Assistant Professor in Linguistics (Ref. 220607001) (Hong Kong)


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong. It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees. It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,200. The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.6 billion.


Assistant Professor in Linguistics (Ref. 220607001)

The Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies (CBS) is one of the constituent departments of the Faculty of Humanities. One of the core missions of CBS is to promote and develop studies of Chinese, multilingualism, and language science in Chinese contexts. With around 50 full-time academic and teaching staff members, CBS is a vibrant centre for research in the areas of Chinese linguistics, corpus linguistics, speech and communication disorders, cognitive neuroscience, bilingual communication, Chinese language education, Chinese language testing, language technology, and translation and interpreting. The Department is also devoted to offering high-quality education programmes at different levels (bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral) in Chinese Linguistics, Chinese Language Education, Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Speech Therapy, Translating and Interpreting, Bilingual Corporate Communication, as well as Korean/Japanese language and culture courses at bachelor’s level. Within the Department, there is a PolyU-PKU Research Centre on Chinese Linguistics, a Speech Therapy Unit, a Research Centre for Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience, and a Centre for Translation Studies. CBS colleagues also conduct highly interdisciplinary research using advanced technologies (e.g., MRI, EEG/ERP, VR, AI/NLP) and facilities (e.g., University Research Facility in Behavioural and Systems Neuroscience). The medium of instruction and administration is English. More information about the Department may be found at

The appointee will be required to (a) engage in teaching and related learning activities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; (b) assume an important role in curriculum design and development; (c) undertake academic research in the Linguistics, preferably with the specialism in Psycholinguistics, Neurolinguistics, Experimental Phonetics, Quantitative Linguistic Methods, including but not limited to actively pursuing for external research grants; (d) provide support for academic development and departmental objectives, and play an active role in programme management; (e) render professional service to the discipline and/or the community at large; and (f) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.

Applicants should have (a) a PhD degree in Linguistics, preferably with the specialism in Psycholinguistics, Neurolinguistics, Experimental Phonetics, Quantitative Linguistic Methods; (b) relevant post-qualification teaching and research experience and a proven record of relevant academic and/or professional achievements; (c) a high level of fluency in both English and Chinese; and (d) a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarly activities and professional service.

Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisements need not re-apply.

Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Appointment will only be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.


Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website ( Consideration of applications will commence on 27 July 2022 until the position is filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.