Teaching Fellow in English Language and (Applied) Linguistics

Hong Kong
30 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2023
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 in English Language and (Applied) Linguistics / Language and Professional Communication (Ref. 220929017)

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 in English Language and (Applied) Linguistics / Language and Professional Communication.


Theappointee will berequired to:

(a)   teach English and applied linguistics subjectsin the above-mentioned 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;  

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

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

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

(d)   perform anyother dutiesasassignedby the Head of 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.

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

Conditions ofService

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Initial appointmentwill 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 ( of applications will commence on 29 October 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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