Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor - English Language and Literature

Hong Kong (HK)
09 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Hong Kong Baptist University


Department of English Language and Literature

Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (PR226/17-18)

The Department of English Language and Literature at Hong Kong Baptist University intends to make two open-rank appointments in support of its Language and Communication Studies curriculum. 

Specifically, applicants are required to have a proven track record of excellence in teaching and research in the following areas of linguistics: a) language and technology; b) Hong Kong English and regional language varieties; and c) gender and intercultural communication in the Asian context.  Cluster hires in these specific areas of strength may be favorably considered. 

The appointees should teach at range effectively, including both core and electives courses in the department’s undergraduate curriculum, the ‘double degree’ undergraduate programme in English and English Language Teaching, general education courses and, where appropriate, the taught MA programme in Language Studies (MALS).  They will also be expected to supervise undergraduate honours project theses, as well as to recruit and direct top-quality, international PhD candidates in support of the department’s on-going research postgraduate studies programme. 

Applicants should possess a PhD degree in Linguistics/Applied Linguistics and exercise academic leadership when conducting world-class research of impact, including evidence of having acquired publicly funded grants, demonstrating internationally benchmarked achievement in their areas of research specialisation, and a strong and active research publication programme (including forthcoming peer-reviewed books and journal articles in reputable venues).  All appointees should possess commensurate knowledge at-depth in their areas of research expertise, as well as ready access to professional networks and capacity-building in these fields. 

Appointees at Professor/Associate Professor rank are likewise expected to have achieved reliably outstanding results in senior service roles supporting quality assurance, curriculum development, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate student mentoring.  A demonstrated interest in collaborative work in the cross-disciplinary as well as cross-cultural setting is essential.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years commencing September 2018.  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 submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk) and 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, with PR number quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) 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 http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

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

Closing date: 10 March 2018

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