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Open Rank Faculty Position in English Studies Programme

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
Shenzhen, Guangdong (CN)
Closing date
Mar 31, 2024

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Open Rank Faculty Position in English Studies Programme (Ref. AC2022/043/01)

The appointees are expected to commence work in AY 2023-24.

  1. Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Tenure-stream) in:


  1. Linguistics: Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant area of Linguistics (specialization areas focusing on cognitive linguistics, pragmatics, and/or morpho-syntax and semantics) at the time of appointment. Candidates are expected to demonstrate solid evidence of (or potential for) high-quality teaching and service, and a strong track record of (or solid evidence of potential for) high-quality research/scholarship outcomes in the expertise area(s), as evidenced by research publications in competitive international outlets in the relevant areas of English and Linguistics studies. Candidates for Full or Associate Professor positions need to demonstrate academic leadership and strong commitment to the highest standard of excellence in developing and expanding new academic programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Successful applicants are expected to be able to teach over time a reasonably broad range of courses in core areas of linguistic studies. Experience in or a positive attitude towards supervising the research projects of both undergraduate and postgraduate students will be favorably considered.


  1. Computational Linguistics: Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree ideally in Linguistics, Computer Science, or a closely related field, with a primary specialization in Computational Linguistics or Natural Language Processing at the time of the appointment. Candidates should be familiar with at least one of the following areas: computational morphology, computational pragmatics, computational semantics, sentiment analysis, information extraction, and machine translation. Candidates should have experience building data-driven computational models of natural language using Python. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a record of or strong potential for high-quality teaching, service, and academic research.


  1. Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Tenure-stream) or

Associate Professor (Teaching)/Assistant Professor (Teaching)/Lecturer (Teaching-stream) in:


  1. Communication: Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in communication or a related field (specialization areas focusing on intercultural communication, organizational communication, technical communication, and/or technical/business writing). Candidates are expected to demonstrate a solid record of (or strong potential for) high quality teaching at the university level and evidence of (or potential for) successful research, scholarly and creative activities and publications.


Salary & Benefits


Salary will be competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be made under the establishment of CUHK, Shenzhen and statutory benefits will be provided according to the prevailing labor laws applicable in the People’s Republic of China. The appointee will be based at the University campus in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China. Successful applicants can also apply for additional benefits through high-talent schemes at the Guangdong provincial level, the Shenzhen city level, and the Longgang district level.


Application Procedure


Applicants should apply online at and upload up-to-date CV, certification of all degrees and teaching evaluation report. Applicants will be required to arrange three recommendation letters after being shortlisted.


About The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen


The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen is established in accordance with the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Chinese-foreign Cooperation in Running Schools upon approval of the Ministry of Education. It inherits the educational philosophy and academic systems of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. It is intended to evolve into a world-class research university with strong international orientation. It is committed to nurturing high-end talents with a global perspective, Chinese cultural tradition and social responsibility.



The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen [CUHK(SZ)] was founded through a Memorandum of Understanding between The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Shenzhen University and the Shenzhen Municipal Government. The new University is a research-orientated, forward-thinking, non-profit making University, which places emphasis on cross-disciplinary teaching and research. The establishment of CUHK(SZ) is an initiative to help nurture future generations of university graduates who are international in outlook, learned in the disciplines they follow, upright in their character, and committed to serving the needs of society.CUHK(SZ) will draw upon CUHK’s traditions of academic excellence and no effort will be spared to ensure that the teaching quality at CUHK(SZ) is on a par with that of the CUHK, so that it will become a preferred research university located in Shenzhen, firmly rooted in China, and endowed with a global vision. Students will be provided with an education experience distinguished by a flexible credit unit system, a college system, whole person general education, bilingualism as well as multiculturalism. With the mission of advancing creation, preservation, application and dissemination of knowledge through the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and public service; and the vision of establishing as a first-class research university regionally, nationally and internationally, CUHK(SZ) will provide world-class educational opportunities to students in the Pearl River Delta Region and China as a whole.Located in a picturesque site to the south of the Universiade Park in Longgang District, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, the campus of CUHK(SZ) occupies an area of around 100 hectares (1 million square metres) with a buildable area of around 500,000 square metres. The green pastures, the rolling hills and the serene lake offer stunning views and a quiet learning environment. The initial phase (55,000 square metres) of campus construction was completed in March of 2014, whilst the phase 1 (300,000 square metres) construction is expected to be completed in 2016.There are three schools in CUHK(SZ), namely the School of Management and Economics, the School of Science and Engineering, and the School of Humanities and Social Science. The Senate of CUHK is responsible for the assessment and approval of the academic programmes. CUHK(SZ) will first welcome 300 undergraduate students in fall 2014 in the School of Management and Economics. The School of Science and Engineering (SSE) will begin to admit undergraduate students in 2015. The University will also start to admit postgraduate students in the academic year of 2014 to 2015.

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