Dr. CATEDRAL Lydia Hwa-Che Medill

Position(s) Available

Job opportunity (deadline 25 January 2021):

The Department of Linguistics and Translation is looking to hire a Research Assistant or Technical Assistant from February – April 2021 to work on videography projects. The successful applicant will be responsible for creating four short videos for the course GE2111: Image of the City. Three of the videos will be interview based with some b-roll, and one will be an instructional video. They will work closely with Dr. Catedral, the instructor for the course, regarding the content and structure of the videos. They must have access to video and sound equipment and should be prepared to travel to three different locations in Hong Kong in order to make these videos. The number of hours per week and the pay will depend upon the applicant’s qualifications and experience.


-       Must have demonstrated evidence of having filmed and edited their own videos

-       Be self-motivated and able to manage their own video projects with limited supervision

-       Be able to interact comfortably with people and students of diverse backgrounds

-       Must be able to provide HK ID card or evidence of eligibility to work in Hong Kong

 Interested and qualified applicants should send their CV and their reel (samples of their work) to Dr. Lydia Catedral at lcatedra@cityu.edu.hk by 25 January 2021 by midnight.


Call for applications [NOW CLOSED]

PhD Position in Sociolinguistics / Discourse Analysis – Deadline: December 1, 2020

The Department of Linguistics and Translation at the City University of Hong Kong is offering a PhD position in the area of sociolinguistics / discourse analysis. Qualified applicants should have an MA (or a BA with first class honors) in a related field and an interest in at least one of the following areas of research: language and transnational migration; discourse and politics; language, power, marginality and social justice; or spatiotemporal approaches to language use and language ideologies more generally. Preference will be given to students with language abilities in Tagalog and/or Cantonese.

Qualified applicants may be eligible for substantial funding through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (currently approximately US$40,000 yearly for 3 years plus conference funding each year, potentially further supplemented by research assistantships and teaching fellowships) and the City University of Hong Kong thereafter for longer projects. Application procedure:

Step 1: Applicants should first submit an initial application at the Research Grants Council (RGC) Online Application System (OAS) (www.rgc.edu.hk/hkphd) to obtain a RGC reference number (RGC’s deadline: December 1st 2020[at 12 noon GMT +8 hours]).

Step 2: Applicants are then required to submit a full application, together with supporting documents, to CityU's Online Admission System (https://www.cityu.edu.hk/pg/research-degree-programmes/apply-now), and quote the RGC reference number (CityU’s deadline: December 1st 2020). Make reference to the “Sociolinguistics/Discourse Analysis PhD position” in your application materials.

For further information about admissions for this opportunity write to Dr. Lydia Catedral at lcatedra@cityu.edu.hk. Announcement of Fellowship results: March 2021