Professor / Associate Professor in Linguistics

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
19 Apr 2023
End of advertisement period
30 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Humanities (05200)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Professor/Associate Professor in Linguistics in the School of Humanities (Linguistics) (Ref.: 519940), to commence on September 1, 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter, on tenure terms.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Linguistics, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have an exemplary research record and a transdisciplinary approach cutting across subfields, as well as geographic and methodological boundaries. We seek to hire a senior scholar whose research addresses one or several of the following key themes of 21st century linguistics: (1) developing and analysing language interfaces between humans and machines; (2) uncovering links between language, culture and social organisation; (3) examining the forces of language emergence, evolution, and linguistic diversity; (4) exploring the cognitive, biological and neurological foundations of language; (5) documenting and salvaging the languages of the world.  The appointee will be thoroughly familiar with the cutting-edge laboratory, experimental, empirical, documentary, big data and statistical, and typological-comparative methods relevant to their area(s) of specialization.

The appointee is expected to develop a vigorous, independent research programme, to excel in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, to have substantial administrative experience and demonstrate a willingness to take on leadership roles appropriate to their rank. They should also have an established and expanding international research profile in their field and demonstrate readiness to collaborate across academic units. The teaching load will be three to four courses per year, including introductory first-year courses. Information about the Linguistics Programme can be obtained at Enquiries may be sent to Dr. Kofi Yakpo, Chairperson, Linguistics Programme (e-mail: kofi‎

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. Other benefits include annual leave and professional leave, medical benefits, and free access to on-campus gyms and libraries. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload (1) a cover letter; (2) a CV; (3) a list of published and accepted publications.  Shortlisted candidates will be asked to arrange for three letters of reference to be sent in at a later stage of the search.  Review of applications will commence on May 15, 2023 and continue until June 30, 2023 or until the post is filled.

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. The Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified persons from all genders to apply.

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