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Assistant Professor in the Department of English [Ref. C/117/09]

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education. As a publicly-funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students’ talent and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement. Currently, the University has six Colleges/Schools. Within the next two years, the University aims to recruit 100 more scholars from all over the world in various disciplines, including science, engineering, business, social sciences, humanities, law, creative media, energy, environment, and other strategic growth areas.

Applications are invited for the above post:

The Department of English is a leading centre for English studies in the Asian region, and has an international reputation for its research on English language and literature. Faculty in the Department typically teach five courses a year, covering a wide range of subjects such as Asian Englishes, Asian literature in English, creative writing, discourse analysis, English for academic purposes, English in China, genre analysis, intercultural communication, pragmatics, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, world Englishes, and world literature in English.  Further information of the Department is available at


Applications are invited from well-qualified candidates in any of the above specialisations.  New faculty will be expected to teach on the first-year foundation course in ‘Gateway English’ (GE), in addition to their areas of specialisation. Currently, the GE English program includes courses on discipline-specific English (English for Business Communication, English for Science, and English for Engineering), British and American Literary and Cultural Studies, Creative Writing, Asian Literature in English, Travel Writing, Life Writing, Film, Theater/Drama and Popular Culture. In addition, faculty are expected to contribute significantly to the Department’s research profile. 

The post is a substantiation-track position.  Applications from candidates interested in a Visiting Assistant Professor position, tenable for 2 years, are also welcome.


A PhD in English Studies or a closely-related subject.  Experience and background in teaching English to Asian students is desirable but not essential.  An enthusiasm for research and publishing is, however, both expected and required.

Salary and Conditions of Service

Remuneration package will be driven by market competitiveness and individual performance. Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable). Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract.

Application and Information

For further information or queries about the post, please email Professor Rocio DAVIS at

Please send the application with a current curriculum vitae and names of three referees to the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong [Fax : (852) 2788 1154 or (852) 3442 0311/email :].  Applications and nominations received by 15 January 2012 will receive full consideration.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position.  Personal data provided by applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the University’s personal data policies, a copy of which will be provided upon request.

The University also offers a number of visiting positions through its "CityU International Transition Team" for current graduate students and for early-stage and established scholars, as described at

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially those who will enhance the diversity of our staff.

City University of Hong Kong was ranked the 110th among the world’s top universities and the 15th in Asia according to the Quacquarelli Symonds 2011 surveys.

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