LINGUIST List 21.365

Thu Jan 21 2010

Jobs: General Linguistics: Researcher, The University of Hong Kong

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        1.    Wendell Chau, General Linguistics: Researcher, The University of Hong Kong

Message 1: General Linguistics: Researcher, The University of Hong Kong
Date: 21-Jan-2010
From: Wendell Chau <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Researcher, The University of Hong Kong
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University or Organization: The University of Hong Kong Department: The Society of Scholars in the Humanities Job Location: Pokfulam, Hong Kong Web Address:
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics



The Society of Scholars in the Humanities at the University of Hong Kong isa society of young scholars involved in cutting-edge research. It isdesigned to encourage critical and creative thought both within and betweenthe disciplines in the Arts and Humanities. There are four researchScholarships for 2010, one in each of the following fields: ComparativeLiterature (including Film Studies), Linguistics, Music (includingComposition and Ethnomusicology) and Philosophy.

Each Scholarship is for two years and is non-renewable. Applicants areinvited from all educational institutions across the world. TheScholarships are intended for researchers early in their careers to carryout innovative research. Candidates are expected to be either graduatestudents in the final stages of their Ph.D. studies, or researchers whohave been awarded their Ph.D. degree for not more than two years from thedate of application. Details about the Society are available at

Scholars will be provided with free accommodation, office space, airfaresfor overseas candidates, a research grant of up to HK$14,000 a year, and astipend of HK$23,000 per month. (Scholars who have not yet been awarded aPh.D. degree will receive a salary of HK$19,000 per month.) Successfulcandidates will be appointed as Research Scholar.

Although the Scholarship is primarily designed to encourage originalresearch, Scholars will be expected to teach one course per year, interactwith staff and students, present their research in colloquia andconferences, and organize a lecture series. All Scholars are expected to beresident in Hong Kong during the teaching semesters and may carry outresearch abroad for up to 100 days a year.

The application form along with CV, research proposal (max. 1500 words) andtwo referees' reports must be received by the School of Humanities by March31, 2010. All Scholarships begin on September 1, 2010. Further particularsand application forms can be obtained at the application website below.Inquiries about the Scholarship can be directed to Ms. Vivian Chu,Secretary of the Society of Scholars at the email address below. There areno interviews. Successful applicants will be notified no later than June30, 2010.

Application Deadline: 31-Mar-2010 Email Address for Applications: Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Ms. Vivian Chu Email:

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