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Tue Mar 24 2009
Jobs: English; Chinese & Translation: Asst Prof, The Hong Kong ...
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English; Chinese, Mandarin & Translation: Asst Prof, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Message 1: English; Chinese, Mandarin & Translation: Asst Prof, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
From: Melody Ho <hrmelodypolyu.edu.hk>
Subject: English; Chinese, Mandarin & Translation: Asst Prof, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
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University or Organization: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Department: Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies
Job Location: , Hong Kong
Web Address: http://www.cbs.polyu.edu.hk
Job Rank: Assistant Professor
Specialty Areas: Translation; Literature
Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is the largest government-funded
tertiary institution in Hong Kong, with a total student headcount of about
28,090, of which 14,260 are full-time students, 10,050 are part-time
students, and 3,780 are mixed-mode students. It offers programmes at
Doctorate, Master's, Bachelor's degrees and Higher Diploma levels. The
University has 27 academic departments and units grouped under six
faculties, as well as 2 independent schools and 2 independent research
institutes. It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,300. The
total consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of
HK$4 billion per year.
The Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies is strong in Applied
Chinese Language Studies. It offers bachelor, master, and doctoral
programmes in Translating, Interpreting, Bilingual Studies, Chinese
Linguistics, Chinese Language teaching, and teaching Chinese as a second
language. Within the Department, there is a Centre for Translation Studies,
a Testing Unit, and a Chinese Language Centre which provides training in
Chinese Language and Putonghua for the whole university. The Department has
a total of 70 academic staff members. Please visit the website at
http://www.cbs.polyu.edu.hk for more information about the Department.
Assistant Professor in Translating and Literature
The appointee will be required to (a) engage in teaching and related
learning activities in Translating and/or Interpreting and Chinese
Literature at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; (b) take an
important role in curriculum design and development; (c) engage in
scholarly research in his/her area of expertise; and (d) undertake
administrative duties in academic and departmental affairs.
Applicants should have (a) a Ph.D. degree in Language Studies, Literary
Studies, Translation Studies or related fields; (b) effective classroom
teaching skills; (c) track record of research and publications; and (d) a
strong commitment to excellence in teaching and professional service.
Preference will be given to those with experience in teaching Interpreting
Remuneration and Conditions of Service
Salary offered will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.
Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. Remuneration
package will be highly competitive. Applicants should state their current
and expected salary in the application.
Please submit application form via email to hrstaffpolyu.edu.hk; by fax at
(852) 2764 3374; or by mail to the address provided below. 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
http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job.htm. Applicants who are not invited to an
interview within two months of the closing date should consider their
applications unsuccessful. Details of the University's Personal Information
Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at
Application Deadline: 04-May-2009
Mailing Address for Applications:
Ms Angie Chau
Human Resources Office, 13F Li Ka Shing Tower
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon
Email Address for Applications: hrstaffpolyu.edu.hk
Web Address for Applications: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job_external.htm
Ms Angie Chau
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