LINGUIST List 21.1227

Fri Mar 12 2010

Jobs: Japanese Languages: Asst/Assoc Prof, The Hong Kong Polytechnic U

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        1.    Melody Ho, Japanese Languages: Assistant/Associate Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Message 1: Japanese Languages: Assistant/Associate Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Date: 11-Mar-2010
From: Melody Ho <>
Subject: Japanese Languages: Assistant/Associate Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
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University or Organization: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department: Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies Job Location: Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong Web Address:
Job Rank: Asst/Assoc Professor

Specialty Areas: Japanese Languages

Required Language(s): Japanese (jpn)
                            Japanese Family

The Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies is strong in AppliedChinese Language Studies. It offers bachelor, master, and doctoralprogrammes in Translating, Interpreting, Bilingual Studies, ChineseLinguistics, Chinese Language teaching, and teaching Chinese as a secondlanguage. It also offers a Japanese minor programme and a master's degreein Japanese Studies for the Professions. Within the Department, there is aCentre for Translation Studies, a Testing Unit, and a Chinese LanguageCentre which provides training in Chinese language and Putonghua for thewhole University. The Department has a total of 70 academic staff members.Please visit the website at for moreinformation about the Department.

Associate/Assistant Professor in Japanese

The appointee will be required to (a) teach Japanese subjects ofundergraduate and postgraduate levels; (b) take up an important role incurriculum design and development; co-ordinate teaching and contribute tothe development of subject and learning materials; (c) undertake scholarlyresearch in his/her area of expertise; and (d) provide administrativesupport for academic and departmental affairs, play an active role inprogramme management for further development of the Department's objectives.

Applicants should have (a) a PhD degree in Japanese Culture, Literature,Teaching Japanese as a second language or other relevant areas; (b) atleast substantial years of experience in teaching Japanese Languagesubjects at tertiary level for the post of Associate Professor; OR at leastseveral years of experience in teaching Japanese Language subjects attertiary level for the post of Assistant Professor; (c) native ornear-native mastery of the Japanese language and excellent Englishcommunication skills; (d) experience in developing curriculum and teachingmaterials; (e) track records of research and publications; and (f) a strongcommitment to excellence in teaching, research and professional service.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service:Salary offered will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. Remunerationpackage will be highly competitive. Applicants should state their currentand expected salary in the application.

Application:Please submit application form via email, fax, or post to the email, faxnumber, or address below. If you would like to provide a separatecurriculum vitae, please still complete the application form which willhelp speed up the recruitment process. Application forms can be obtainedvia the above channels or downloaded from The closing date for application isFriday, 30 April 2010. Applicants who are not invited to an interviewwithin two months of the closing date should consider their applicationsunsuccessful. Details of the University's Personal Information CollectionStatement for recruitment can be found at

Application Deadline: 30-Apr-2010 Mailing Address for Applications:
Ms. Melody Ho Human Resources Office 13/F Li Ka Shing Tower The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom, Kowloon Hong Kong Email Address for Applications: Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Ms. Melody Ho Email: Phone: 852-2766-5634 Fax: 852-2764-3374
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