LINGUIST List 31.3398

Thu Nov 05 2020

Jobs: General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Neurolinguistics; Typology: Assoc/Full Professor, The University of Hong Kong

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Date: 04-Nov-2020
From: Dr. Wai Ting Siok <>
Subject: General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Neurolinguistics; Typology: Assoc/Full Professor, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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University or Organization: The University of Hong Kong
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Web Address:
Job Title: Professor/Associate Professor

Job Rank: Assoc/Full Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Neurolinguistics; Typology


The University of Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Professor/Associate Professor in Language Diversity and Documentation/Language Neuroscience in the School of Humanities (Linguistics) (Ref.: 502386), to commence on August 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter, on tenure terms.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Linguistics, with strengths/expertise in one or more of the following specializations:
- Linguistic typology and documentation, with a focus on non-Indo-European languages and little researched or endangered languages, especially those of the Asia-Pacific region;
- Language diversity, complexity and multilingualism using big data methods; and/or
- Neurolinguistics and neuroscience of language applying neuroimaging techniques such as MRI, fMRI, DTI and MEG.

The appointee is expected to develop a vigorous, independent research programme to excel in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and to take on administrative duties. He/She should demonstrate leadership and mentorship qualities with a clear vision of the department leadership role, and a willingness to collaborate across academic units to enhance and promote interdisciplinary research. Total teaching load will be three to four courses per year, including introductory first-year courses. Information about the Department of Linguistics can be obtained at Enquiries may be sent to Dr. Wai Ting Siok, Chairperson, Department of Linguistics at the contact email provided below.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with 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 University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 500057) need not re-apply.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.

Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site, found at the application link provided below, and upload:
(1) Sample of written work;
(2) Research statement, indicating which rank the candidate is applying for;
(3) List of the journals and anthologies in which the candidate has published articles and publishers of the candidate’s books, if any;
(4) An up-to-date C.V.;
(5) Teaching portfolio; and
(6) At least three letters of reference submitted through Interfolio to (quoting ref. no. of the position).

To facilitate blind review, the Department requests that items (1), (2), and (3) above be anonymized by removing any identifying information, such as name and institutional affiliation.

Review of applications will start on January 4, 2021 and continue until February 28, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. The Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified persons from all genders to apply.

Application Deadline: 28-Feb-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Wai Ting Siok

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