Chair Professor/Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Linguistics and Translation

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Global Scholar Recruitment Campaign


City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is one of the world’s leading universities, known for innovation, creativity and research.  We are now seeking exceptional scholars to join us as Assistant Professors/Associate Professors/Professors/Chair Professors (on substantiation-track) in all academic fields with special focuses on One Health, Digital Society, Smart City, Matter, Brain, and related interdisciplinary areas.  Research fields of particular interest include, but not limited to:


•         biomedical science and engineering

•         veterinary science

•         computer science and data science

•         neuroscience and neural engineering

•         bio-statistics and AI-healthcare

•         smart/semi-conductor manufacturing

•         AI/robotics/autonomous systems

•         aerospace and microelectronics engineering

•         energy generation and storage

•         digital business and innovation management

•         fintech and business analytics

•         computational social sciences

•         digital humanities

•         digital and new media

•         law and technology

•         private law

•         healthy, smart and sustainable cities


Successful candidates should have a demonstrated ability to build a world-class research programme related to CityU’s strategic research areas, plus a commitment to education and student mentorship.  Candidates must possess a doctorate in their respective field by the time of appointment.


Applications and nominations are invited for :


Chair Professor/Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Linguistics) in the Department of Linguistics and Translation [Ref. C/800/09]


Duties :  Conduct quality and innovative research and publish in high-impact journals; teach and supervise students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and undertake administrative duties in course development, student activities, or programme management.


Requirements :  A PhD in Linguistics or related disciplines with competence in undertaking teaching and research in Linguistics and Language Applications, particularly in interdisciplinary areas across subject fields, including but not limited to: brain studies, neuroscience, psychology, cognition, computing, big data, AI, mathematics, philosophy, history, terminology, translation, cognitive studies of translation, and human-machine interactive translation.  Applicants in conventional linguistic subfields such as empirical or corpus linguistics, general linguistics, semantics, pragmatics, language acquisition and learning, pedagogical linguistics, sociolinguistics, phonetics and phonology are welcome. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong interest, training and publication record in interdisciplinary research or phonology.  Applications for senior post at Associate Professor level or above are particularly welcome.


Excellent teaching and professional experience with international exposure and establishment, strong research and administrative ability, and a proven record of publications would be advantages.


•         Candidates for Chair Professor and Professor should have outstanding research/grant records and international reputation.

•         Candidates for Associate Professor should have a number of high-impact publications and grants, and a demonstrated ability/potential to develop a research area on their own.

•         Candidates for Assistant Professor should have demonstrated potential for high-impact publication and grant capture.


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.


Information and Application

Further information on the posts and the University is available at, or from the Department of Linguistics and Translation, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (email :


To apply, please submit an online application and include a current curriculum vitae.  Nominations can be sent directly to the Department (email:  Applications and nominations will receive full consideration until the positions are filled.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted; and those shortlisted for the post of Assistant Professor will be requested to arrange for at least 3 reference reports sent directly by the referees to the Department, specifying the position applied for.  The University's privacy policy is available on the homepage.


City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to the principle of diversity. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.


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