[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 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
> Pokfulam
> 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
> Australia
> email: lizhl at unimelb.edu.au 
> Special Professor (Applied Linguistics)
> School of English Studies
> University of Nottingham
> University Park, 
> Nottingham NG7 2RD
> England
> Guest Professor
> Division of International Exchange and Cooperation
> Shanghai Jiaotong University 
> China
> Editor with Bill Condon of: 
> Assessing Writing 
> http://www.elsevier.com/locate/asw 
> 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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