Job opportunity: Research Assistant Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong



Applications are invited for:
Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Research Assistant Professor
(Ref. 1011/115(699)/2) (Closing date: April 11, 2011)
Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in linguistics with relevant postdoctoral research experience in language acquisition, Chinese linguistics or sign linguistics; (ii) strong commitment to excellence in linguistic research on signed and spoken language development of deaf children; (iii) a solid publication record; and (iv) knowledge of Hong Kong sign language and deaf studies. The appointee will be based at the Centre for Sign Linguistics and Deaf Studies of the Department. Duties include (a) developing assessment tools or experiments to investigate the linguistic development of deaf and hearing children in Hong Kong; (b) implementing training in sign linguistics and language acquisition to students and junior researchers; and (c) assisting the Principal Investigator and Programme Manager in project operation.  Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for up to two years commencing May 2011, renewable subject to mutual agreement.
Salary and Fringe Benefits
Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including medical care. Further information about the University and the general terms of service for appointments is available at  The terms mentioned herein are for reference only and are subject to revision by the University.
Application Procedure
Application forms are obtainable (a) at, or (b) in person/by mail with a stamped, self-addressed envelope from the Personnel Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, or (c) by fax polling at (852) 2696 1461.
Completed forms, together with copies of qualification documents, a publication list and/or abstracts of selected published paper, should reach the Personnel Office by the closing date. Alternatively, applicants may fax to (852) 2696 1462 their full resume, with names, addresses and fax numbers/e-mail addresses of three referees to whom the applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references (unless otherwise specified). The Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request. Please quote the reference number and mark ‘Application – Confidential’ on cover.

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