LINGUIST List 21.192

Tue Jan 12 2010

Jobs: Chinese, Applied Ling: Chair Prof, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Uni

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        1.    Melody Ho, Chinese; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics: Chair Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Message 1: Chinese; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics: Chair Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Date: 11-Jan-2010
From: Melody Ho <>
Subject: Chinese; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics: Chair 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: Chair Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

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


The Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies is now invitingapplications or nominations for a Chair Professor of Linguistics andBilingual Studies. The appointee may also be offered a concurrentappointment as Head of Department. The position is tenable immediately.

The appointee will be required to (a) provide academic leadership forprogrammes related to his/her field in the Department; (b) provideleadership in promoting research collaboration and grant-seeking, improvingresearch publication output; (c) facilitate the Department to gain andincrease its visibility and international connections; (d) conduct lecturesand seminars at undergraduate and graduate levels including PhD coursework;(e) engage in the supervision of research students of the Department (e.g.,MPhil and PhD students); and (f) contribute to academic and departmentaladministration.

If also appointed as Head of Department, the appointee will be required toensure the smooth and successful operation and sustainable development ofthe Department; to provide effective leadership to the Department; toinspire excellence in teaching, research and services; to foster strongacademic partnerships and collaborations with external organizations injoint projects and new service initiatives for the society; and toimplement an effective mechanism to acquire donations and other forms ofsponsorship to support the University's pursuits and long-term development.Head of Academic Department in the University is not a substantive rank buta secondary appointment made by the President for the University for afixed term of office.

Applicants should have (a) academic qualifications at doctoral level in arelevant academic discipline; (b) attainment of an academic rank of fullprofessor or above at an internationally recognized university; (c) aninternational reputation in scholarship and research in Linguistics and/orBilingual Studies; (d) a strong record in attracting research funding; (e)a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching; (f) proven qualitiesof leadership; and (g) an excellent knowledge of Chinese and English.Experience in fund-raising will be an additional advantage.

Remuneration: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.

Application:Applicants are invited to send detailed curriculum vitae with names andaddresses of two referees, the names of five publications that best reflecttheir research work in Linguistics and Bilingual Studies to the applicationaddress, fax number, or application email below. The applicant should alsosubmit a self-evaluation statement stating why the applicant believeshe/she is well qualified for the position. The statement should furtheroutline his/her plan for developing the Department's teaching and researchin Chinese Linguistics and Bilingual Studies.

Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Initialconsideration of applications will commence on 1 April 2010. Generalinformation about the University and the Department is available at and at respectively, orfrom the Human Resources Office (Tel: (852) 2766 5007). The University'sPersonal Information Collection Statement for recruitment is available at

Application Deadline: 01-Apr-2010 Mailing Address for Applications:
Ms. Joey Lee 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. Joey Lee Email: Phone: 852-2766-5007 Fax: 852-2764-3374

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