780)

Assistant Professor : HK$522,780 - 873,360 (11 points) * (in the grade
of Lecturer) (approx. GBP41,100 - 68,660)

(sterling equivalents as at February 23, 1998) 

* An appointee with an annual salary at HK$698,520 (approx. GBP54,915)
or above may be considered for the award of the title of Associate

At current rates, salaries tax will not exceed 15% of gross
income. The appointment carries leave, medical and dental benefits, an
allowance for children's education in Hong Kong, and, in most cases, a
financial subsidy for private tenancy may also be provided at a charge
of a percentage of salary, currently 7.5%.

Further particulars and application forms can be obtained on WWW at; or from the Appointments Unit, Registry, The
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Fax (852) 2540 6735 or 2559 2058;
E-mail: APPTUNITREG.HKU.HK). Further details about the department,
including information about the department's research profile, are
available on application, or on WWW at Closes April 24, 1998.

The University is an equal opportunity employer and is working towards
a smoke-free environment
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Message 2: JAPAN: ESL teacher with legal or oil industry background.

Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 08:47:55 +0000
From: heatherfield <>
Subject: JAPAN: ESL teacher with legal or oil industry background.

2 Full-time positions offered. Monday-Friday, 9am - 5pm includes
approximately 20 teaching hours/week.

LOCATIONS: central Tokyo and Makuhari, Chiba. Please specify 
location preference with application. 
REQUIREMENTS: BA, BSc, or MA. TESL/ESL certification; legal background
and/or knowledge of the oil industry. Experienced ESL teacher

SALARY: starting salary 400,000% / month
BENEFITS: Sponsorship. National holidays. Sick leave. Health

Position begins ASAP. 
Apply by e-mail or fax, 
including CV/resume and copies of diplomas, transcripts, passport as 
well as a recent photo: 

Gobancho 4-2, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102. 
FAX: 03-3288-1684 
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