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Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Chinese Language Education

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Work type: Full-time
Department: Faculty of Education (10000)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

The University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1911, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years.  The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres.  There are around 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 4,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.  Further information about the University can be found on the website

The Faculty of Education

HKU has been involved in teacher education since 1917, and the Faculty of Education was established in 1984.  The Faculty of Education is forward-looking and world leading, ranking sixth globally in Education (THE 2024).  It has assumed an important role in educational research and professional training as a major provider of teacher education programmes and has contributed significantly to education policy and development in Hong Kong with its strong expertise in policy analysis and curriculum development.  The Faculty was also the first in Hong Kong to offer degree programmes that train speech therapists and audiologists for the local community.  More information about the Faculty can be found at

The Position

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Chinese Language Education in the Faculty of Education (Ref.: 526513), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of the second three-year fixed-term contract.  Exceptionally outstanding candidates at Professor/Associate Professor level may be considered for appointment on tenure terms subject to approval.

Applicants should possess (i) a Ph.D. degree in the broad area of Chinese Studies, with specialization in Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese Language Studies, Chinese Linguistics, Chinese Language Education including assessment and pedagogy, or associated areas such as Psycholinguistics or Bilingual Education; (ii) solid teaching and research experience in Chinese Language Education; (iii) a proven track record in, or strong potential for, sustained high-quality research, scholarly publications and competitive external funding; and (iv) ability or potential to demonstrate academic leadership and strong commitment to the highest standard of excellence.  Experience related to primary school education would be a plus.

The appointee will teach Chinese Language pedagogy and assessment courses offered in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.  He/She will also supervise research postgraduate students, contribute actively to research and knowledge exchange, and assume service/administrative responsibilities as appropriate.  Those appointed at the senior level will also lead collaborative and interdisciplinary initiatives in research and knowledge exchange, mentor and nurture the next generation of scholars and researchers, and assume high-level service/administrative responsibilities.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload a cover letter indicating the earliest availability date, an up-to-date C.V. with the contact information of three referees, one sample of a representative research output, a research plan of not more than 2 pages, and a teaching statement of not more than 2 pages.  Review of applications will start on May 24, 2024 and continue until May 31, 2024, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.


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