Job opportunity: Research Instructional Officer at CUHK



Department/UnitDepartment of Linguistics and Modern Languages, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Position: Research Instructional Officer
Closing Date: July 16, 2010
Post Specification

Applicants should have (i) a Master’s degree in Linguistics, Deaf Studies or a related discipline; (ii) substantial teaching experience in the area of deaf culture, deaf history and sign language teaching (normally at least 2 years); (iii) proficiency in written English, fluency in any sign languages; (iv) good presentation skills; and (v) knowledge and experience in developing course materials.

The appointee will be based at the Centre for Sign Linguistics and Deaf Studies of Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages. Training in Hong Kong Sign Language will be provided.

The appointee will teach subjects including deaf history, sign language teaching, teaching methodology at the sub-degree level. Students are deaf adults from different countries in the Asia Pacific region recruited under the Asia Pacific Sign Linguistics Research and Training Program (APSL). Further information about the APSL is available at

Appointments will initially be made on contract basis for one year commencing October 2010, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview in August 2010.

Monthly Salary and Fringe Benefits

Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers eligible staff 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 2696 1461.

Completed forms, together with copies of qualification documents, should reach the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong by the closing date.

Please quote the reference number and mark ‘Application – Confidential’ on cover. The Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request.

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