LINGUIST List 21.4518

Thu Nov 11 2010

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

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        1.     Angie Chau , English; Chinese Linguistics: Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Message 1: English; Chinese Linguistics: Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Date: 10-Nov-2010
From: Angie Chau <>
Subject: English; Chinese Linguistics: Assistant 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: Kowloon, Hong Kong Web Address:
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Chinese Linguistics

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

The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityDepartment of Chinese and Bilingual StudiesAssistant Professor in Chinese Linguistics

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is the largest government-fundedtertiary institution in Hong Kong in terms of student number. It offersprogrammes at Doctorate, Master's, Bachelor's degrees and Higher Diplomalevels. It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,400. Thetotal consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess ofHK$4 billion per year.

The Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies is strong in AppliedLanguage Studies. It offers bachelor, master, and doctoral programmes inTranslating & Interpreting, Bilingual Corporate Communication, ChineseLinguistics, Chinese Language Teaching, and Teaching Chinese as a secondlanguage. The Department has a total of 78 academic staff members. Pleasevisit the website at for more information aboutthe Department.

The appointee will be required to (a) engage in teaching and relatedlearning activities in Chinese Linguistics and general Linguistics; (b)undertake scholarly research in his/her area(s) of expertise; (c) take upan active role in curriculum design and development; and (d) provideadministrative support for academic and departmental affairs.

Applicants should have (a) a PhD degree in a relevant discipline, such asChinese Linguistics, or general Linguistics, preferably with expertise(s)in, but not limited to, the following areas: Syntax, Corpus Linguistics,Language Technology; (b) effective classroom teaching skills in English,preferably with some other supplementary languages; (c) track record ofresearch; (d) a strong commitment to excellence in teaching andprofessional service; and (e) working experience in Greater China or the West.

Preference will be given to those with relevant teaching experience attertiary level and proficiency in Putonghua and/or Cantonese.

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) 2364 2166; 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 isThursday, 9 December 2010. Applicants who are not invitedto an interview within two months of the closing date should consider theirapplications unsuccessful. Details of the University's Personal InformationCollection Statement for recruitment can be found at

Application Deadline: 09-Dec-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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