Assistant Professor in Chinese Linguistics
THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
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. It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,200. The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.4 billion.
DEPARTMENT OF CHINESE AND BILINGUAL STUDIES
Assistant Professor in Chinese Linguistics (Ref. 20121504)
The Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies is one of the constituent departments of the Faculty of Humanities. One of the core missions of the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies is to promote and develop studies of Chinese in multilingual contexts and studies of multilingualism in Chinese contexts. It has built a reputation in Applied Chinese Language Studies, and seeks to extend its strength in areas like Bilingualism (including Translation and Interpreting), Intercultural Communication and East Asian Studies. Another mission of the Department is to offer profession-oriented programmes that meet the career aspirations of young adults in Hong Kong and elsewhere in Greater China. It offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programmes in Chinese Linguistics, Chinese Language Teaching, Speech Therapy, Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Translating & Interpreting, and Bilingual Corporate Communication. It also offers courses in Korean/Japanese language and culture at bachelor’s level. Within the Department, there is a Centre for Translation Studies, a PolyU-PekingU Research Centre on Chinese Linguistics, a Speech Therapy Unit, and a Research Centre for Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience. The Department has over 40 full-time academic and teaching staff members. More information about the Department may be found at http://www.cbs.polyu.edu.hk/.
The appointee 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 his/her area 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; (e) render professional service to the discipline and/or the community at large and (f) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.
Applicants should have (a) a PhD degree in a relevant discipline, preferably with the specialism in Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Computational linguistics, or Big Data Analytics; (b) relevant post-qualification teaching and research experience and a proven 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.
Preference will be given to those who are fluent in Cantonese or Putonghua and literate in written Chinese.
Applicants should normally have evidence-based research experience (as supported by evidence of research projects and outputs). Experience in postdoctoral research will be a plus.
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. For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/TC.htm. 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 three 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Application forms can be downloaded from http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/forms.php. If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/pics.php.
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.