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Senior Lecturer or Lecturer (English or Chinese)

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology - Center for Language Education

Location: Kowloon - Hong Kong
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th March 2020
Closes: 13th April 2020

The appointees are expected to teach a range of courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students in i) English for Specific Purposes (ESP) including English for Academic Purposes (EAP) or ii) Chinese language. They should have experience in teaching advanced learners with a range of modes including digital education. The appointees will also be active members within the discipline of language education as evidenced through participation in relevant conferences, the production of language teaching materials, or other forms of published scholarly work. Appointees teaching English should be able to teach within discipline-specific courses. 

Applications are particularly welcome from teachers with expertise in teaching Master’s level courses. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in: 

  1. EAP/Academic Literacy;
  2. Phonetics/Phonology;
  3. Chinese Language Teaching Methodology; and 

other areas of Applied Linguistics considered of direct relevance to Language Education.

Applicants should have a first degree, a master’s degree in TESOL, applied linguistics or language education and preferably with a recognized language teaching qualification.  Experience in teaching English/Chinese as a second/foreign language at tertiary/senior secondary level is required. The ability to teach a second language is desirable, in particular: Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, French or German. Preference will be given to applicants with or in the process of pursuing a PhD/EdD.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to give a presentation/sample teaching as part of the interview. (Duration: 2 or 3 years, renewable) 

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental benefits. A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract. 

Application Procedure

In support of a green work environment, we accept applications submitted online only.  To apply, please complete an online application form through the HKUST Careers website ( and return it online to the Human Resources Office on or before Monday, 13 April 2020. Applicants will receive an acknowledgement by email upon successful submission. We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of the application.

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