Job Openings


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in English Linguistics/Language and Communication in the School of English
(Ref.: 201700275)

Applications are invited for tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in English Linguistics/ Language and Communication in the School of English of the Faculty of Arts, to commence on January 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

The School of English offers an integrated programme in English Studies, including undergraduate teaching and supervision of research students in English and American Literatures, World Literature in English, English Linguistics, World Englishes, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, and Language Acquisition. It also offers an undergraduate interdisciplinary programme in Language and Communication, which focuses on the study and use of language in multilingual contexts, particularly in Asia, as well as languages in socio-cultural contexts. The School also contributes to the teaching of the B.A. & B.Ed. in Language Education (English) and the B.A. (Literary Studies) & L.L.B. double degree programmes. Further details, including information about the School’s research profile in language and linguistics, can be found at http://www.english.hku.hk/. Please note that the School is not involved in ESL teaching.

The position is open to scholars working in any subfield of English linguistics or language and communication. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline and an active research record, and be prepared to teach and supervise at the B.A., M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels. The appointee should be able to contribute to the teaching of both the English Studies programme and the programme in Language and Communication.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with the appointee's qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V., a writing sample (one dissertation chapter or published article), and three letters of recommendation, in PDF format, directly to soesrapp@hku.hk. 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/.  Closes April 30, 2017.

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

The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. To promote gender diversity and professional advancement of women, the Faculty of Arts expressly encourages qualified women to apply.


Last updated: 3 March 2017