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Job Announcement: The University of Hong Kong

General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong, HKG, Hong Kong


Employer: The University of Hong Kong

http://www.hku.hk/linguist
Job Location: HKG, Hong Kong
Title: Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities (Linguistics)
Rank: Assistant Professor
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.1862
Date Submitted: 30-Apr-2013
Job Description: Founded in 1911, The University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and about 100 sub-divisions of studies and learning. There are over 23,400 undergraduate and postgraduate students coming from 50 countries, and more than 1,800 members of academic and academic-related staff, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities (Linguistics) (Ref.: 201300334)

Applications are invited for a tenure track appointment as Assistant Professor in Linguistics in the department of Linguistics, School of Humanities, from as soon as possible on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. Appointees with demonstrated performance will be considered for tenure towards the end of the second three-year contract.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree by the date of appointment. The successful candidate should have demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary research and a promising record of publications with potential impact on the field. The department is looking for a candidate to complement and strengthen the current profile of research and teaching. Applications from scholars with specialization in cognitive linguistics, broadly construed, are particularly welcome. Commitment to empirically-driven research and cross-linguistic approaches will also be considered an advantage.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee's qualifications and experience will be offered, as well as leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. Appointments 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.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to the application email address below. Application forms (341/1111) can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at the application URL below. Shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend an interview. Closes September 15, 2013.

The University thanks applicants for their interests, but advises that only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application result.

The University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a No-Smoking Policy.
Application Deadline: 15-Sep-2013
Application Email: click here to access email
Application URL: http://jobs.hku.hk
Contact Information:  Human Resources Office
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