Professor / Associate Professor in Bilingualism and Communication / Asian Languages and Linguistics / Area Studies / Chinese Linguistics / Translation and Interpreting (six posts), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

| August 6, 2014


The appointees will be required to (a) engage in teaching and related learning activities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; (b) take an important role in curriculum design and development; (c) undertake scholarly research in his/her area of expertise; and (d) provide administrative support for academic and departmental affairs, and play an active role in programme management for further development of the Department’s objectives.

Successful candidates are expected to undertake academic research in his/her area of expertise, including but not limited to application for external research grants and participation in research projects.

Appointees at Professor level will be expected to provide academic leadership in his/her area of expertise.

Applicants should have (a) a PhD degree in a relevant discipline, preferably with the specialism in Cantonese Linguistics, Chinese Syntax, Psycholingusitics, Sociolinguistics, Bilingual Corporate Communication, Cross-cultural Communication, First/Second Language Acquisition, First/Second-Language Education Pedagogy, Legal Translation, Media Translation, or Interpreting; (b) substantial years of relevant post-qualification experience and an excellent record of relevant academic and/or professional achievements; (c) fluency in English; and (d) a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarly activities and professional service.

Preference will be given to those with fluency in Chinese (both written and spoken).

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Remuneration and Conditions of Service:
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. An appropriate term will be provided for appointments at Associate Professor and Professor levels. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.
Please submit application form via email to; by fax at (852) 2364 2166; or by mail to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong. If you would like to provide a separate curriculum vitae, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process. Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from Recruitment will continue until the positions are filled. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

Position Type:
Associate Professor, Professor.
Linguistic Specialization:
General Linguistics, Translation.
Chinese, Mandarin, Dalecarlian, English.