LINGUIST List 26.5434

Mon Dec 07 2015

Jobs: French; German; Spanish; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics: The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 06-Dec-2015
From: Personnel Office <>
Subject: French; German; Spanish; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, 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, Hong Kong
Web Address:
Job Title: Professor / Associate Professor (Ref. 1516/138(482)/2)

Job Rank: Associate Professor; Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

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


Applications are invited for

Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages
(1) Professor / Associate Professor
(Ref. 1516/138(482)/2) (Closing date: January 31, 2016)

The Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages is a young and vibrant Department established in 2004, devoted to the study of language and mind, with strengths in theoretical linguistics, language acquisition, bilingualism, sign linguistics and language disorders. It is seeking a linguist who specializes in the linguistics of French, German or Spanish, with research expertise relevant to the teaching of modern languages. The appointment will be at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor, depending on the credentials of the candidate.

The Department is particularly interested in applicants whose research has a strong grounding in linguistic theory and who employ conventional and/or contemporary research methods to address core issues in linguistics. Applicants whose research crosses multiple areas of linguistics and cognate areas are especially welcomed.

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in linguistics; (ii) strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research; (iii) research expertise that informs theory and practice in the teaching of modern languages; (iv) native or near-native proficiency in French, German or Spanish; and (v) extensive experience with academic programme administration and strong leadership qualities.

The primary medium of instruction is English at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The appointee will (a) teach undergraduate and postgraduate linguistics courses; (b) supervise projects and theses of undergraduate, MA, MPhil and PhD students; (c) develop research in his/her areas of expertise; (d) bridge the Linguistics and Modern Languages units of the Department, and be involved in the administration of the Modern Languages unit; and (e) undertake administrative duties.

Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing August 2016, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.

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, plus 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 terms mentioned herein are for reference only and are subject to revision by the University.

Application Procedure

Application forms are obtainable
(a) at; or
(b) in person/by mail with a stamped, self-addressed envelope from the Personnel Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong.

Please send the completed application form and/or full curriculum vitae, together with copies of qualification documents, 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 by post or by fax to (852) 3942 0947 by the closing date.

Please quote the reference number and mark ‘Application – Confidential’ on cover. The Personal Information Collection Statement is obtainable at

Application Deadline: 31-Jan-2016

Contact Information:
Personnel Office

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