THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Post-doctoral Fellow the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
11 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Jul 2018
Ref
201800832
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences within the Faculty of Education, to commence in September 2018 for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Linguistics, Speech and Language Studies, Child Language Acquisition, Cognitive Science, Psychology, or a related discipline. They should be interested in conducting research investigating the relationship between child language acquisition and sound change. Research experience on child-directed speech, bilingual phonological acquisition, and/or construction of child-directed speech (CDS) corpora is highly preferred. Abilities to speak Mandarin, Hindi/Urdu, and/or Cantonese would be desirable but not required. Excellent written and spoken English is essential. The appointee will work with the team leaders (Dr. Carol To, Dr. Yao Yao, and Dr. Alan Yu) on studies investigating phonetic and phonological acquisition of Cantonese in different home language environments. Enquiries should be directed to Dr. Carol To at tokitsum@hku.hk.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V. to Dr. Carol To at tokitsum@hku.hk. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Closes July 15, 2018.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.