Assistant Professor in Chinese Linguistics & Chinese Language Education

Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Job description

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 in Chinese Linguistics and Chinese Language Education (Ref.: 201800359)

Applications are invited for a joint appointment as tenure-track Assistant Professor in Chinese Linguistics and Chinese Language Education in the School of Chinese (tenure home in the Faculty of Arts) and the Faculty of Education, to commence on September 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Chinese Linguistics or in areas related to Chinese Language Education, be actively engaged in research, and have a substantial track record of research publications in these fields. The specific area of research in Chinese Linguistics is open. They should also be able to demonstrate an ability to participate in and support a vibrant and collaborative research culture. A strong commitment to the development of innovative research paradigms and pedagogical approaches is highly valued. The primary teaching responsibilities of the appointee will be at the undergraduate level, but he/she will also be expected to supervise M.Phil. dissertations and Ph.D. projects.

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.

How to apply

Applicants should send a completed application form together, an up-to-date C.V. together with a teaching and research statement to the School of Chinese by email. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at our website.

Closes July 31, 2018.

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

The University of Hong Kong (or HKU, traditional Chinese: 香港大學) is the oldest tertiary institution in Hong Kong and is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in Asia. The medium of instruction in most cases is English.