LINGUIST List 23.2996

Tue Jul 10 2012

Jobs: Applied Ling; Rhetoric and Composition: Asst Prof, City University of Hong Kong

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Date: 10-Jul-2012
From: Human Resources Office <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; Rhetoric and Composition: Assistant 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:
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Rhetoric and Composition


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

Applications are invited for:Assistant Professor(Rhetoric and Composition/English for Academic Purposes/Discipline-Specific English)Department of English [Ref. C/156/09]

The Department of English is a leading centre for English studies in the Asianregion, and has an international reputation for its research on Englishlanguage and literature. Faculty in the Department typically teach fivecourses a year, covering a wide range of subjects including Englishlinguistics, literature, and English for Specific Purposes for students acrossthe University. Further information on the Department is available at

Duties:Responsible for teaching, development and administration of programs inComposition and discipline-specific English across the University; conductresearch in these fields; undertake Department's academic andadministrative duties as appropriate.

Requirements:A PhD in English Rhetoric and Composition/English for AcademicPurposes/Language Teaching/English Linguistics or related disciplines, withevidence of a strong research agenda and teaching ability. Experience andbackground in the teaching of composition or academic English to ESLstudents is desirable. Candidates are expected to show evidence of theirability to teach university-level writing and reading effectively in a programthat privileges critical thinking through argumentative and analytical writing forstudents from all disciplines in an ESL context, and demonstrate evidence ofmeaningful scholarship through presentations at professional meetings and/orpublications in highly-ranked peer-reviewed journals.

Salary and Conditions of Service:Remuneration package will be driven by market competitiveness andindividual 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. RodneyJONES, Acting Head at

Applications received by 20 September 2012 will receive full consideration.The University reserves the right not to fill the position. Personal dataprovided by applicants will be used strictly in accordance with theUniversity's personal data policies, a copy of which will be provided uponrequest.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we arecommitted to the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from allqualified candidates, especially those who will enhance the diversity of ourstaff.

City University of Hong Kong was ranked the 110th among the world's topuniversities and the 12th in Asia according to the Quacquarelli Symonds2011/2012 surveys.

Application Deadline: 20-Sep-2012 Mailing Address for Applications:
Human Resources Office City University of Hong Kong Tat Chee Avenue Kowloon Hong Kong Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Human Resources Office Email:

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