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Head of the Department of English Language Education (Ref: 2300455)

The Education University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong (HK)
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posted Date
May 1, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Founded in 1994 and awarded the University title in 2016, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) is a publicly funded university, dedicated to the advancement of teacher education and related disciplines through a diverse offering of academic, professional and research programmes.  Approaching its 30th anniversary, the University aspires to become a leading university in the Asia Pacific region and beyond, with a focus on educational and multidisciplinary research, development and innovation. We are committed to nurturing outstanding and caring educators and professionals as well as enhancing the impact of scholarship.

The University has an academic/teaching staff strength of about 450 and total student headcount of about 11,000.  It has a Graduate School and three Faculties, namely, Faculty of Education and Human Development, Faculty of Humanities, and Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, comprising 16 academic departments, as well as a number of University-level research centres and Faculty-level research and professional development centres.  For more information about the University, please visit

To continue pursuing excellence in the advancement of knowledge, scholarship and innovation through high quality research, we are seeking enthusiastic and highly dedicated academics to join the University in support of its strategic development in diverse areas.


Head of the Department of English Language Education (Ref: 2300455)


We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced scholar to lead the Department of English Language Education. The Head of Department will assume the overall responsibility for academic leadership and strategic direction to the department in line with the vision and mission of the Faculty of Humanities and the University.  He/She will report to the Dean of Faculty of Humanities.

Specifically, the appointee is expected to lead new course developments as well as research and other academic and scholarly activities, foster an environment affording the research and teaching in the Department, and oversee the organization and staff planning of the Department.  He/She is expected to have strong connections as well as strategic partnership with local and international professional organizations, educational institutions, and research communities to sustain and further consolidate the Department’s strategic position in English Language Education and sociolinguistics, especially in the Greater Bay Area and Asia.  In addition, The Head of Department should provide mentorship to novice researchers in the Department and have a commitment to academic excellence, inclusivity, and diversity.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in the areas of sociolinguistics, digital humanities, and/or second language acquisition.  He/She should be an outstanding academic leader with strong interdisciplinary expertise and a record of successful bidding of external grants. Interest in providing leadership for developing the Faculty’s new strategic focus on “Comparative Cultures of Care” will be viewed favorably.

For information on the Department, please visit this website:   

The successful applicant will be offered appointment at the academic rank (viz., Associate Professor / Professor / Chair Professor) commensurate with qualifications and experience; the headship appointment will be on a concurrent basis for an initial period of about 3 years with the possibility of renewal for a second term.  Remuneration package will be highly competitive and negotiable, and attractive fringe benefits including housing benefits where appropriate, will be provided.

The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for this post.  Applicants should complete the online application form and upload a full CV.  Review of applications will start from 15 May 2023, and will continue until the post is filled.  Applications which are incomplete or without the required documents may not be considered.  Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.  For details of the Personal Information Collection Statement, please refer to


All applications will be treated in strict confidence.  Only those who are shortlisted will be contacted.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position(s) advertised.  Since the incumbent’s work would involve contacts with persons aged under 18 and/or mentally incapacitated persons, prospective employee(s) will be required to undergo Sexual Conviction Record Check operated by the Hong Kong Police Force.

Further information about the University is available at

EdUHK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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