26.1915, Jobs: Phonology; Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong

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Subject: 26.1915, Jobs: Phonology; Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong

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Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2015 20:18:03
From:  The Human Resources Office [AP279 at hku.hk]
Subject: Phonology; 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 Phonology in the School of Humanities (Linguistics)
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Phonology 


Description:

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest
international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been
at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The
University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research
disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and
institutes/centres. There are over 27,700 undergraduate and postgraduate
students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic
and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of
whom are internationally renowned.

Assistant Professor in Phonology in the School of Humanities (Linguistics)
(Ref.: 201500279)

Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in Phonology
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 phonological theories, as well
as in the collection and analysis of primary phonological data. A secondary
expertise in another area of linguistics, such as computational linguistics,
fieldwork, laboratory phonology, and/or morphology 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
phonological systems. The appointee will be expected to teach up to 4 courses
per year 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, totaling 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
result.



Application Deadline: 15-Jul-2015 
	  
Email Address for Applications: AP279 at hku.hk 
Contact Information
	The Human Resources Office 
	Email: AP279 at hku.hk 


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