City U of Hong Kong Job Ad: Media & Communication (Hong Kong)

“JobChair Professor / Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong. Deadline: Open until filled.

Specialization sought is open, with preferred areas including Mass Communication, Digital Journalism, Digital and Social Media, and Graphic/Visual Communication.

Candidates for Chair Professor/Professor should command a superb record of scholarly achievements and exert leadership in the field of media and communication. Candidates for Associate Professor should have an outstanding record of scholarly achievements in both teaching and research, a strong record in research grant coordination and/or academic management expertise. Candidates for Assistant Professorshould have a solid record of, or evidence of high promise for, scholarly achievements in both teaching and research. Preference will be given those who are willing to teach skills-oriented courses; and possess teaching or practical experience/expertise in Multimedia/Data Journalism, Visual/Video Production, Graphic Design, Digital Media Planning, Social Media Management, Mobile Communication or Game Studies.

Chinese U of Hong Kong Job Ads: Media & Sociolinguistics (Hong Kong)

Job adsTwo positions: Professor/ Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, Hong Kong. Deadline: Applications accepted until post is filled.

Position 1: Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in communication or a related field (by the time reporting for duty); (ii) strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research; and (iii) a track record of research and publication. Applicants with expertise in the areas of media industries and convergence and/or digital journalism are preferred.

Position 2: Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in communication or a related field (by the time reporting for duty); (ii) strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research; and (iii) a track record of research and publication. Applicants with expertise in global digital media, comparative communication research, and/or transnational communication are preferred.

CUHK is also hiring a Research Assistant Professor (Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition)Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages. Deadline: November 26, 2018.

The Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages is a young and vibrant Department established in 2004, devoted to the study of language and mind, with strengths in theoretical linguistics, language acquisition, bilingualism, sign linguistics and language disorders. We are seeking a linguist who has expertise in bilingualism and second language acquisition. The appointment will be at the rank of Research Assistant Professor. The Department is particularly interested in applicants whose research has a strong grounding in linguistic theory and who employ conventional and/or contemporary research methods to address core issues in linguistics. Applicants whose research crosses multiple areas of linguistics and cognate areas are especially welcomed.

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.

City U Hong Kong Job Ads: Media & Communication (China)

Job adsChair Professor/ Professor/ Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Communication, CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG. Applications accepted until filled.

The Department of Media and Communication invites applications and nominations for two faculty appointments beginning in Fall 2018:

Position 1: The appointee will work in one of the following areas: Mass Communication, Digital and Social Media, and Graphic Communication; and is expected to conduct quality research, teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses, develop curriculum, supervise students, and undertake administrative and service-related activities.

Position 2: The appointee will work in one of the two areas of (1) Public Relations, and (2) Visual Communication and Multimedia; and teach both theoretical content and hands-on skills.

Hong Kong Postgraduate Fellowships

FellowshipsApplications are invited for the Hong Kong Postgraduate Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) studentships to commence study in September 2018.  HKPFS is a special scheme run by the HK University Grants Council designed to attract the best students for doctoral study in Hong Kong.  The scheme is extremely generous in terms of remuneration and benefits and it is open to all applicants irrespective of nationality.  HKBU-specific information is also available.

Over the last few years, the School of Communication at Hong Kong Baptist University has been increasingly successful in helping students obtain these very competitive awards.

The deadline for applications for a September 2018 start is 12.00 Hong Kong time (GMT+8) on 1st December 2017.

CFP Conference in Sociolinguistics ‘Multimodal & Mediated Discourse Analysis’ (Hong Kong)

Conferences2nd HKU PhD Conference in Sociolinguistics:
Multimodal and Mediated Discourse Analysis
University of Hong Kong
28-29 September 2017

This conference aims to put Hong Kong and international postgraduate researchers into a dialogue around their current work on all aspects of Sociolinguistics and Discourse Analysis with a special focus on Multimodality and Mediation. The conference will include plenary lectures and workshops with two leading scholars in the fields of Multimodality and Mediated Discourse Analysis.

All registered participants will have their conference fees waived. All meals on the two days of the conference will be provided free of charge. The organizers cannot offer any funding towards travel or accommodation. For participants from outside of Hong Kong, a limited number of rooms at the HKU Guesthouse (Robert Black College) will be available at preferential rates on first come first served basis.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Rodney Jones, University of Reading, UK
Professor David Machin, Örebro University, Sweden

 

Chinese University of Hong Kong Job Ad: Globalization

CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
School of Journalism and Communication
Professors/ Associate Professors/ Assistant Professors
Ref. 170000CK

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in communication or a related field (by the time reporting for duty); (ii) strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research; and (iii) a track record of research and publication. Applicants with expertise in digital culture and interests in globalization and communication are preferred.

Appointments will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing as soon as possible, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.

Applications will be accepted until the posts are filled.

Application Procedure
The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for the posts above.

 

Hong Kong U Job Ad: Language and Communication

Applications are invited for tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in English Linguistics/Language and Communication in the School of English of the Faculty of Arts, to commence on January 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, 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.

The School of English offers an integrated programme in English Studies, including undergraduate teaching and supervision of research students in English and American Literatures, World Literature in English, English Linguistics, World Englishes, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, and Language Acquisition. It also offers an undergraduate interdisciplinary programme in Language and Communication, which focuses on the study and use of language in multilingual contexts, particularly in Asia, as well as languages in socio-cultural contexts. The School also contributes to the teaching of the B.A. & B.Ed. in Language Education (English) and the B.A. (Literary Studies) & L.L.B. double degree programmes.

The position is open to scholars working in any subfield of English linguistics or language and communication. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline and an active research record, and be prepared to teach and supervise at the B.A., M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels. The appointee should be able to contribute to the teaching of both the English Studies programme and the programme in Language and Communication.

Closes April 30, 2017

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.

Gizem Arat Researcher Profile

Gizem Arat Miss Gizem Arat is a final year Ph.D. student at the University of Hong Kong in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration. Prior to her Ph.D. journey, she obtained her MSW from the University of Pittsburgh, in the School of Social Work. After her MSW degree, she was passionate to expand her knowledge of Eastern settings to gain a dual perspective (East and West) on social work. Her current research areas include the promotion of social justice and social harmony, positive youth development, and resilience in ethnic minority youth in Asian and global contexts.

Miss Arat is interested in hiking, exploring new cultures and meeting new people with diverse backgrounds.

Recent Publications:

 

Arat, G., Hoang, A. P., Jordan, L. P., & Wong, P. W. C. (in press). A systematic review of studies on ethnic minority youth development in Hong Kong: An application of the ecological framework. [Social work and the ethnic minorities in China]. China Journal of Social Work, 9(3), 1-20. doi: 10.1080/17525098.2017.1254716

Arat, G., Liu, L. L., & Wong, P. W. C. (2016). Culturally relevant protective and risk factors of youth risk behaviors among Pakistani and Indian students in Hong Kong: A focus group study. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. doi: 10.1177/1043659616668397 (IF= 1.111)