Assistant Professor in Language Teaching & Learning

Hong Kong (HK)
08 Jul 2021
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Full Time


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.

Department of English and Communication 

Assistant Professor in Language Teaching & Learning (two posts) (Ref. 21070807)

The Department of English and Communication 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 producing high quality graduates for the professional workplace.  Our focus areas are professional communication and applied language studies, and we provide teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.  With a team of 27 full-time academic staff, the Department is also actively engaged in applied research in language teaching and learning and in professional communication.  Information can be obtained through the departmental homepage at, including information about the key areas of research at  

The Department is now inviting applications for two positions of Assistant Professor.  Priority will be given to candidates whose research expertise and teaching experience are within the key research areas listed above. 


The appointees will be required to:

(a)    teach subjects in the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes;

(b)    contribute to the curriculum design and materials development;

(c)    supervise undergraduate and postgraduate student projects (including PhD supervision);

(d)    actively conduct research in the Department’s research areas and contribute to the development of its research strengths;
(e)    assist in the administration of the Department; 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 Language Teaching and Learning, or in a related area;

(b)    post-qualification teaching experience in relevant subjects at tertiary level with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching (as supported by evidence of performance in teaching);

(c)    an excellent track record of published research, including experience in project-based research and grant applications; and 
(d)    excellent English language and communication skills.

Possession of documented experience (e.g. publications) with virtual teaching and/or data analytics will be an advantage.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment 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 Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application. 


Please send a completed application form by post, providing 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  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 16 August 2021 until the positions are filled.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

For applications via email, please combine all documents, e.g. covering letter, curriculum vitae and attachments, into one single file in either “pdf” or “MS Word” format.

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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