LINGUIST List 21.1325

Thu Mar 18 2010

Jobs: English/Chinese; Translation: Asst Prof, Hong Kong Polytechnic U

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        1.    Melody Ho, English & Mandarin Chinese; Translation: Assistant Professor/Teaching Fellow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Message 1: English & Mandarin Chinese; Translation: Assistant Professor/Teaching Fellow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Date: 17-Mar-2010
From: Melody Ho <>
Subject: English & Mandarin Chinese; Translation: Assistant Professor/Teaching Fellow, 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: Assistant Professor/Teaching Fellow

Specialty Areas: Translation

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

Assistant Professor / Teaching Fellow in Interpreting or Translating

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. Within the Department, there is a Centre for Translation Studies,a Testing Unit, and a Chinese Language Centre which provides training inChinese language and Putonghua for the whole University. The Department hasa total of 70 academic staff members. Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.

The appointee will be required to (a) engage in teaching and relatedlearning activities in Interpreting and/or Translating at bothundergraduate and postgraduate levels; (b) engage in scholarly activitiesin topics related to Interpreting/Translating; and (c) undertakeadministrative duties in academic and departmental affairs, and play anactive role in programme management for the further development of theDepartment's objectives. Those appointed at Assistant Professor level willalso be required to take up an important role in curriculum design andsubject development in Interpreting/Translating, and engage in research.

Applicants should have (a) a PhD degree in Language Studies, LiteraryStudies, Translation Studies or related fields for the post of AssistantProfessor, preferably with relevant post-qualification teaching or workingexperience; OR a master's degree or above in the above disciplines with atleast three years of the above-mentioned experience for the post ofTeaching Fellow; (b) effective classroom teaching skills; and (c) a strongcommitment to excellence in teaching, research and professional service.

Preference will be given to those with experience in teaching Interpretingand/or Translating. Applicants for the Assistant Professor post should havea track record of research and publications, or be able to demonstratepromising research potential in relevant areas.

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 to; by fax at(852) 2764 3374; or by mail to the address below. If you would like toprovide a separate curriculum vitae, please still complete the applicationform which will help speed up the recruitment process. Application formscan be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from The closing date for application isMonday, 3 May 2010. Applicants who are not invited to an interview withintwo 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: 03-May-2010 Mailing Address for Applications:
Ms. Angie Chau 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. Angie Chau Email: Phone: 852-2766-5634 Fax: 852-2764-3374
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