Assistant Professor in Area Studies and Intercultural Communication
With 85 years of rich heritage, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has evolved alongside our society and made pivotal contributions to the development of Hong Kong, the Nation and the world. PolyU pursues world-class excellence in education and research, and it offers a wide range of programmes in six faculties and three independent schools. Besides ranking among the top 100 universities globally by both THE and QS World University Rankings, PolyU was placed among the top 50 universities in four disciplines in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023, with three of them ranking 1st in Hong Kong.
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND COMMUNICATION
Assistant Professor in Area Studies and Intercultural Communication (Ref. 230802009)
The Department of English and Communication within the Faculty of Humanities 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 http://www.engl.polyu.edu.hk/, including information about our key areas of research at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/engl/research/research-overview/.
The Department is now inviting applications for the position of Assistant Professor. Priority will be given to applicants whose research expertise and teaching experience are within the Department’s key research areas, especially on the intersection between culture, language, and professional workplaces. Other areas of specialisation such as Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, and Mixed-Methods Research will also be strongly considered. Experience in teaching languages such as Spanish, French, or German, and European Studies will be a plus.
The appointee will be required to:
(a) actively conduct research in the Department’s research areas and contribute to the development of its research strengths;
(b) teach subjects in the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes;
(c) contribute to the curriculum design and materials development;
(d) supervise student projects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (including PhD supervision);
(e) assist in the administration of the Department; and
(f) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.
Applicants should have:
(a) a PhD degree in one of the Department’s key research areas;
(b) post-qualification teaching experience in relevant subjects at tertiary level with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching (as supported by evidence of performance in teaching);
(c) an excellent track record of published research, including experience in project-based research and grant applications; and
(d) excellent English language and communication skills.
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. For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/docdrive/careers/doc/Prof.pdf.
Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website (https://jobs.polyu.edu.hk/academic). Consideration of applications will commence on 1 September 2023 until the position is filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/careers/pics_for_recruitment/.
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.