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Professor in Chinese Linguistics / Foreign or Second Language Education at HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY


**這是要full professor的。


Professor in Chinese Linguistics / Foreign or Second Language Education 

One of the missions of the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies is to promote and develop studies of Chinese in multilingual contexts and studies of multilingualism in Chinese contexts. It has established a relatively strong reputation in Applied Chinese Language Studies, and seeks to extend its strength in areas like Bilingualism (including Translation and Interpreting), Cross-Cultural Communication and East Asian Studies. Another mission of the Department is to offer profession-based programmes that meet the career aspirations of the young adults of Hong Kong and Greater China. It offers bachelor, master, and doctoral programmes in Bilingual Corporate Communication, Chinese Linguistics, Chinese Language Teaching, Speech Therapy, Teaching Chinese as a Foreign/Second Language, Translating and Interpreting. It also offers programmes in Korean/Japanese Business Communication at bachelor and master levels. Within the Department, there is a Centre for Translation Studies, a Language Testing Unit, and a Chinese Language Centre which provides training in Chinese language and Putonghua for the whole university. The Department has over 70 full-time academic staff members. Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.


The appointee 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 as well as academic leadership 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. 


Applicants should have:

(a) a PhD degree in a relevant discipline, preferably with a specialism in Chinese Syntax, Applied Psycholingusitics, Applied Sociolinguistics, Cross-cultural Communication, First/Second Language Acquisition, or First/Second-Language Education Pedagogy;

(b) attainment of an academic rank of full professor (or equivalent) or have at least four years’ experience after attaining an associate professor (or equivalent) rank, and have an excellent record of relevant academic and/or professional achievements;

(c) fluency in English; and 

(d) a strong commitment to teaching, scholarly activities and professional service.

Preference will be given to those who have fluency in Chinese.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. An appropriate term will be provided for appointment. 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 position is filled. Initial consideration of applications will commence on 3 July 2012. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at