Lecturer I/Lecturer II, Department of Sociology

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 9 January 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Department of Sociology

The Department is seeking applicants (i) with teaching expertise in a wide variety of areas, including but not limited to: aging/life courses, sociology of health, food, race and ethnicity, sports, and religion, (ii) who preferably are able to teach introductory sociology, sociological theories, and writing for sociology; and (iii) who are able to supervise students’ research projects, and contribute to student advising and internship supervision.

Applicants are expected to hold a PhD degree in Sociology at the time of appointment. They should also be able to demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching, and willing to work with students from diverse backgrounds and collaboratively with colleagues. Those without a doctoral degree may be considered if their other qualifications are strong.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of up to 18 months commencing January 2020. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement.

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) and send in (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) teaching-related materials (syllabi, and peer and student evaluations of teaching of  last three years, if any); and (5) three samples of publications (if any). Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) direct.  Those not invited for interview four months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials will be disposed of after 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 post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 10 November 2019 (or until the position is filled)

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