LINGNAN UNIVERSITY

Research Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Translation

Location
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Posted
27 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 2020
Ref
20/187
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions. It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement. With three academic Faculties, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in arts, business and social sciences. Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialised disciplinary studies; close student-staff relationship; a vibrant residential campus; ample global learning opportunities; active community engagement and multifarious workplace experience. The School of Graduate Studies also offers postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines and provides professional education for the wider society.

Applications are now invited for the following posts:

Department of Translation

(Post Ref.: 20/187/W)

The Department of Translation sets out to provide an education in bilingual studies which can nourish graduates with competence in Chinese and English as well as capacity to think independently. One of its central features is the equal emphasis on translation as a profession and as an academic discipline. Another feature is the importance attached to the socio-cultural environment of the Chinese and English languages. The appointee will be required to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: Practical Translation, English through Subtitles, Business Translation, and Translation Theories, and conduct research. Excellent command of written and spoken Chinese and English is a must. Further information on the Department and its programmes and activities can be found on the Department’s website: http://www.LN.edu.hk/tran/.

The Department invites applications for Research Assistant Professor / Postdoctoral Fellow specializing in translation studies, and preference will be given to those with university teaching experience and international publication records.

General Requirements

Applicants should

  1. possess a PhD degree in translation studies from a reputable university;
  2. be able to teach courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in translation or interpreting effectively; and
  3. be able to publish research output with international impact. Applicants should provide information about their work experience, qualifications, research interests and achievements, and a statement of research grant and publication records.

The appointees will

  • (a) teach courses at undergraduate and / or postgraduate levels;
  • (b) participate in independent research programmes and research grant application pursuit; and
  • (c) perform certain administrative duties (such as serving as Undergraduate Advisor) as assigned by the Head of the Department.

Appointment

The conditions of appointment will be competitive. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund, gratuity, and incoming passage and baggage allowance for the eligible appointee.

Appointments will normally be made on fixed-term contracts of up to two years. Experienced candidate of Postdoctoral Fellow may carry a functional title of Research Assistant Professor.

Application Procedure

Applicants are invited to send their dossier together with a completed personal data sheet (Form R1 which is obtainable at http://www.LN.edu.hk/hr/employment-opportunities/application-forms) to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post or by email: recruit@LN.edu.hk (as attachment in MS Word format) by 30 September 2020. Applicants shall provide names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references Please specify the post/level you are applying for and quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence. Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only. Further information on the University and its programmes and activities can be found on the University’s web site: http://www.LN.edu.hk. Enquiries can be directed to recruit@LN.edu.hk.

 The University reserves the right not to make appointments for the posts advertised, or to fill the posts by invitation or by search. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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