LINGUIST List 25.2353

Thu May 29 2014

Jobs: General Linguistics: Chair of Department/Professor, City University of Hong Kong

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Date: 29-May-2014
From: Human Resources Office <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Chair of Department/Professor, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
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University or Organization: City University of Hong Kong
Department: Department of Linguistics and Translation [Ref. C/236/49]
Job Location: Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Web Address:
Job Title: Head of Department of Linguistics and Translation

Job Rank: Chair of Department; Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


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’ talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement. Currently, the University has six Colleges/Schools. The University aims to recruit outstanding scholars from all over the world in various disciplines, including business, creative media, energy, engineering, environment, humanities, law, science, social sciences, veterinary sciences and other strategic growth areas.

Applications and nominations are invited for :
Head of Department of Linguistics and Translation [Ref. C/236/49]
(to be renamed from Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics with effect from 1 July 2014)

The Position
Reporting to the Provost through the Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the Head of Department will provide leadership and strategic direction in research and professional education for the Department. The Head will encourage and promote academic excellence, and steer the Department to enhance the mission and vision of the University in alignment with the University’s Strategic Plan.

The Person
A doctorate degree with strong academic and professional qualifications, a distinguished record of teaching, research and scholarship, and substantial relevant experience in tertiary education; outstanding management effectiveness; commitment to teamwork; and strong communication and networking skills to build and nurture internal and external contacts to the benefit of the Department.

Salary and Conditions of Service
The appointee will be offered appointment to an academic rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Headship appointment will be on a concurrent basis for an initial period of three years. Remuneration package will be attractive and driven by market competitiveness and individual performance. Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable).

Information and Application
Further information on the post and the University is available at the department URL above.

The University is being represented in this search by the Korn/Ferry International (H. K.) Ltd. Please send the nomination or application with a current curriculum vitae to Mr. T. T. Ho, Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International (H. K.) Ltd., 15/F, St. George’s Building, 2 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong, or email to “LT”. Applications and nominations received before 30 June 2014 will receive full consideration. The University’s privacy policy is available on the homepage.

The University also offers a number of visiting positions for current graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and for early-stage and established scholars, as described at

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 4th among the world’s top 50 universities under the age of 50 in the Quacquarelli Symonds 2014 survey

Application Deadline: 30-Jun-2014
Mailing Address for Applications:
Human Resources Office
Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon Tong 852
Hong Kong
Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Human Resources Office

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