Teaching Fellow in Language Teaching and Learning

Hong Kong (HK)
09 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
17 May 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Teaching Fellow in Language Teaching and Learning (two posts) (Ref. 20120906)

The Department of English within the Faculty of Humanities at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has a long history of conducting cutting-edge research in language and communication and educating high-quality graduates for the professional workplace. With a team of 27 full-time academic staff, the Department is actively engaged in research and teaching in the five key areas: (1) Language and Professional Communication (including health communication); (2) Language Teaching and Learning; (3) Linguistics, English Language, and Systemic Functional Linguistics; (4) Media and Communication; and (5) Area Studies and Intercultural Communication. Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.

The Department of English is now inviting applications for the positions of Teaching Fellow in Language Teaching and Learning.


The appointees will be required to:

(a) teach English and applied linguistics subjects in the Department’s programmes in the area of Language Teaching and Learning.  The successful candidates should be able to teach some of the following subjects: English as a global lingua franca, Technical and web-based writing, English for social media, English for public relations, Introduction to English-speaking cultures, Critical language and cultural studies, English discourse and the professions, Analysis of English pronunciation, Grammar and meaning, Testing and assessment, and English lexis and semantics;

(b) serve as a member on programme teaching teams, and assist in the development / updating of teaching materials;  

(c) play a leadership role in one of the Department’s programmes; and  

(d) participate in and contribute to other academic and administrative activities in the Department as and when required.


Applicants should:

(a) have a master’s degree and professional qualifications in a relevant discipline; a PhD degree in a relevant discipline is an advantage;

(b) have not less than three years of post-qualification teaching experience at tertiary level;  

(c) have an excellent command of spoken and written English; and  

(d) possess good subject knowledge, skills and competence in English language studies and/or applied linguistics.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointments will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application. 


Please send a completed application form by post with the names and addresses of two referees to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to Application forms can be downloaded from  If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Consideration of applications will commence on 11 January 2021 until the positions are filled.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.