English Linguistics: Univ. of Hong Kong (fwd)

Elaine J. Francis efrancis at HKUCC.HKU.HK
Thu Sep 23 10:18:00 UTC 1999

The University of Hong Kong is one of the leading international
comprehensive research universities in the Asia-Pacific
region, with more than 100 departments and sub-divisions of studies and
learning. There is currently an enrolment of more than 15,000 students
(6,000 at postgraduate level). Research students come from more than 40
countries. The medium of instruction is English. The University is
committed to its vision of globalisation, together with excellence in
scholarship and research.

Assistant Professor in English Linguistics
Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in English
Linguistics (with specialisation open) in the Department of English (Ref.:
RF-1999/2000-66). The appointment, which is subject to availability of
funding, will initially be made on a fixed-term basis of three years,
tenable from 1 September 2000, with a possibility of renewal.

The Department of English provides integrated programmes in English
Studies, offering teaching in both English linguistics and literature in
English. Linguistics staff in the Department undertake teaching and
research in English language and linguistics, including the phonology,
morphology and syntax of English, sociolinguistics, literary linguistics,
and critical linguistics. Interdisciplinary approaches to the study of
English are encouraged. Applicants should note that the Department is not
an ESL teaching unit.  The appointee will be expected to offer courses in
their areas of specialisation, to contribute to the teaching of existing
courses at both undergraduate and Master's levels, to supervise M.Phil and
PhD students, and to pursue an active programme of research and
publication. Further details, including information about the Department's
research profile, are available from the Department's website

Annual salary [attracting 15% (taxable) terminal gratuity] for an Assistant
Professor (in the grade of Lecturer) is on an 11-point scale, with starting
salary depending on qualifications and experience: HK$554,280 - HK$925,980*
(approx. £44,236 - £73,901; sterling equivalents as at 14 September 1999).
*An appointee with an annual salary at HK$740,640 (approx. £59,109) or
above may be considered for the award of the title of Associate Professor.
At current rates, salaries tax will not exceed 15% of gross income. The
appointment carries leave, medical and dental benefits, an allowance for
children's education in Hong Kong, and, in most cases, a financial subsidy
under the Home Financing Scheme for reimbursing either the actual rental
payments or the actual mortgage repayment up to the relevant maximum
entitlement may be provided.

Further particulars and application forms can be obtained on WWW at
http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/; or from the Appointments Unit (Senior),
Registry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Fax (852) 2540 6735 or
2559 2058; E-mail: APPTUNIT at REG.HKU.HK). Closes 12 November 1999. The
University is an equal opportunity employer and enjoys a smoke-free

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