CFP Sociolinguistics Symposium (Hong Kong)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Sociolinguistics Symposium 23: Unsettling Language, University of Hong Kong, 16-19 June 2020. Deadline: 14 October 2019. NOTE Change in dates!

As a premier gathering of international sociolinguists, this biennial event has emerged as a unique and innovative forum to develop and exchange new ideas, broaden the scope of the discipline, and create new academic networks. From its beginnings as a small meeting of UK-based academics in 1976, Sociolinguistic Symposium has grown into the largest sociolinguistic conference in the world.

Its Hong Kong edition will mark the conference’s first appearance in Asia. The theme of the conference is Unsettling Language. The contemporary world is an unsettled place due to numerous conflict zones, forced migration, economic imbalances and uncertainties, as well as ideological extremism resulting in (or caused by) unsettling language emanating from powerful people, political organizations, and the media. As a form of social action, this sort of language requires serious, critical consideration, assessment and counter-action.

Furthermore, the notion of ‘language’ itself is undergoing a critical reassessment in how it is being theorized. Language is increasingly understood as more than ‘just’ a set of linguistic resources. Its embodied nature, the materiality of its modalities (speech and writing), interaction with other modalities (sound, music, images, etc.), and with time and space, requires integration of broader contexts of analysis, multimodal data sets, and multidisciplinary approaches. We invite abstracts addressing the conference theme as well as other contributions focusing on current and innovative themes and theoretical challenges.

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.

Meeting of Minds@HKU (Hong Kong)

“JobMeeting of Minds@HKU Forum for Outstanding Young Scholars, October 14 -15, 2019, Hong Kong.

The Meeting of Minds@HKU Forum for Outstanding Young Scholars is a 2-day forum to discuss grand challenges through the lens of advanced knowledge, discovery and innovation across science, the humanities, and social sciences. This forum engages participants in intellectually stimulating and creative dialogue to explore how to ignite collective will, wisdom and innovation to improve the human condition. Participants interested in joining HKU as assistant professors will be invited for recruitment interviews, so this is both a conference and a job opportunity.

Hong Kong U: Strategy/International Business (Hong Kong)

“JobProfessor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Strategy/International Business, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until September 30, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Strategy/International Business (IB) in the Faculty of Business and Economics, to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal with consideration for tenure during the second fixed-term contract.  The successful candidate with more experience and qualifications may be considered for direct tenure subject to approval.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Strategy, IB or Management, with potential for high-quality research and teaching.  Preferences will be given to those specialized in Strategy/IB areas such as corporate strategy, firm boundaries and organization, with a focus on strategies in emerging economies.  The appointee is expected to publish in top-tier strategy/IB journals and to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Hong Kong U: Marketing (Hong Kong)

“JobProfessor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Marketing, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until August 11, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Marketing in the Faculty of Business and Economics, to commence on July 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of renewal, or on tenured terms for exceptionally outstanding candidates subject to approval.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree, with preference given to those with a research focus on quantitative marketing, marketing strategy, or services marketing.  Research excellence (i.e. published papers or papers in advanced stages in top-tier marketing or related journals) and strong teaching performance are expected.  The appointee is expected to be committed to high-quality scholarly research and teaching undergraduate and/or graduate marketing courses.

Hong Kong Baptist U Job Ads: Communication (Hong Kong)

“JobProfessor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. Deadline: 31 March 2019.

The Department consists of three areas: Advertising and Branding, Organizational Communication, and Public Relations, and offers an interdisciplinary, collaborative academic environment. The Department invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in Organizational Communication and Public Relations starting September 2019 or January 2020. The successful candidates must have a PhD degree in communication or a relevant field, and should be able to teach public relations courses and/or communication studies courses (e.g., interpersonal communication, group communication, organizational communication, intercultural communication, information technology and social impact, and empirical research methods).

U Hong Kong Job Ad: Applied Linguistics (Hong Kong)

“JobAssistant Professor/Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, Centre for Applied English Studies, University of Hong Kong. Deadline: 7 January 2019.

A Ph.D. degree in Applied Linguistics or a closely related field is needed for Assistant Professor and highly preferred for Senior Lecturer. Applicants for both should have the experience of teaching Applied Linguistics/TESOL courses and supervising students at the postgraduate level. The Centre is ideally seeking expertise in teaching and researching one or more of the following areas: second language acquisition, pronunciation/phonology, vocabulary teaching & learning, or intercultural communication. Other areas of expertise that can complement the Centre’s strengths may also be considered. 

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.