LINGUIST List 29.4857

Wed Dec 05 2018

Jobs: Applied Linguistics: Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 04-Dec-2018
From: The University of Hong Kong <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics: Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong
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University or Organization: The University of Hong Kong
Department: Centre for Applied English Studies
Job Location: HKG, Hong Kong
Web Address:
Job Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics


The University of Hong Kong
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (Ref.: 492470) in the Centre for Applied English Studies of the University of Hong Kong, to commence on September 1, 2019. Appointments will be made on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

A Ph.D. degree in Applied Linguistics or a closely related field is needed. Applicants should have the experience of teaching Applied Linguistics/TESOL courses and supervising students at the postgraduate level. The Centre is ideally seeking expertise in teaching and researching one or more of the following areas: second language acquisition, pronunciation/phonology, vocabulary teaching & learning, or intercultural communication. Other areas of expertise that can complement the Centre’s strengths may also be considered. Applicants should also have a track-record of research publications in top-tier journals and the ability to attract research grants.

The appointees will primarily be required to teach the Centre’s M.A. programme, supervise M.A. students and make a contribution to academic leadership. Appointees will also be required to supervise doctoral students and carry out research. Information about the Centre can be obtained at and the M.A. in Applied Linguistics programme at

A highly competitive salary commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site at the application link provided below and upload a cover letter outlining their suitability for the post and an up-to-date C.V. Closes January 7, 2019.

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. To promote gender diversity and professional advancement of women as well as men, the Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified persons from both genders to apply.

Application Deadline: 07-Jan-2019

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
The University of Hong Kong

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