[EDLING:978] Fw: Postdoc available Hong Kon

M van Naerssen mvnaerss at SAS.UPENN.EDU
Tue Sep 13 16:07:30 UTC 2005

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Liz Hamp-Lyons 
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 5:38 AM
Subject: Postdoc available

Dear Colleagues
Below please find the text of an announcement of a postdoc in language assessment at Hong Kong University.  The University is developing a new Centre with a focus in language assessment and is currently engaged in several major projects in school-based assessment.  You can visit http://web.hku.hk/~sbapro
to view SBA-related developments.
Liz Hamp-Lyons


The University of Hong Kong is at the international forefront of higher learning and research, with more than 100 teaching departments and sub-divisions of studies, and more than 60 research institutes and centres. Current enrolment includes 10,000 undergraduates and 7,000 postgraduates from 48 countries. English is the medium of instruction. The University is committed to international standards for excellence in scholarship and research.

Post-doctoral Fellow in Language Assessment

in the Faculty of Education
(Ref.: RF-2005/2006-139)

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF) in Language Assessment in the Faculty of Education, tenable as soon as possible on or before July 31, 2006.  The appointment will be made for a period of 3 years.
Language and Communication has been designated one of the University's constituent themes for strategic research.  To align with the University's strategic direction, the Faculty is launching the Centre for Language in Education and Assessment Research* (CLEAR).  Language assessment will be a major focus of the Centre.  The successful applicant should be a Ph.D. degree holder with relevant expertise to research and publish in the field of language assessment.  In addition, expertise and/or strong interest in the following areas would be an advantage:  alternative assessment, school-based assessment, feedback, washback, assessment innovation and change, action research in schools.  The applicant will work closely with researchers at the Centre, and be involved in research design, data collection, analysis, and publication as well as grant applications.  In addition, he/she will co-ordinate and liaise with international collaborators on existing and potential joint research ventures.
Appointment will be made usually on the first point of the 4-point salary scale (which is subject to review from time to time at the entire discretion of the University), HK$29,100, $31,860, $34,920 and $38,285 per month.  Annual leave and medical/dental benefits will be provided.
Applicants should submit a completed application form together with a curriculum vitae, providing details of research experience, publications, and research proposals, etc.
Further particulars and application forms (272/302 amended) can be obtained at https://extranet.hku.hk/apptunit/; by fax (2540 6735 or 2559 2058); e-mail (apptunit at reg.hku.hk); directly from the Appointments Unit, Room 1001, Knowles Building; or by writing to the Appointments Unit (Senior), Human Resource Section, Registry, The University of Hong Kong, enclosing a $1.40 stamped self-addressed envelope.  Interested applicants are recommended to contact Dr. Chris Davison (email: cdavison at hku.hk) in the first instance and prior to making an application to obtain further information.  Closes October 31, 2005.  Candidates who are not contacted within 3 months of the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.
* Provisional title 

The University is an equal opportunity employer and
is committed to a No-Smoking Policy

Liz Hamp-Lyons

Honorary Professor
HOC 412, Faculty of Education
The University of Hong Kong
email: lizhl at hkucc.hku.hk
Website for school-based assessment projects: http://web.hku.hk/~sbapro

Honorary Professorial Fellow, School of Languages
Associate, Language Testing Research Centre
The University of Melbourne
VIC 3010
email: lizhl at unimelb.edu.au 

Special Professor (Applied Linguistics)
School of English Studies
University of Nottingham
University Park, 
Nottingham NG7 2RD

Guest Professor
Division of International Exchange and Cooperation
Shanghai Jiaotong University 

Editor with Bill Condon of: 
Assessing Writing 
downloads: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/10752935

Editor with Ken Hyland of:
The Journal of English for Academic Purposes 
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