[EDLING:979] FYI Potential opportunity in Hong Kong
ClausLL at AOL.COM
ClausLL at AOL.COM
Wed Sep 14 04:37:03 UTC 2005
Hi Hon, This is a possibility for the future... THought you might be
interested in the direction this school is going with its assessment. XO LL
> 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
> 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
> 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
> http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jea p
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