Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor, Language Acquisition

Hong Kong
27 May 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Applications are invited for:-

Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages

Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (Language Acquisition)

(Ref: 2200017V) (Closing date: August 31, 2022)

The Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages is a young and vibrant Department, devoted to the study of language and mind, with strengths in theoretical linguistics, language acquisition, bilingualism, sign linguistics and language disorders. The Department is looking for applicants whose research has a strong grounding in linguistic theory and who employ conventional and/or contemporary research methods to address core issues in the relationship between linguistic theories and language acquisition. Applicants whose research has an interdisciplinary orientation and the ability to interface with other strategic areas of the Department and the University are especially welcome.

The appointment will be at the rank of Professor, Associate Professor or Assistant Professor, depending on the credentials of the candidate.

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in linguistics; (ii) a strong record of research publication commensurate with rank; (iii) a record of success in obtaining external grants (or potential of doing so for Assistant Professor); and (iv) a strong commitment or record of teaching effectiveness, especially in courses related to language acquisition.

The primary medium of instruction of the Department is English, for both undergraduate and postgraduate classes. The Department collaborates closely with other departments and research units across the University and its Greater Bay Area affiliate. It is equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities, including sound chambers, eye trackers, fNIRS and EEG systems.

The appointee is expected to (a) teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in linguistics and language acquisition; (b) supervise projects and theses of undergraduate, MA, MPhil and PhD students; (c) conduct programmatic research in his/her areas of expertise; and (d) undertake administrative duties.

Appointment will normally be made on a contract basis for up to three years initially commencing January 2023 or as early as possible, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.

Application Procedure

The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for the post above. For more information and to apply online, please visit

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