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Job Announcement: City University of Hong Kong

Ling & Literature; Translation: Chair of Department, City University of Hong Kong, HKG, Hong Kong

Employer: City University of Hong Kong

Job Location: HKG, Hong Kong
Title: Head of Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics
Rank: Chair of Department
Linguistic Field(s): Translation
Ling & Literature
LL Issue: 24.606
Date Submitted: 31-Jan-2013
Job Description: 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. Currently, the University has six Colleges/Schools. Within the next two years, the University aims to recruit 100 more scholars from all over the world in various disciplines, including science, engineering, business, social sciences, humanities, law, creative media, energy, environment, and other strategic growth areas.

Applications and nominations are invited for:
Head of Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics [Ref. C/190/49]

The Position:
Reporting to the Provost through the Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the Head of Department will provide leadership and strategic direction in research and professional education for the Department. The Head will encourage and promote academic excellence, and steer the Department to enhance the mission and vision of the University in alignment with the University's Strategic Plan.

The Person:
A doctorate degree with strong academic and professional qualifications, a distinguished record of teaching, research and scholarship, and substantial relevant experience in tertiary education; outstanding management effectiveness; commitment to teamwork; and strong communication and networking skills to build and nurture internal and external contacts to the benefit of the Department.

Salary and Conditions of Service:
The appointee will be offered appointment to an academic rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Headship appointment will be on a concurrent basis for an initial period of three years. Remuneration package will be attractive and driven by market competitiveness and individual performance. Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable).

Information and Application:
Further information on the post and the University is available at

City University of Hong Kong is being represented in this search by the Korn/Ferry International (H.K.) Ltd. Please send the nomination or application with a current curriculum vitae to Mr. T.T. Ho to the application address below or email it to the application email address below.

Applications and nominations received on or before 22 March 2013 will receive full consideration. 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 policy, a copy of which will be provided upon request.

The University also offers a number of visiting positions through its "CityU International Transition Team" scheme for current graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and for early-stage and established scholars, as described at

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.

City University of Hong Kong was ranked the 95th among the world's top universities and the 12th in Asia according to the Quacquarelli Symonds 2012 surveys.
Application Deadline: 22-Mar-2013
Application Address: T.T.  Ho ,  Mr., Senior Client Partner
Korn/Ferry International (H.K.) Ltd.
15/F & 16/F, St. George's Building
2 Ice House Street
Hong Kong  
Hong Kong 
Application Email: click here to access email
Contact Information: T.T.  Ho , Mr.,
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