Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Wednesday, 16 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Friday, 15 November 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


Department of English Language and Literature

Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (PR0145/19-20)

The Department of English Language and Literature of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is currently inviting applications for two appointments at the open rank of Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor.

Appointees should possess (1) a PhD in English or a closely-related discipline; (2) an active, impact-bearing research programme including evidence of (or potential for) successfully granted research funded from public and/or private sources; (3) documented evidence of excellence in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels; and (4) a proven (or potential) track record of administrative innovation. Candidates possessing credible experience in curriculum development and student-centered pedagogy, promoting promising ties with potential collaborating institutions, and building capacity to nurture academic leadership and well-being within the Department and the Faculty of Arts more broadly will be most actively considered.

Appointees should preferably demonstrate in-depth expertise in at least one of the following areas: Linguistics, English Literature and Comparative Studies, and Interdisciplinary Studies.


The appointee is expected to teach a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses with expertise in at least two of the following areas: (a) World Englishes with a particular focus upon Asian varieties; (b) corpus construction and research; (c) L1/L2 acquisition; (d) grammar and syntax; (e) morphology; and (f) sociolinguistics.

English Literature and Comparative Studies

The appointee is expected to teach a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses with expertise in at least two of the following areas: (a) canonical literatures in English; (b) gender and literature; (c) cross- and intercultural literary studies; (d) literary theory; (e) modern/contemporary literature; (f) world literature; (g) Chinese-Western literary relations; and (h) theories in comparative literature.

Interdisciplinary Studies

The appointee is expected to teach a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses with expertise in at least two of the following areas: (a) digital humanities; (b) Hong Kong Studies; and (c) well-being, ethics, and the public good.

HKBU has established itself as a comprehensive research university with liberal arts at its core; it resides in one of the world’s great cities fostering a vibrant intellectual community. Faculty and students engage members of the academic community in pursuit of transformative teaching and innovative research; the work of the Department is also expected to make meaningful and measurable impact on the community beyond the campus. Adhering to the purpose of the greater good, the Department of English Language and Literature is fully committed to the distinctive and creative dissemination of knowledge, particularly regarding the comparative and intercultural dimensions of English studies in local and global contexts.

This is a tenure-track appointment commencing not later than 1 September 2020.

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). Where available, applicants should send in (i) an updated CV, (ii) their teaching evaluation results of the last three years, (iii) a teaching portfolio, and (iv) any additional materials that the applicant believes will help the search panel make an informed decision. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) direct. Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples and scholarly/creative works will be disposed after the completion of the recruitment exercise. 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 posts advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 16 November 2019

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