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LINGUIST List 23.1616

Fri Mar 30 2012

Jobs: Disciplinary Writing; English for Specific Purposes: Asst/Assoc Prof, City U of Hong Kong

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Date: 29-Mar-2012
From: Rodney Jones, Associate Head <enrodneycityu.edu.hk>
Subject: Disciplinary Writing; English for Specific Purposes: Assistant/Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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University or Organization: City University of Hong Kong
Department: Department of English
Job Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong
Web Address: http://www.cityu.edu.hk
Job Rank: Asst/Assoc Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Disciplinary Writing; English for Specific Purposes

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that
is pursuing excellence in research and professional education. As a
publicly-funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and
developing students' talent and creating applicable knowledge to
support social and economic advancement.

Applications are invited for:
Associate Professor/Assistant Professor
(Disciplinary Writing/English for Specific Purposes - Interdisciplinary
Appointment)
Department of English [Ref. C/134/49]

Duties:
Assist in teaching, curriculum development and administration of
programs in discipline-specific English for students in various schools
and colleges across the University including the College of Science and
Engineering, the College of Business, the College of Liberal Arts and
Social Sciences, the School of Law, the School of Creative Media, and
the School of Energy and Environment; conduct research related to
fields such as disciplinary writing, English for Specific Purposes, and
Rhetoric and Composition; and assist the Department in a variety of
academic and administrative duties. The successful candidate will be
offered a joint appointment with another academic unit of the
University. The post is a substantiation-track position.

Requirements:
A PhD in English Linguistics/Applied Linguistics/Rhetoric and
Composition/Business or Technical Communication or related
disciplines, with a strong and ambitious research agenda. Experience
and background in teaching discipline-specific writing and
communication skills to ESL students is desirable. Ideally, candidates
should combine a knowledge of specific subject areas (engineering,
science, business) with research interests in ESP/EAP and an interest
in working from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Salary and Conditions of Service:
Remuneration package will be driven by market competitiveness and
individual performance. Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave,
medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where
applicable). Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract.

Information and Application:
For further information or queries about the post, please email Dr.
Rodney Jones, email address below.

Please send the application with a current curriculum vitae to the
application address below, by fax to (852) 2788 1154 or (852) 3442
0311, or by email to hrojobcityu.edu.hk. Applications received by 15
April 2012 will receive full consideration. Applications received earlier
will receive immediate attention. Shortlisted candidates for the post of
Assistant Professor will be requested to arrange for at least 3
reference reports sent directly by their referees to the Department,
specifying the position applied for. The University reserves the right not
to fill the position. Personal data provided by applicants will be used
strictly in accordance with the University's personal data policies, a
copy of which will be provided upon request.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we
are committed to the principle of diversity. We encourage applications
from all qualified candidates, especially those who will enhance the
diversity of our staff.

City University of Hong Kong was ranked the 110th among the world's
top universities and the 15th in Asia according to the Quacquarelli
Symonds 2011 surveys.

Application Deadline: 15-Apr-2012
Mailing Address for Applications:
Human Resources Office
City University of Hong Kong
Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon
Hong Kong
Email Address for Applications: hrojobcityu.edu.hk
Contact Information:
Dr. Rodney Jones, Associate Head
Email: enrodneycityu.edu.hk

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