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. 

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

 

Narine Nora Kerelian Researcher Profile

Narine KerelianMs. Narine Nora Kerelian is a Ph.D. student at the University of Hong Kong, Department of Social Work and Social Administration. She completed her M.A. at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California. Ms. Kerelian holds a B.A. in Global Studies and French from the University of California Santa Barbara, and a Certificate in Intercultural Foundations from the Intercultural Communication Institute in Portland, Oregon.

Ms. Kerelian’s research interests are highly-skilled migration, global cities, cultural competency/ adaptation, and migrant integration. Her dissertation focuses on Hong Kong, exploring the sense of place of British and American young transmigrant professionals through their residence, work, and leisure places using qualitative approaches.

Ms. Kerelian has studied, worked and lived in the United States, Europe, and Asia. She has traveled to over 35 countries and enjoys seeing new places and trying new cuisines. She is fluent in Armenian, English and French.

Kerelian, N. N. (2016). Placing diversity: Graduate encounters with group work. Social Work with Groups, 1-6. doi:10.1080/01609513.2015.1065385

Kerelian, N. N., & Jordan, L. P. (2016). The highly-skilled in Hong Kong ‘Asia’s world city’ In Q. Xu & L. P. Jordan (Eds.), Migrant workers: Social identity, occupational challenges and health practices (pp. 191-212). New York: Nova.

 

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U Hong Kong Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Society of Fellows in the Humanities
Faculty of Arts, The University of Hong Kong
Creating a vibrant, young research community at the heart of
Asia’s top university for the arts and humanities

The 
Society of Fellows in the Humanities is a prestigious new initiative that aims to attract exceptional, early-career post-doctoral scholars from around the world to Asia’s global university. Located in one of the world’s most dynamic cities and on Mainland China’s doorstep, the University of Hong Kong offers unique opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research through its commitment to innovation and interdisciplinarity.

The Faculty of Arts
 is one of the University’s oldest and largest faculties and is consistently recognized as the first in Asia for the Arts and Humanities. Our international outlook is reflected in the incredible diversity of our staff and students and our collaborations with other top universities around the globe. As a Fellow, you will be contributing to a vibrant research community and interacting with acclaimed scholars from across all humanities disciplines.

The 
Society is seeking outstanding applicants for up to six inaugural, three-year Fellowships for 2017-2020. 

Deadline for applications
: January 1, 2017
Notification of application result: by or before the end of March 2017
Expected start date: September 1, 2017
Enquiries: Mr Edward Shen at sofhku@hku.hk