Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in English Linguistics/Language and Communication
Applications are invited for appointment as tenure-track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in English Linguistics/Language and Communication in the School of English, to commence on September 1, 2019, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.
The School of English offers an integrated programme in English Studies, including undergraduate teaching and supervision of research students in English and American Literatures, World Literature in English, English Linguistics, World Englishes, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, and Language Acquisition. It offers an undergraduate interdisciplinary programme in Language and Communication, which focuses on the study and use of language in multilingual contexts, particularly in Asia, as well as languages in socio-cultural contexts. The School contributes to the teaching of the B.A. & B.Ed. in Language Education (English) and the B.A. & L.L.B. double degree programmes. Further details, including information about the School’s research profile in language and linguistics, can be found at http://www.english.hku.hk/. Please note that the School is not involved in ESL teaching.
The position is open to scholars working in any subfield of English linguistics or language and communication, in particular with expertise in Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, Cognitive-Functional Linguistics, or Language and Law. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline, a proven track record, and be prepared to teach and supervise at the B.A., M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels. The appointee should be able to contribute to the teaching of both the English Studies programme and the programme in Language and Communication. Information about the School's research profile in language and linguistics can be found at http://www.english.hku.hk/. Please note that the School is not involved in ESL teaching.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with the appointee's qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.
Applicants should send a completed application form, together with a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V., a writing sample (one dissertation chapter or published article), and three letters of recommendation, in PDF format, directly to the School at firstname.lastname@example.org . An application form (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 October 15, 2018.
The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.