26.1914, Jobs: Syntax: Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong

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Subject: 26.1914, Jobs: Syntax: Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong

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Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2015 20:15:16
From:  The Human Resources Office [AP280 at hku.hk]
Subject: Syntax: Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong

University or Organization: The University of Hong Kong 
Job Location: HKG, Hong Kong 
Job Title: Assistant Professor in Syntax in the School of Humanities (Linguistics)
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Syntax 


Assistant Professor in Syntax in the School of Humanities (Linguistics) (Ref.:

Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in Syntax in
the School of Humanities (Linguistics), to commence on January 2016, on a
three-year fixed-term basis, with consideration for tenure after satisfactory
completion of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

The Department of Linguistics in the School of Humanities is building in the
areas of phonetics, phonology, syntax, with a fieldwork focus; supplemented by
existing strengths in morphology, linguistic typology, psycholinguistics and
contact linguistics. We are strongly committed to solid empirical work of high
theoretical significance, and the study of non-Indo-European languages,
especially those of Asia. The department houses a laboratory phonology lab
(including ultrasound technology) and a psycholinguistics lab. EEG and fMRI
technology are also available at the University. In Hong Kong's Research
Assessment Exercise published in 2014, 73% of the Department's publications
were rated as "world-leading" or "internationally excellent", the two highest
rankings possible. The appointee will be expected to continue this high
standard through an active research and publication record.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Linguistics at the time of
appointment; with a strong background in core syntactic theories, as well as
in the collection and analysis of primary syntactic data. A secondary
specialization in semantics is highly desirable. A strong interest in another
area of linguistics, such as computational linguistics, experimental methods,
fieldwork, morphology, and/or typology would be an advantage. Applicants
should have promise for excellence in teaching undergraduate courses and
advising master's and doctoral students in the study of syntax and semantics.
The appointee will be expected to teach up to 4 courses per year (primarily in
syntax and ideally in semantics at all levels) and participate in the
governance of the Department and University.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee's
qualifications and experience will be offered.  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, as well as leave and medical
benefits.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an
up-to-date C.V. to the application email below. Application forms (341/1111)
can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further
particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Please indicate clearly in
the form the post applied for and the reference number. Closes July 15, 2015.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only
candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application

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

Application Deadline: 15-Jul-2015 
Email Address for Applications: AP280 at hku.hk 
Contact Information
	The Human Resources Office 
	Email: AP280 at hku.hk 

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