Hong Kong Polytechnic: Applied Language Sciences (Hong Kong)

“JobAssistant Professor in Applied Language Sciences / Bilingualism and Communication / Chinese Linguistics / Translation and Interpreting (two posts), Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Deadline: 2 June 2019.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong.  It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees.

The appointees will be required to (a) engage in teaching and related learning activities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; (b) assume an important role in curriculum design and development; (c) undertake academic research in their areas of expertise, including but not limited to making applications for external research grants; (d) provide administrative support for academic development and departmental objectives, and play an active role in programme management; and (e) render professional service to the discipline and/or the community at large.

Professor in Applied Language Sciences / Bilingualism and Communication.  Deadline: 29 May 2019.

In addition to comparable duties as listed above, applicants for this position will also be expected to: (f) provide academic leadership in his/her areas of expertise; and (g) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.

Hong Kong Polytechnic Job Ads: Bilingualism & Communication (Hong Kong)

Job adsProfessor in Applied Language Sciences / Bilingualism and Communication / Chinese Linguistics / Chinese Language Education (2 positions), Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong. Deadline: August 2, 2018.

Applicants should have (a) 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; (b) substantial years of relevant post-qualification experience and an excellent record of relevant academic and/or professional achievements; (c) a high level of fluency in English; and (d) 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.

Hong Kong Polytechnic U Job Ads: Bilingualism & Communication; Asian Languages; Area Studies

Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Bilingualism and Communication / Asian Languages and Linguistics / Area Studies
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies
Expires: 13th February 2017

Duties
The appointees 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 area of expertise, including but not limited to application 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; and
• perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.

Appointees at Professor level will be expected to provide academic leadership in his/her area of expertise.

Qualifications
Applicants should have:
• a PhD degree in a relevant discipline, preferably with the specialism in Intercultural Communication, Bilingualism, Japanese Language Studies, Bilingual Media, Corporate Communication or a related field;
• relevant post-qualification teaching and research experience and a proven 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.

Preference will be given to those who have fluency in Chinese (both written and spoken).

Applicants for appointment at Assistant Professor level should normally have evidence-based research experience (as supported by evidence of research projects and outputs). Experience of postdoctoral research positions will be a plus but not required.

Applicants for appointment at Professor and Associate Professor levels should have substantial years of relevant post-qualification experience and an excellent record of relevant academic and/or professional achievements.  Candidates with less experience will be considered for appointment at a lower level.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment for Assistant Professor will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Associate Professor and Professor levels.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit this website.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.

Application
Please submit application form via email to hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk; 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 are filled.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment.

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.

CFP IAICS Culture, Communication – Hong Kong 2015

IAICS-2015 Call for Submission

The 21st International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) cum The 11th Biennual International Conference of the China Association for Intercultural
Communication (CAFIC)

Conference Theme: Culture, Communication, and Hybridity in an Age of Globalization
Conference Time: July 15-18, 2015
Conference Venue: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Topic areas are broadly defined as, but not limited to, the following:
Advertising and marketing across cultures
Bilingual and multilingual communication
Bilingual education
Comparative literature
Conflict, mediation and negotiation across Cultures
Corporate culture and management
Crisis/risk communication
Cross-cultural adaptation
Cross-cultural interaction
Culture and diplomacy
Digital communication across cultures
Ethnic studies
Gender issues and communication
Glocalization
Group/Organizational communication
Health communication
Intercultural communication competence
Intercultural communication and politics
Intercultural and multilingual education
Intercultural pragmatics
Interethnic communication and relations
Interpersonal communication and relations
Language and cultural hybridity
Language planning and policy
Media and transcultural communication
Multiple cultures and interculturality
Philosophy and human behavior patterns
Psychological communication studies
Public opinions and public policy
Public relations
Rhetorical communication
Second language education
Social media and communication
Sustainability and globalization
Transculturality in global context
Translation studies
Verbal and nonverbal communication

Guidelines for Submissions
Categories: Abstract, panel proposals, and workshop proposals may be
accepted.
1. Abstract, 150-250 words in English, including positions,
affiliations, email addresses and mailing addresses for all authors.
2. Panel proposals reflecting the conference theme may be submitted. All
panel proposals should provide a 100-word rationale and a 100-200 word
abstract of each panelist’s paper; include affiliation and email
addresses for each panelist.
3. Workshop proposals relevant to the conference theme may be submitted.
Proposals should be 3-5 pages in length, single spaced.

Deadline: Please submit abstracts by January 11, 2015, and panel/workshop proposals and roundtable discussion sessions by February 1, 2015.

Conference Working Languages: English and Chinese
Conference host: Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University