Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor - Department of English

Hong Kong (HK)
23 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 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 consolidated expenditure budget of the University is close to HK$6.6 billion (US$845 million) per year.


Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Language & Professional Communication / Language Teaching & Learning / Linguistics, English Language & Systemic Functional Linguistics / Communication & Media / Intercultural Communication & Area Studies (several posts) 

The Department of English within the Faculty of Humanities at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has a long history of producing high quality graduates for the professional workplace.  Our focus areas are professional communication and applied language studies, and we provide teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. With a team of close to 30 full-time academic staff, the Department is also actively engaged in applied research in language and communication. Information can be obtained through the departmental homepage at, including information about the key areas of research at
The Department is now inviting applications for the positions of Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor. Priority will be given to candidates whose research expertise and teaching experience are within one or more of the Department’s five key research areas as listed above.

The appointees will be required to (a) teach subjects in the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes; (b) contribute to the curriculum design and materials development; (c) supervise undergraduate and postgraduate student projects (including PhD supervision); (d) actively conduct research in the Department’s research areas and contribute to the development of its research strengths; (e) assist in the administration of the Department.

Applicants should have (a) a PhD degree in one of the Department’s five key research areas; (b) a recognised teaching qualification; (c) post-qualification teaching experience in relevant subjects at tertiary level with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching; (d) an excellent track record of published research, including experience in project-based research and grant applications; and (e) excellent English language and communication skills.

Applicants are required to submit evidence of performance in teaching together with the completed application.

Applicants for appointment at Professor level should demonstrate a strong background in research with an international academic profile. He/She should also demonstrate an excellent international reputation in research and possess an excellent record of academic leadership and research scholarship, both in terms of publications and funded research.

Applicants with less experience may be considered for appointment at a lower level. The job duty requirements and expectation would be in line with the appointed grade.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment for Assistant Professor will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Associate Professor and Professor levels.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application. 


Please submit application form via email to; by fax at (852) 2764 3374; or by mail to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.  If you would like to provide a separate curriculum vitae, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from closing date for application is Monday, 31 October 2016.  Applicants who are not invited to an interview within two months of the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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