Tenure-Track Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Language Diversity and Variation

University of Hong Kong - School of Humanities (Linguistics)

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are over 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned. 

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Language Diversity and Variation in the School of Humanities (Linguistics) (Ref.: 201701320) 

Applications are invited for tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Language Diversity and Variation in the School of Humanities (Linguistics), to commence on August 30, 2018, 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 Department of Linguistics has established strengths in linguistic typology, psycholinguistics, contact linguistics, as well as phonology and morphosyntax. We are committed to empirical work of theoretical significance, and the study of non-European languages, especially those of Asia. The department houses a laboratory phonology lab (including ultrasound technology), a psycholinguistics and a language development lab. EEG and fMRI technology are also available at the University. In Hong Kong’s Research Assessment Exercise published in 2014, 73% of the Department’s publications were rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”, the two highest rankings possible. The appointee will be expected to continue this high standard through an active research and publication record.  Information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.linguistics.hku.hk

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Linguistics with expertise in the study of social and/or typological variation. They should have experience in the use of computational models and ‘big data’ to account for linguistic diversity and variation, and a strong publication record commensurate with experience.  Those with interest in cross-disciplinary areas of variation such as socio-phonetics are preferred. 

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered, as well as annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  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, research and teaching statements, and an up-to-date C.V. to the School at AP1320@hku.hk. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc and further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Please indicate clearly in the form the post applied for and the reference number.  Closes November 15, 2017. 

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

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. To promote gender diversity and professional advancement of women, the Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified women to apply

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