Teaching Fellow in Language Teaching and Learning / English Language and (Applied) Linguistics

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The Department of English and Communication within the Faculty of Humanities has a long history of conducting cutting-edge research in language and communication and producing high quality graduates for the professional workplace. With a team of around 27 full-time academic staff, our focus areas are professional communication and applied language studies, and we provide teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. More information can be obtained through the departmental homepage at http://www.engl.polyu.edu.hk/, including information about our key areas of research at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/engl/research/research-overview/.

The Department is now inviting applications for the position of Teaching Fellow in Language Teaching and Learning / English Language and (Applied) Linguistics.


The appointee will be required to:

(a) teach English and applied linguistics subjects in the above-mentioned areas.  The successful candidate should also be able to teach some of the following subjects: Analysis of English Pronunciation; Grammar and Meaning; English Lexis and Semantics; Testing and Assessment; Language Development and Use; English as a Global Lingua Franca, Technical and Web-Based Writing, English for Management; Introduction to English-Speaking Cultures; Drama for Language Learning; Language Arts for Creative Community Projects or any other subject(s) on the theory of linguistics, applied linguistics and communication;

(b) serve as a member on programme teaching teams, and assist in the development/updating of teaching materials;

(c) play a leadership role in one of the Department’s programmes;

(d) participate in and contribute to other academic and administrative activities in the Department as and when required; and

(e) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.


Applicants should have:

(a) at least a master’s degree and professional qualification in a relevant discipline; a PhD degree in a relevant discipline will be an advantage;

(b) not less than three years of post-qualification teaching experience at tertiary level;

(c) an excellent command of spoken and written English; and

(d) good subject knowledge, skills and competence in English language studies and/or applied linguistics.

Possession of the ability to teach one of the Department’s foreign language subjects (e.g. French, German, Spanish) will be an advantage.

Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.

Consideration of applications will commence on 4 September 2023 until the position is filled. 

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