Teaching Fellow / Instructor in Language and Professional Communication

Hong Kong
20 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
19 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) 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.


Teaching Fellow / Instructor in Language and Professional Communication / Language Teaching and Learning / Linguistics, English Language, and Systemic Functional Linguistics / Media and Communication / Area Studies and Intercultural Communication (Ref. 220720001)

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. With a team of around 27 full-time academic staff, our focus areas are professional communication and applied language studies, and we provide teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. More information can be obtained through the departmental homepage at, including information about our key areas of research at

The Department is now inviting applications for the position of Teaching Fellow or Instructor in Language and Professional Communication / Language Teaching and Learning / Linguistics, English Language, and Systemic Functional Linguistics / Media Communication / Area Studies and Intercultural Communication.


The appointee will be required to:

(a)  teach English and applied linguistics subjects in any of the above-mentioned five areas. The successful candidate should also be able to teach some of the following subjects: Analysis of English Pronunciation; Grammar and Meaning; English Lexis and Semantics; Testing and Assessment; Language Development and Use; English as a Global Lingua Franca, Technical and Web-Based Writing, English for Management; Introduction to English-Speaking Cultures; Drama for Language Learning; Language Arts for Creative Community Projects or any other subject(s) on the theory of linguistics, applied linguistics and communication;

(b)  serve as a member on programme teaching teams, and assist in the development / updating of teaching materials;

(c)  play a leadership role in one of the Department’s programmes;

(d)  participate in and contribute to other academic and administrative activities in the Department as and when required; and

(e)  perform any other duties as assigned by Head of the Department or his/her delegates.


Applicants should have:

(a)  at least a master’s degree and professional qualification in a relevant discipline; a PhD degree in a relevant discipline will be an advantage;

(b)  not less than three years of post-qualification teaching experience at tertiary level;

(c)  an excellent command of spoken and written English; and

(d)  good subject knowledge, skills and competence in English language studies and/or applied linguistics.

Possession of the ability to teach one of the Departments’ foreign language subjects (i.e. French, German, Spanish) will be an advantage.

Applicants with lesser experience may be considered for the post of Instructor.

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.


Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website (  Consideration of applications will commence on 20 August 2022 until the position is filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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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