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Wed Jul 27 2011

Jobs: General Ling: Assistant Prof, The University of Hong Kong

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        1.     Appointments Unit (Senior) Human Resource Section , General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Message 1: General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Date: 27-Jul-2011
From: Appointments Unit (Senior) Human Resource Section <senrappthku.hk>
Subject: General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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University or Organization: The University of Hong Kong
Department: Department of Linguistics
Job Location: Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Web Address: http://www.hku.hk
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


Description:

Founded in 1911, The University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest
international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has
been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years.
Ranked 21st among the top 200 universities in the world by the UK's Times
Higher Education, the University has a comprehensive range of study
programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and about
100 sub-divisions of studies and learning. There are over 23,400
undergraduate and postgraduate students coming from 50 countries, and more
than 1,200 members of academic and academic-related staff, many of whom are
internationally renowned.

Assistant Professor in Linguistics (Ref.: 20110422)

Applications are invited for tenure track appointment as Assistant
Professor in Linguistics in the department of Linguistics, School of
Humanities, from July 1, 2012. The position is first offered on a
three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with
consideration for tenure during the second fixed-term contract.

Applicants should have specialization in one or more of the following areas:
- Language documentation and description (inclusive of phonetics/ phonology)
- Evolution of language (and Biolinguistics)
- Historical linguistics

The successful candidate is expected to interact with the research and
teaching of the department including teaching on general education modules
in linguistics. Demonstrated teaching experience and a strong research
profile are essential.

Information about the School can be obtained at
http://www.soh.hku.hk/index.html. Information about the department of
Linguistics can be obtained at http://www0.hku.hk/linguist/. Enquiries
about the post should be sent to Dr. Umberto Ansaldo, Chairperson of the
department of Linguistics (e-mail: ansaldohku.hk).

Annual salary will be in the range of HK$484,980 - 749,520 (approximately
US$1 = HK$ 7.8) (subject to review from time to time at the entire
discretion of the University). A highly competitive salary commensurate
with qualifications and experience will be offered. The appointment will
attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement
benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as leave, and
medical/dental benefits. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.
At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.

Further particulars and application forms (152/708) can be obtained at
http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/; or from the Appointments Unit (Senior), Human
Resource Section, Registry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (fax:
(852) 2540 6735 or 2559 2058; e-mail: senrappthku.hk). Closes October 30,
2011. Candidates who are not contacted within 6 months of the closing date
may consider their applications unsuccessful.

The University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a
No-Smoking Policy.

Application Deadline: 30-Oct-2011

Email Address for Applications: senrappthku.hk
Web Address for Applications: http://www3.hku.hk/hr/forms_online_applications/vacancies.php
Contact Information:
Appointments Unit (Senior) Human Resource Section
Email: senrappthku.hk


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