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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in English Language and Linguistics

Ref.: 504576
Work type: Full-time
Department: School of English (04300)
Categories: Professoriate Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in English Language and Linguistics in the School of English (Ref. 504576), to commence on September 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

The School of English offers an integrated programme in English Studies, including undergraduate teaching and supervision of research students in English and American Literatures, World Literature in English, English Linguistics, World Englishes, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, and Language and the Law. The School contributes to the teaching of the B.A. & B.Ed. in Language Education (English) and the B.A. & L.L.B. double degree programmes. Further details, including information about the School’s research profile in language and linguistics, can be found at http://www.english.hku.hk/. Please note that the School is not involved in ESL teaching.

The position is open to scholars working in any subfield of English language and linguistics. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline, a proven track record, and be prepared to teach and supervise at the B.A., M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. and a writing sample (one dissertation chapter or published article). In addition, please also arrange to have three referees send their letters of recommendation confidentially and directly to soesrapp@hku.hk by October 31, 2021, after applicants have submitted their applications. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until October 31, 2021 or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. The Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified persons from all genders to apply.

Advertised:                Jul 27, 2021 (HK Time)
Applications close:  Oct 31, 2021 (HK Time)