Hong Kong Polytechnic U job ad: Chinese Linguistics

Research Assistant Professor in Chinese Linguistics
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies
Expires: 15th February 2016 or until filled

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 1,200. The total consolidated expenditure budget of the University is close to HK$5.5 billion (US$705 million) per year.

Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies
The Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies is one of the constituent departments of the Faculty of Humanities. One of the missions of the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies is to promote and develop studies of Chinese in multilingual contexts and studies of multilingualism in Chinese contexts. It has built a reputation in Applied Chinese Language Studies, and seeks to extend its strength in areas like Bilingualism (including Translation and Interpreting), Cross-Cultural Communication and East Asian Studies. Another mission of the Department is to offer profession-based programmes that meet the career aspirations of young adults in Hong Kong and Greater China. It offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programmes in Bilingual Corporate Communication, Chinese Linguistics, Chinese Language Teaching, Speech Therapy, Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Translating and Interpreting. It also offers programmes in Korean/Japanese Business Communication at bachelor’s and master’s levels. Within the Department, there is a Centre for Translation Studies, a PolyU-PekingU Research Centre on Chinese Linguistics, a Speech Therapy Unit, and a Chinese Language Centre which provides training in Chinese language and Putonghua for the whole University. The Department has over 90 full-time academic staff members. Please visit the website for more information about the Department.

Research Assistant Professor in Chinese Linguistics
The appointee will be required to (a) engage in teaching and related learning activities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; (b) take an important role in curriculum design and development; (c) undertake research in his/her area of expertise, including but not limited to application for external research grants and participation in research projects; and (d) provide administrative support for academic and departmental affairs, and play an active role in programme management for further development of the Department’s objectives.

Applicants should have (a) a PhD degree in a relevant discipline, preferably with the specialism in Chinese Syntax, Semantics, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics or Cantonese Linguistics; (b) a good record of relevant academic and/or professional achievements; (c) the relevant research experience (as supported by evidence of research projects and outputs).  Experience of postdoctoral research positions will be a plus but not required; (d) fluency in English; and (e) a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarly activities and professional service.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service
The remuneration package for the Research Assistant Professor post is the same as an Assistant Professor post.  A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Appointment will be on fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract for up to three years.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.

Application
Please submit application form via email; by fax at (852) 2764 3374; or by mail to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.  If you would like to provide a separate curriculum vitae, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloadedRecruitment will continue until the position is filled.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found online.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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