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Professor in Applied Language Sciences / Bilingualism and Communication

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies

Location: Hong Kong - Hong Kong
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 29th March 2019
Expires: 29th May 2019
Job Ref: 19032113

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong. It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees.  It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,400. The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.4 billion. 

Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies

Professor in Applied Language Sciences / Bilingualism and Communication (Ref. 19032113)

The Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies is one of the constituent departments of the Faculty of Humanities. More information about the Department may be found at http://www.cbs.polyu.edu.hk/.

The appointee will be required to (a) engage in teaching and related learning activities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; (b) assume an important role in curriculum design and development; (c) undertake academic research in his/her areas of expertise, including but not limited to making applications for external research grants; (d) provide administrative support for academic development and departmental objectives, and play an active role in programme management; (e) render professional service to the discipline and/or the community at large; (f) provide academic leadership in his/her areas of expertise; and (g) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.

Applicants should have (a) a PhD degree in a relevant discipline, preferably with one of the following specialisms: i) Clinical Linguistics, Special Education Needs, Language Pathology, Speech Therapy, Neuroscience or Computational Linguistics with usage of language technology in digital humanities and big data analytics. Additional expertise in other areas of the humanities such as media studies or language and literature will be a significant advantage; or ii) Bilingual Corporate Communication, Intercultural Communication, Bilingualism/Multilingualism or related fields; (b) substantial and relevant post-qualification experience and an excellent record of relevant academic and/or professional achievements; (c) a high level of fluency in English; and (d) a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarly activities and professional service. 

Preference will be given to those who are fluent in Cantonese or Putonghua and literate in written Chinese. 

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Professor level. For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/TC.htm. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.

Application

Please send a completed application form to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk. Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/forms.php. If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process. Consideration of applications will commence on 12 April 2019 until the position is filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/pics.php.

   
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