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Mon Nov 28 2011

Jobs: English Linguistics: Assistant Professor, The University of Hong

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        1.     Wendell Chau , English Linguistics: Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Message 1: English Linguistics: Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Date: 28-Nov-2011
From: Wendell Chau <wendellinformadv.com>
Subject: English Linguistics: Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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University or Organization: The University of Hong Kong
Job Location: Hong Kong
Web Address: http://www.hku.hk/english
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; English Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)

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.
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 English Linguistics in the School of English
(Ref.: 201101098)

Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in English
Linguistics in the School of English, tenable from September 1, 2012, on a
three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. An appointee
with demonstrated excellence and contributions will be considered for
tenure towards the end of the second three-year contract.

The School of English offers an integrated programme in English Studies,
including undergraduate teaching and supervision of research students in
English and American Literatures, World Literature in English, English
Linguistics, World Englishes, Sociolinguistics, Critical Linguistics, and
Language Acquisition. It also offers an undergraduate interdisciplinary
programme in Language and Communication, which focuses on the study
and use of language in multilingual contexts, particularly in Asia, as well as
languages in socio-cultural contexts. Further details, including information
about the School's research profile in language and linguistics, can be
found at http://www.hku.hk/english. Please note that the School is not
involved in ESL teaching.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline and an
active research record and be prepared to teach and supervise at the B.A.,
M.A., MPhil. and Ph.D. levels. The appointee should be able to contribute
to the teaching of both the English Studies programme and the programme
in Language and Communication. Applicants' areas of specialization
should include one or more of the following: History of English; any of the
core areas of English Linguistics (from a usage-based perspective,
including Corpus Linguistics); socio-cultural approaches to language;
language and communication.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the
appointee's qualifications and experience will be offered. At current rates,
salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. 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 benefits. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants should send an application form, an up-to-date curriculum vitae
to Assistant Registrar (Appointments), Human Resource Section, Registry,
The University of Hong Kong by e-mail (r1101098hku.hk). Application
form (341/1111) can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc,
and further particulars can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/.
Shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend an interview. Closes
February 15, 2012. Candidates who are not contacted within 4 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: 15-Feb-2012

Email Address for Applications: r1101098hku.hk
Contact Information:
Assistant Registrar
Email: r1101098hku.hk

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