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Mon Mar 3 2003

Jobs: General Linguistics: Asst Prof, The U/Hong Kong

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  1. ylai, General Linguistics: Asst Prof, The University of Hong Kong

Message 1: General Linguistics: Asst Prof, The University of Hong Kong

Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2003 22:21:34 +0000
From: ylai <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Asst Prof, The University of Hong Kong

University or Organization: The University of Hong Kong
Department: Faculty of Arts
Rank of Job: Assistant Professor
Specialty Areas: Language, Linguistics or Philosophy 
Required Language(s): English (Code = ENG)


The University of Hong Kong is at the international forefront of
higher learning and research, with more than 100 teaching departments
and sub-divisions of studies, and more than 60 research institutes and
centres. Current enrolment includes 10,000 undergraduates and 7,000
postgraduates from 48 countries. English is the medium of
instruction. The University is committed to international standards
for excellence in scholarship and research.

Assistant Professor in the Programme in Language and Communication
(Ref.: RF-2002/2003-257)

Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in the
Programme in Language and Communication in the Faculty of Arts. The
appointee will be the Coordinator of the Programme in Language and
Communication. The appointment, which is subject to availability of
funding, will initially be made on a three-year fixed-term basis,
tenable from October 1, 2003 and with the possibility of renewal.

The Programme in Language and Communication is a new undergraduate
interdisciplinary studies programme (UISP) in the Faculty of Arts.
The programme will focus on the study and use of language and
languages, and will include work on semantics, pragmatics and the
philosophical problems of language. Other themes include discourse,
culture and the politics of language, as well as a focus on usage,
skills and media. The programme stands independent of departments
within the Faculty of Arts but draws on their expertise through team
teaching and collaborative research.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree, and should be able to
demonstrate both a strong publication record and a well-developed
research agenda. Applicants should also be able to provide evidence
of teaching excellence with a solid background in one of the core
areas of language, linguistics or philosophy, and experience in
interdisciplinary teaching. Strong interpersonal skills will be
required for this demanding position.

Annual salary for an Assistant Professor (in the grade of Lecturer) is
on an 11-point scale (which is subject to review from time to time at
the entire discretion of the University), with starting salary
depending on qualifications and experience [attracting contract-end
gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme,
totalling up to 15% of basic salary]: HK$556,260 - 929,220
(approx. US$1=HK$7.8). An appointee with an annual salary at
HK$743,280 or above may be considered for the award of the title of
Associate Professor on the basis of academic merits and achievements.

At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.
The appointment carries leave, medical and dental benefits. The
provision of housing benefits, where applicable, is subject to review.

Further particulars and application forms (272/302 amended) can be
obtained at; or from the
Appointments Unit (Senior), Human Resource Section, Registry, The
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (fax (852) 2540 6735 or 2559 2058;
e-mail: Review of applications will start from
April 4, 2003 until the post is filled.

The University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a
No-Smoking Policy


Address for Applications:

	Attn: Ms Yvonne Lai
	Appointments Unit
	The University of Hong Kong
	Hong Kong, 852
	Position is open until filled.

Contact Information:
	Ms Yvonne Lai
	Fax: 852 2540 6735
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