Assistant Professor/Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
14 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
07 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Hong Kong 's highest priorities are to create opportunities for the very best academic talents to excel and to advance human knowledge to the benefit of society. We serve the needs of Hong Kong, the wider region and the rest of the world.

Work type: Full-time
Department: Centre for Applied English Studies (05300)
Categories: Professoriate Staff, Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointments as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor and/or Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics (2 posts) in the Centre for Applied English Studies (Ref.: 492470), to commence on September 1, 2019.  Appointments at the Assistant Professor level will be made 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. Appointments at the Senior Lecturer level will be made on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

A Ph.D. degree in Applied Linguistics or a closely related field is needed for the Assistant Professor positions and highly preferred for the Senior Lecturer positions. Applicants for both positions 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. For Assistant Professors, applicants should also have a track-record of research publications in top-tier journals and the ability to attract research grants.  For Senior Lecturers, applicants should have a minimum of 10 years of relevant teaching experience at tertiary level.

The appointees will primarily be required to teach the Centre’s M.A. programme, supervise M.A. students and make a contribution to academic leadership. For Assistant Professors, appointees will also be required to supervise doctoral students and carry out research.  Information about the Centre can be obtained at and the M.A. in Applied Linguistics programme at

A highly competitive salary commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants should specify which level of the post they are applying for (Assistant Professors or Senior Lecturers).  If they are applying for both positions, they should state “Assistant Professor/Senior Lecturer” in the on-line form.  In the cover letter, they should also specify that they are applying for both positions and outline how they meet the criteria for each position.

 The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site ( and upload a cover letter outlining their suitability for the post and an up-to-date C.V. 

Closes January 7, 2019.

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity.  To promote gender diversity and professional advancement of women as well as men, the Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified persons from both genders to apply.

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