LINGUIST List 24.5136

Fri Dec 13 2013

Jobs: Multiple Lang; Applied Ling; Lang Acq: Assoc Prof/Prof, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <>

Date: 13-Dec-2013
From: Personnel Office <>
Subject: Multiple Languages; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Associate Professor/Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
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University or Organization: The Chinese University of Hong Kong Department: Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages Job Location: Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong Web Address:
Job Title: Professor / Associate Professor (Ref. 1314/083(482)/2)

Job Rank: Associate Professor; Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Required Language(s): French (fra)
                            German (deu)                             Korean (kor)                             Spanish (spa)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, invites applications for Professor/Associate Professor (Ref. 1314/083(482)/2).

The Department is a young and vibrant Department established in 2004. It now seeks applicants with research expertise that informs theory and practice in teaching modern languages (including French, German, Korean or Spanish) for a Professorship / Associate Professorship in second/third language acquisition. Applicants with a research agenda that complements the existing research strengths of the Department in the areas of linguistics are especially desirable.

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in a related discipline; (ii) strong commitment to research and teaching; and (iii) extensive experience with programme administration and strong leadership qualities.

Duties include (a) teaching undergraduate and postgraduate linguistics courses; (b) supervising projects and theses of undergraduate, MA, MPhil and PhD students; (c) developing research projects on the acquisition of modern languages by Hong Kong learners, and research in his/her areas of expertise; and (d) undertaking administrative duties. The appointee will bridge the Linguistics and Modern Languages units of the Department, and be extensively involved in the administration of the Modern Languages unit.

Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing August 2014, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.

Applications will be accepted until the post is filled.

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, 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, together with copies of academic credentials, a publication list and/or abstracts of selected published papers, and 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 Personnel Office at the address or fax number below.

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

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
Personnel Office 4/F Mong Man Wai Building The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin N.T. Hong Kong Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Personnel Office Email: Fax: (852) 3943 1462

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