THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

Instructor

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
07 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
22 Apr 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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 (two posts) (Ref. 22010502)

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. The ELC is mainly responsible for offering English subjects for Language and Communication Requirements which are mandatory to all Undergraduate students of the University. The Centre also offers Discipline-Specific Requirements subjects tailor made for more than 20 professional fields of the University’s programmes, and it offers numerous electives designed to enhance students’ communicative competencies. It also coordinates a number of extra-curricular activities and workshops and provides diverse self-learning materials and counselling services through the Centre for Independent Language Learning.  The Centre currently has approximately 80 teaching staff members, with a group of about 20 technical and administrative personnel. The ELC has a strong commitment to quality learning and teaching.  Please visit the website at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/elc/ for more information about the Centre.

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;  

(c) at least three years’ post-qualification relevant tertiary level teaching experience (experience in teaching upper secondary classes may also be considered);

(d) be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching; and

(e) be a highly proficient English speaker.  

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 appointment 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, nominate two referees from different institutions/organisations by providing their names, addresses and relationship with the applicants, 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 https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/careers/guidelines_and_forms/forms.  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 Monday, 28 February 2022.  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 https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/careers/guidelines_and_forms/pics_for_recruitment.

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.