Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (Syntactic Theory and Comparative Syntax)

Hong Kong (HK)
09 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Applications are invited for:-

Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages
Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (Syntactic Theory and Comparative Syntax)
(Ref. 180000E3) (Closing date: March 31, 2018)

The Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages is a young and vibrant Department, devoted to the study of language and mind, with strengths in theoretical linguistics, language acquisition, bilingualism, sign linguistics and neurolinguistics. We are seeking a linguist who specializes in syntactic theory and comparative syntax. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, depending on the credentials of the candidate.

The Department is particularly interested in applicants whose research has a strong grounding in linguistic theory and who employ conventional and/or contemporary research methods to address core issues in linguistics. Applicants whose research crosses multiple areas of linguistics and cognate areas are especially welcome. Research expertise in the comparative study of modern languages (including Chinese, English, French, German, Korean or Spanish) under the framework of the Minimalist Program will be a definite advantage.

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in linguistics; (ii) a strong commitment to effective teaching; and (iii) a record of excellence in research in the relevant field consistent with rank and history of employment.

The primary medium of instruction of the Department is English, for both undergraduate and postgraduate classes. The Department collaborates closely with other departments and research units across the University, and is equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities, including sound chambers, eye trackers, and EEG systems.

The appointee is expected to (a) teach undergraduate and postgraduate linguistics courses; (b) supervise projects and theses of undergraduate, MA, MPhil and PhD students; (c) conduct programmatic research in his/her areas of expertise, with external funding; and (d) undertake administrative duties.

Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing January 2019 or as early as possible, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.

Application Procedure

The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for the post above. For more information and to apply online, please visit

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