The University of Hong Kong

Assistant Professor in English Linguistics in the School of English
(Ref.: 201101098)

Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in English Linguistics in the School of English, tenable from September 1, 2012, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. An appointee with demonstrated excellence and contributions will be considered for tenure towards the end of the second three-year 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, Critical Linguistics, and Language Acquisition. It also 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. Further details, including information about the School’s research profile in language and linguistics, can be found at http://www.hku.hk/english. Please note that the School is not involved in ESL teaching.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline and an active research record and be prepared to teach and supervise at the B.A., M.A., MPhil. 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. Applicants’ areas of specialization should include one or more of the following: History of English; any of the core areas of English Linguistics (from a usage-based perspective, including Corpus Linguistics); socio-cultural approaches to language; language and communication.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee’s qualifications and experience will be offered. 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, as well as leave, and medical benefits. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants should send an application form, an up-to-date curriculum vitae to Assistant Registrar (Appointments), Human Resource Section, Registry, The University of Hong Kong by e-mail (r1101098@hku.hk). Application form (341/1111) can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc, and further particulars can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/. Shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend an interview. Closes February 15, 2012. Candidates who are not contacted within 4 months of the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.

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The University of Hong Kong

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 about 100 sub-divisions of studies and learning.  There are over 23,400 undergraduate and postgraduate students coming from 50 countries, and more than 1,200 members of academic and academic-related staff, many of whom are internationally renowned.