HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor / Research Assistant Professor

Location
Kowloon Tong
Posted
Tuesday, 30 June 2020
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 25 August 2020
Ref
PR0413/19-20
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION

The School, consisting of the Academy of Film, Department of Communication Studies and Department of Journalism, has a thriving student population of over 1,500 who are enrolled in 14 Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD programs. Faculty members actively initiate and participate in interdisciplinary collaboration with researchers from universities in the US, Europe, and other parts of Asia.

Department of Communication Studies

The Department offers Bachelor’s degrees in advertising and branding, public relations, and organizational communication. Under the University’s Talent100 global recruitment drive, the Department invites applicants to fill two tenure-eligible positions in (a) public relations and (b) communication and technology, starting August 2021. In addition to the expertise associated with each position, candidates should exhibit attributes in the following paragraph. Scholars with a diverse cultural background are highly valued.

Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor / Research Assistant Professor (PR0413/19-20)

Potential candidates should: 

  • hold a PhD degree in communication or a relevant field (e.g., social psychology, information management, and computational linguistics);
  • have a track record of research publications in reputable communication and/or other high-impact social science journals;
  • be able to teach public relations courses and/or other communication courses (e.g. information technology and social impact, digital public relations, network analysis, data analytics, computational communication, influencer marketing, risk and crisis communication, group communication, and organizational communication); 
  • maintain an active research agenda and produce quality research outputs; 
  • demonstrate capability of obtaining competitive external funding; and
  • match with the existing department strengths.

Initial appointment will be offered on a fixed-term contract of two to three years. 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 samples of publications/creative works, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications and the latest teaching evaluation results. 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 who are not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works 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 posts advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 25 August 2020 (or until the positions are filled with qualified individuals)

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