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LINGUIST List 22.1391

Thu Mar 24 2011

Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics: Director, Chinese U of Hong Kong

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        1.     The Personnel Office , English; Applied Linguistics: Director, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Message 1: English; Applied Linguistics: Director, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Date: 24-Mar-2011
From: The Personnel Office <personnel-8cuhk.edu.hk>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics: Director, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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University or Organization: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Department: English Language Teaching Unit
Job Location: Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
Web Address: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/personnel
Job Rank: Director

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

Applications are invited for:

English Language Teaching Unit
Director
(Ref. 1011/033(482)/1) (Closing date: April 30, 2011)

The English Language Teaching Unit is a dynamic language support unit of
more than 30 staff members, including full-time and part-time teaching and
administrative staff. The Unit offers required and elective courses in
English, including EAP and ESP courses for the different Faculties at the
University. The Unit also works together with other language enhancement
units, centres and departments at the University to develop the language
enhancement framework of the University, which ensures the overall language
proficiency of its undergraduates.

Applicants should have (i) administrative and academic leadership abilities
as evidenced by a track record of positions of responsibility in a tertiary
education setting; (ii) extensive experience in English language teaching
in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland or Southeast Asia, and extensive
experience in operating English language teaching units or centres; (iii)
expertise in English language teaching, course and curriculum development,
language assessment, applied linguistics or a related field; (iv)
familiarity with the Hong Kong higher education system and the related
education quality monitoring and assurance systems; and (v) knowledge of
the state-of-the-art research findings in the field. Applicants are
normally expected to hold a doctorate degree.

The appointee will (a) provide leadership and direction in the teaching of
English to non-native speakers; (b) oversee day-to-day management of the
Unit; (c) participate in some classroom teaching; and (d) prepare the Unit
for the new four-year undergraduate curriculum from 2012. Appointment will
normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially
commencing as soon as possible, which, subject to mutual agreement, may
lead to longer-term appointment later.

Salary and Fringe Benefits:
Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and
experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package
including medical care, plus a contract-end gratuity for an appointment of
two years or longer; and housing benefits for eligible appointee.

Further information about the University and the general terms of service
for appointments is available at the Application URL below. The terms
mentioned herein are for reference only and are subject to revision by the
University.

Application Procedure:
Please send full resume, copies of academic credentials, together with
names, addresses and fax numbers/e-mail addresses of three referees to whom
the applicants' consent has been given for their providing references
(unless otherwise specified), to the Application Address or fax number
below by the closing date.

The Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon
request. Please quote the reference number and mark 'Application -
Confidential' on cover.

Application Deadline: 30-Apr-2011
Mailing Address for Applications:
The Personnel Office
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong
Web Address for Applications: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/personnel
Contact Information:
The Personnel Office
Email: personnel-8cuhk.edu.hk
Fax: (852) 2696 1463
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