LINGUIST List 29.3023

Fri Jul 27 2018

Jobs: Mandarin Chinese; Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics: Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Date: 24-Jul-2018
From: Melody Ho <hrmelodypolyu.edu.hk>
Subject: Mandarin Chinese; Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics: Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
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University or Organization: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Department: Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies
Job Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong
Web Address: http://www.cbs.polyu.edu.hk/
Job Title: Professor

Job Rank: Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)

Description:

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong. It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees. It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,400. The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.5 billion.

Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies

Professor in Applied Language Sciences / Bilingualism and Communication / Chinese Linguistics / Chinese Language Education (Ref. 18071907)

The Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies is one of the constituent departments of the Faculty of Humanities. More information about the CBS Department may be found at http://www.cbs.polyu.edu.hk/.

The appointee will be required to:
- Engage in teaching and related learning activities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
- Assume an important role in curriculum design and development;
- Undertake academic research in his/her areas of expertise, including but not limited to making applications for external research grants;
- Provide administrative support for academic development and departmental objectives, and play an active role in programme management;
- Render professional service to the discipline and/or the community at large;
- Provide academic leadership in his/her areas of expertise; and
- Perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.

Applicants should have:
- A PhD degree in a relevant discipline, preferably with one of the following specialisms: i) Clinical Linguistics, Special Education Needs, Language Pathology, Speech Therapy, Neuroscience or Computational Linguistics with usage of language technology in digital humanities and big data analytics. Additional expertise in other areas of the humanities such as media studies or language and literature will be a significant advantage; ii) Bilingual Corporate Communication, Intercultural Communication, Bilingualism/Multilingualism or related fields; iii) Cantonese Linguistics (e.g. Syntax, Semantics, Sociolinguistics or Phonology); or iv) Chinese Language Education, and/or Teaching Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language;
- Substantial years of relevant post-qualification experience and an excellent record of relevant academic and/or professional achievements;
- A high level of fluency in English; and
- A strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarly activities and professional service. For the post in Applied Language Sciences / Bilingualism and Communication, preference will be given to those who are fluent in Cantonese or Putonghua and literate in written Chinese. For the post in Chinese Language Education, preference will be given to those who are familiar with primary and secondary education in Hong Kong, and/or the International Baccalaureate curriculum.

Application:
Please send a completed application form to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to hrstaffpolyu.edu.hk. Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/forms.php. If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. 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: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/forms.php
Contact Information:
Human Resources Office
Email: hrstaffpolyu.edu.hk


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