Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (Ref. 16092203)
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Language & Professional Communication / Language Teaching & Learning / Linguistics, English Language & Systemic Functional Linguistics / Communication & Media / Intercultural Communication & Area Studies (several posts) (Ref. 16092203)
The Department of English within the Faculty of Humanities at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has a long history of producing high quality graduates for the professional workplace. Our focus areas are professional communication and applied language studies, and we provide teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. With a team of close to 30 full-time academic staff, the Department is also actively engaged in applied research in language and communication. Information can be obtained through the departmental homepage at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/engl/, including information about the key areas of research at http://www.engl.polyu.edu.hk/Research_detail.php?recid=27.
The Department is now inviting applications for the positions of Professor/Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor. Priority will be given to candidates whose research expertise and teaching experience are within one or more of the Department’s five key research areas as listed above.
The appointee will be required to:
(a) teach subjects in the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes;
(b) contribute to the curriculum design and materials development;
(c) supervise undergraduate and postgraduate student projects (including PhD supervision);
(d) actively conduct research in the Department’s research areas and contribute to the development of its research strengths;
(e) assist in the administration of the Department; and
(f) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.
Applicants should have:
(a) a PhD degree in one of the Department’s five key research areas;
(b) a recognised teaching qualification;
(c) post-qualification teaching experience in relevant subjects at tertiary level with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching;
(d) an excellent track record of published research, including experience in project-based research and grant applications; and
(e) excellent English language and communication skills.
Applicants are required to submit evidence of performance in teaching together with the completed application.
Applicants for appointment at Professor level should demonstrate a strong background in research with an international academic profile. He/She should also demonstrate an excellent international reputation in research and possess an excellent record of academic leadership and research scholarship, both in terms of publications and funded research.
Applicants with less experience may be considered for appointment at a lower level. The job duty requirements and expectation would be in line with the appointed grade.