LINGUIST List 26.3379

Tue Jul 21 2015

Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <alamontlinguistlist.org>


Date: 20-Jul-2015
From: Human Resources Office <hrstaffpolyu.edu.hk>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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University or Organization: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Department: Department of English
Job Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong
Web Address: http://www.polyu.edu.hk
Job Title: Assistant Professor in English Language Studies / European Studies

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

Assistant Professor in English Language Studies / European Studies (two posts)

The Department of English in the Faculty of Humanities at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has a long history of producing high quality preferred graduates from its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The Department, with about 20 academic staff members, provides education in Applied Language Studies to meet the needs of Hong Kong professionals, and is actively engaged in research in Applied Linguistics, English Language Studies, Language Studies in Professional Contexts, Sociolinguistics, and Systemic Functional Linguistics.

Information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.engl.polyu.edu.hk/, and its research areas at http://www.engl.polyu.edu.hk/Research_detail.php?recid=27.

The Department is now inviting applications for two positions of Assistant Professor in English Language Studies / European Studies to further enhance learning and teaching activities, research and scholarship, and professional and other activities.

The appointees will be required to (a) teach subjects in English Language Studies / European Studies on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (full-time and part-time); (b) contribute to the curriculum design and materials development of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes; (c) supervise undergraduate and postgraduate student projects (including PhD supervision); (d) actively conduct research in the Department’s research areas and contribute to the development of its research strengths; and (e) assist in the administration of the Department.

Applicants should have (a) a PhD degree in English Language Studies, Applied Linguistics (including testing and language assessment), Language Arts, Corpus / Computational Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, or European Studies; (b) a recognised teaching qualification; (c) post-qualification teaching experience at tertiary level, including teaching subjects relevant to English Language Studies / European Studies, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching; (d) an excellent track record of research and publication, including experience in project-based research; and (e) native / near-native competence in English and excellent English communication skills.

Certain abilities and areas of expertise will be considered favourably, such as the ability to speak Spanish, French and / or German, experience in teaching one or more of these languages, and background in Natural Language Processing (e.g. in support of corpus development and analysis).

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Initial appointments will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.

Please submit application form via email to the application email below; by fax (below); or by mail to Human Resources Office (address below). If you would like to provide separate curriculum vitae, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process. Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/forms.php. Recruitment will continue until the positions are filled. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/pics.php.

Application Deadline: 31-Dec-2015 (Open until filled)
Human Resources Office
13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon
Hong Kong
Email Address for Applications: hrstaffpolyu.edu.hk
Contact Information:
Human Resources Office
Email: hrstaffpolyu.edu.hk
Fax: (852) 2764 3374

Page Updated: 21-Jul-2015