Language Centre

Research Associate / Senior Research Assistant (PR0414/19-20)

The appointee is expected to assist in a four-year research project “Writing Across the Curriculum - Building a Longitudinal and Cross-sectional Corpus of HKBU Student Academic Writing”, which aims at building and analysing a longitudinal and cross-sectional corpus of HKBU students’ academic writing. The appointee will be responsible for (i) collecting, editing, and coding corpus data in collaboration with other team members; (ii) analysing the corpus data; (iii) preparing research and pedagogical outputs, (iv) writing reports; and (iv) performing other project related duties as assigned by the Project Coordinator.
Applicants for Research Associate should possess a PhD degree in Applied Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics, or English for Academic Purposes or a Master's degree with 4+ years of work experience. Applicants for Senior Research Assistant should possess a Master’s degree preferably with 2+ years of work experience. They should be experienced in using corpus tools such as Sketch Engine, AntConc, MaxQDA, LancBox and have good knowledge of corpus building and analysis as well as statistics. 

Initial appointment will be offered on a fixed-term contract of one year commencing November 2020.  Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to performance review, mutual agreement and availability of funding.
Reference salary range:
Research Associate      :  HK$24,700 - HK$29,600
Senior Research Assistant :  HK$17,300 - HK$23,500

Those who have responded to the advertisement posted in July 2020 need not re-apply.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk). Applicants not invited for interview 8 weeks after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 4 October 2020

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