Chair Professors in Department of English Language Education and Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies
The Education University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

The Education University of Hong Kong is a publicly funded university offering a diverse range of academic programmes at doctoral, master, bachelor and postgraduate diploma levels as well as other professional development programmes to over 11,000 students, serving teachers and professionals studying in education and related humanities, social sciences, and arts and culture disciplines. The University has a Graduate School and three Faculties, namely, Faculty of Education and Human Development, Faculty of Humanities, and Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, comprising altogether 16 Departments, with about 470 academic/teaching staff. It now features four University-level research centres and thirteen Faculty-level research and development centres covering various areas of expertise in Education, Humanities, Social Sciences and Liberal Arts.

The University aspires to become a leading university in the Asia Pacific region, focusing on Education and complementary disciplines, and recognised for its excellence in nurturing competent and caring professionals and the impact of scholarship. If you are excited by the prospect of contributing your expertise to the development of a leading multidisciplinary University at the heart of East Asia, we would like to hear from you.

For further details about the University, please visit its website at

The University is now looking for an outstanding scholar to take up the following appointment:

Chair Professors / Professors

The University is seeking to appoint senior academics who are creative, future-oriented with a passion for their work and a willingness to lead teams of bright and young academics towards successful careers and making a positive impact in their communities.

The applicants are expected to have a strong publication record and international reputation. They should also have leadership experience; be good teachers; and be able to contribute to collaborative research and academic programme development, to secure external funds, and to serve the community with their expertise. Applicants should also have an appreciation of the rewards and challenges of working in a multicultural context.

Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities comprises four cognate Departments, namely: Chinese Language Studies, English Language Education, Linguistics and Modern Language Studies, and Literature and Cultural Studies.


Applications / Nominations are invited from the following Departments:

Department of English Language Education / Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies

English Language Studies (Ref : CPP/ELE/LML/0417)

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in English Language or a related discipline. They should also have a strong publication record and strong international reputations/networks, leadership experience and be able to demonstrate effective university teaching, familiarity with student practicums, and the ability to contribute to collaborative research and academic programme development, to secure external funds, and to serve to the profession. The ideal candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: Teaching English as a second or foreign language; second language acquisition; discourse; sociolinguistics; and varieties of English.

For further details on the Faculty of Humanities, please visit the Faculty’s website at

Remuneration package will be highly competitive and attractive fringe benefits will be offered.

Applications or nominations with full curriculum vitae and completed application form should be sent to the “Secretary of Strategic Recruitment Search Committee” by email to of applications will start from 8May2017, and will continue until the post is filled.

Application Form is obtainable from (a); or (b) the Human Resources Office, 3/F, Cho Kwai Chee Foundation Building, The Education University of Hong Kong, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, NewTerritories, Hong Kong.Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes. For details of the Personal Information Collection Statement, please refer to

All applications/nominations will be treated in strict confidence.The University reserves the right not to fill the position or to fill the position by invitation. Those who are shortlisted will be contacted. Since the incumbent may engage in work relating to students in schools, prospective employee(s) may be requested to undergo Sexual Conviction Record Check operated by the Hong Kong Police Force.

EdUHK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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