Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Linguistics

Hong Kong (HK)
24 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Hong Kong Baptist University


Department of English Language and Literature

Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Linguistics (PR287/16-17)

The Department of English Language and Literature at Hong Kong Baptist University is seeking to make two appointments in support of the following research niche areas within its Language and Communication studies curriculum:

(i) Health Communication and Traditional Chinese Medicine;
(ii) Language and Gender Studies in the Asian/Chinese/Hong Kong context(s); and
(iii) World Englishes, Regional (English) Language Varieties, Generative Syntax, Semantics, Phonology and Tone, Morphology, Hong Kong English.

In support of these several departmental research niche areas, appointees are expected to be experienced and innovative teachers capable of teaching in at least two of the following (sub)disciplines: a) Multimodal Approaches to Health Communication; b) Discourse Analysis and Health Communication; c) Language, Gender, and Intercultural Communication; d) regional (Asian/Chinese/Hong Kong) “area” studies in Gender and Language; e) Syntax and Semantics; and f) Second Language Acquisition.

The appointees should be able to teach a range of courses, including both core and electives courses, in the Department’s undergraduate programme, the ‘double degree’ programme in English and English Language Teaching, general education courses and, where appropriate, taught MA programmes in Language Studies (MALS) and Literary and Comparative studies (MALCS).

The appointees are expected to be active members in Department and Faculty-level administration including (but not limited to) undergraduate and postgraduate student mentoring and the supervision of undergraduate honours projects.  The appointees will likewise be expected to recruit and to direct top-quality, international PhD candidates in support of their respective research programme(s) and tailored to the development of the Department’s strategic research niche areas specified above.  Outstanding teaching credentials are required.  

Applicants should possess a PhD degree in Linguistics or a relevant field.  They should be established researchers of impact in their areas of research specialisation, with an already successful (or promising) track record in acquiring publically funded grants and documented service to the global profession.  They should also possess a strong and active research programme (including forthcoming peer-reviewed books and articles published in top-tier venues), as well as a demonstrated interest in collaborative work in the cross-cultural context.  A commitment to working in a multilingual and cross-cultural setting is essential.  Some knowledge of Chinese, written and spoken, will be an advantage but is not strictly required.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years commencing September 2017.  Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.

Remuneration package includes retirement/gratuity benefits, annual leave, medical and dental scheme, housing assistance and relocation allowance wherever appropriate.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to write in response to the requirements and provide an updated curriculum vitae and/or fill in the application form which should be sent to the Personnel Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, AAB903, Level 9, Academic and Administration Building, 15 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong or by E-mail to  Application forms can be obtained by downloading from  Please quote PR number on all correspondence.  Applicants are requested to send in samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications/works, statements of teaching and research interest and recent teaching evaluation results.  Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference to the Personnel Office direct.  Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.  All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will not be returned after the completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 22 April 2017

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