Teaching Fellow in Japanese Language Studies (Ref. 21012909)

Job level Middle
Work exp Minimum 5 Years
Education Doctorate or above
Language English
Employment type Full Time
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Teacher - Higher Education
Education / Training > Training & Development
Marketing / Public Relations > Public Relation - Events Management
Published On 29/01/2021


Teaching Fellow in Japanese Language Studies (Ref. 21012909)

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 of Japanese subjects. The appointee is expected to teach various levels and types of subjects offered by the Department;

(b) co-ordinate teaching and contribute to the development of teaching and learning materials, subject and curriculum; and engage in teaching related administrative duties and extra-curricular activities related to the local and/or Japan-related community;

(c) engage in scholarly activities and pedagogical exploration in relation to the above areas;

(d) undertake administrative duties in academic and departmental affairs and take up an active role in assisting programme management for the further development of the Department's objectives; and

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


Applicants should: 

(a) have a PhD degree in an appropriate discipline related to second/foreign language teaching;

(b) have at least five years' experience in teaching Japanese language subjects at the tertiary level;

(c) have native or near-native mastery of the Japanese language;

(d) have experience in deploying varied language teaching methods, developing language teaching materials and subject syllabi and coordinating team teaching. Familiarity with curriculum development is preferred;

(e) have experience in organising socio-cultural events as part of curricular activities; and

(f) have a highly proficient level of English and be able to conduct teaching related administration tasks independently. Proficiency in Cantonese/Putonghua will be an advantage.

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.
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