Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor, Language Sciences

Hong Kong
02 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Applications are invited for:-

Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages

Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (Language Sciences)

(Ref: 2200017S) (Closing date: July 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. We are seeking to hire a dynamic language scientist with an interdisciplinary orientation and the ability to interface with other strategic areas of the Department and the University. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor, depending on the credentials of the candidate.

The Department is looking for a language scientist to support research and teaching activities in its strategic area of neurolinguistics and language disorders. We are particularly interested in candidates who conduct theory-driven research that informs our understanding of language representation, processing, acquisition, and/or disorders. Individuals whose research interfaces with neuroscience, data science, and/or language technology are especially welcome. Those who have secondary interests in phonetics/phonology, syntax, semantics, language acquisition, bilingualism and/or sign linguistics are also welcome.

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in linguistics or a related field (e.g. applied linguistics, deaf studies, cognitive science); (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 commitment or record of teaching effectiveness, especially in courses related to language sciences.

The primary medium of instruction of the Department is English, for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The Department collaborates closely with other departments and research units across the University and its Greater Bay Area affiliates. It is equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities, including sound chambers, eye trackers, fNIRS and EEG systems.  The University has a core neuroimaging facility that provides access to research-dedicated MRI scanners. The University‚Äôs Shatin campus is adjacent to the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks, and along with its Greater Bay Area initiatives, offers ample opportunities to collaborate with industrial partners.

The appointee is expected to (a) teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in language sciences; (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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