LINGUIST List 29.227

Fri Jan 12 2018

Jobs: General Linguistics: Rank Open, Hong Kong Baptist University

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 09-Jan-2018
From: Personnel Office <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Rank Open, Hong Kong Baptist University
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University or Organization: Hong Kong Baptist University
Job Location: HKG, Hong Kong
Job Title: Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (PR226/17-18)

Job Rank: Rank Open

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The Department of English Language and Literature at Hong Kong Baptist University intends to make two open-rank appointments in support of its Language and Communication Studies curriculum.

Specifically, applicants are required to have a proven track record of excellence in teaching and research in the following areas of linguistics: a) language and technology; b) Hong Kong English and regional language varieties; and c) gender and intercultural communication in the Asian context. Cluster hires in these specific areas of strength may be favorably considered.

The appointees should teach at range effectively, including both core and electives courses in the department’s undergraduate curriculum, the ‘double degree’ undergraduate programme in English and English Language Teaching, general education courses and, where appropriate, the taught MA programme in Language Studies (MALS). They will also be expected to supervise undergraduate honours project theses, as well as to recruit and direct top-quality, international PhD candidates in support of the department’s on-going research postgraduate studies programme.

Applicants should possess a PhD degree in Linguistics/Applied Linguistics and exercise academic leadership when conducting world-class research of impact, including evidence of having acquired publicly funded grants, demonstrating internationally benchmarked achievement in their areas of research specialisation, and a strong and active research publication programme (including forthcoming peer-reviewed books and journal articles in reputable venues). All appointees should possess commensurate knowledge at-depth in their areas of research expertise, as well as ready access to professional networks and capacity-building in these fields.

Appointees at Professor/Associate Professor rank are likewise expected to have achieved reliably outstanding results in senior service roles supporting quality assurance, curriculum development, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate student mentoring. A demonstrated interest in collaborative work in the cross-disciplinary as well as cross-cultural setting is essential.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years commencing September 2018. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.

Remuneration package includes retirement/gratuity benefits, annual leave, medical and dental scheme, housing assistance and relocation allowance wherever appropriate.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline: 10-Mar-2018

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