Professor / Associate Professor (English Language and Linguistics)

Hong Kong (HK)
07 May 2021
End of advertisement period
28 May 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Established by the Hong Kong Government in 1989, The Open University of Hong Kong today is the largest self-financing university in Hong Kong and has developed into a dynamic, innovative, full-fledged university comprising 6 Schools. 

The University has been offering full-time programmes since 2001 and joined the Joint University Programmes Admission System (JUPAS) since 2007. 

Currently, the University offers about 200 programmes of studies with around 10,000 full-time undergraduates and 1,000 postgraduates, and more than 8,000 part-time students in its 5 Schools namely School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, School of Education and Languages, School of Nursing and Health Studies and School of Science and Technology.  In addition, there are more than 2,000 full-time and 2,000 part-time students studying in Li Ka Shing School of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE).

The University strives to provide high quality and flexible university education at various levels, and to excel as a provider of higher education. Our full-time programmes for qualified secondary school leavers are on par with other established universities across Hong Kong. We are committed to advancing learning, knowledge, and research that meet students’ learning aspirations and society’s talent needs, focusing on practical and professional programmes. As a multi-mode university, we use innovative teaching and the latest education technology to offer world class education, guided by our core values of fairness, integrity, perseverance, and innovation.

We are now inviting applications for the following post in the School of Arts and Social Sciences:

Professor / Associate Professor (English Language and Linguistics) (Ref: 21000OU)

Major Duties and Responsibilities 

Reporting to the Dean of School of Arts and Social Sciences, the appointee shall mainly be responsible for the followings: 

  • Providing leadership, direction and effective management to the development and administration of relevant programme of the School;
  • Undertaking teaching activities including class planning, delivery and course coordination; 
  • Engaging in scholarly/professional activities including conducting quality research and seeking external research fund;
  • Participating in School/University activities and administration; and
  • Performing any other duties as assigned. 


Applicants are expected to possess the following qualifications, experience and attributes:  

  • An earned doctorate in English Language Studies, Linguistics or a related discipline;
  • Substantial relevant teaching and administrative experience, preferably gained at senior administration positions at faculty or university level;
  • Excellent supervisory, communication and interpersonal skills with a service mindset;
  • A good record of research, peer-reviewed publications and funded research project(s) with active involvement in professional and community activities; and
  • High proficiency in English & Chinese languages, preferably including Putonghua. 

Compensation Package 
Competitive compensation package including basic salary, composite cash allowance, end-of-contract gratuity and discretionary incentive (if any) will be offered to the right candidate. Fringe benefits such as generous annual leave, staff learning and development sponsorship, medical & dental benefits and life insurance coverage will also be provided.

Application Procedures
Application should be made online through the University’s eRecruitment System.   

Deadline:    28 May 2021 

General information about the University is available on the University’s website  Personal data provided by job applicants  will be handled strictly in accordance with the University’s Personal Data Privacy Policy.  The “Personal Data (Privacy) Notice for Job Applicant” is also available on the above website.  Applicants who are not contacted by the University within eight weeks from the closing date may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.   

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