Teaching Fellow in Bilingualism and Communication (Ref. 21011507)

Job level Middle
Work exp Minimum 5 Years
Education Master Degree
Language English
Employment type Full Time
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Teacher - Higher Education
Education / Training > Teacher - Tertiary / Vocational
Education / Training > Tutor / Teaching Assistant
Published On 15/01/2021


Teaching Fellow in Bilingualism and Communication (Ref. 21011507)

The Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies is one of the constituent departments of the Faculty of Humanities. One of the core 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 built a reputation in Applied Chinese Language Studies, and seeks to extend its strength in areas like Bilingualism (including Translation and Interpreting), Intercultural Communication and East Asian Studies. Another mission of the Department is to offer profession-oriented programmes that meet the career aspirations of young adults in Hong Kong and elsewhere in Greater China. It offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programmes in Chinese Linguistics, Chinese Language Teaching, Speech Therapy, Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Translating & Interpreting, and Bilingual Corporate Communication. It also offers courses in Korean/Japanese language and culture at bachelor’s level. Within the Department, there is a Centre for Translation Studies, a PolyU-PekingU Research Centre on Chinese Linguistics, a Speech Therapy Unit, and a Research Centre for Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience. The Department has over 40 full-time academic and teaching staff members. More information about the Department may be found at http://www.cbs.polyu.edu.hk/.


The appointee will be required to: 

(a) engage in teaching and related learning activities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels;

(b) engage in activities related to industry and professional community development;

(c) undertake administrative duties related to academic and departmental affairs; and

(d) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.


Applicants should have: 

(a) a master's degree or above in a relevant discipline, preferably with the specialism in corporate or media communication, cross-cultural communication, language and translation or related fields;

(b) at least five years' relevant post-qualification teaching or working experience, preferably in corporate and/or media communication;

(c) effective classroom teaching skills; and

(d) a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and professional service.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service 

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.


Please send a completed application form by post with the names and addresses of three referees to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or by clicking  . Application forms can be downloaded from http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/forms.php. If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/pics.php.

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.