THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

Instructor in English

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
31 Mar 2021
End of advertisement period
17 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 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$7.6 billion.  

ENGLISH LANGUAGE CENTRE

Instructor in English (two posts) (Ref. 21033103)

The English Language Centre (ELC) offers credit-bearing English language subjects and language enhancement programmes to students from all Faculties and Schools within the University.  It also offers general education and service learning subjects as well as subjects for postgraduate research students, and provides various opportunities and facilities for students to independently pursue English language enhancement.  The Centre currently has over 80 academic/teaching staff members, with about 25 technical, research and administrative personnel.  The ELC has a strong commitment to quality learning and teaching. Please visit the Centre’s website at http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/ for more information. 
 
Duties

The appointees will be required to:

(a)    teach a range of courses in English for Academic Purposes (EAP), English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and communication skills for undergraduate students;

(b)    teach on the Centre’s other English language enhancement initiatives;

(c)    participate in the pedagogical development and administration of ELC teaching and learning activities; and

(d)    perform any other duties as assigned by the Director of Centre or his/her delegates.

Qualifications 

Applicants should have:

(a)    a recognised degree in a related discipline;

(b)    a postgraduate teaching qualification; and

(c)    at least one year’s post-qualification relevant tertiary level teaching experience (experience in teaching upper secondary classes may also be considered).

Applications are particularly welcome from teachers with expertise in discipline-related English, digital literacies, blended and online learning, and assessment design.  Applicants should indicate in their cover letter how their qualifications and experience would enable them to effectively perform the duties of the post.  

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. 

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 hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk.  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.  The closing date for application is Saturday, 17 April 2021.  Applicants who are not invited to an interview within two months from the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful.  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.  

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