CfA: Head of Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies


The Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies (CBS) is one of the constituent departments of the Faculty of Humanities. One of the core missions of CBS is to promote and develop studies of Chinese, multilingualism, and language science in Chinese contexts. With over 50 full-time academic and teaching staff members, CBS is a vibrant centre for research in the areas of Chinese linguistics, corpus linguistics, speech and communication disorders, cognitive neuroscience, bilingual communication, Chinese language education, Chinese language testing, language technology, and translation and interpreting. The Department is also devoted to offering highquality education programmes at different levels (bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral) in Chinese Linguistics, Chinese Language Education, Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Speech Therapy, Translating and Interpreting, Bilingual Corporate Communication, as well as Korean /Japanese language and culture courses at bachelor’s level. Within the Department, there is a PolyU-PKU Research Centre on Chinese Linguistics, a Speech Therapy Unit, a Research Centre for Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience, and a Centre for Translation Studies. CBS colleagues also conduct highly interdisciplinary research using advanced technologies (e.g., MRI, EEG/ERP, VR, AI/NLP) and facilities (e.g., University Research Facility in Behavioural and Systems Neuroscience). The medium of instruction and administration is English. More information about the Department may be found at

The University is now inviting applications and nominations for the post of Head of Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies. The successful candidate will be appointed as Chair Professor/Professor normally on regular terms of appointment (equivalent to tenured professorship), commensurate with his/her qualifications and experience, and will hold a concurrent headship appointment. The concurrent headship appointment is normally for an aggregate period of six years in two three-year terms of office. Other suitable candidate(s) from the search, if deemed appropriate by the University, may be appointed as Chair Professor/Professor if not as Head of Department.

Consideration of applications and nominations will commence on 1 August 2022 until the position is filled.

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