HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

Associate Professor of Practice / Senior Lecturer / Lecturer - Journalism

Location
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
Friday, 11 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Friday, 16 October 2020
Ref
PR0074/20-21
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION

Founded in 1968, the School of Communication comprises the Academy of Film, Department of Communication Studies and Department of Journalism, offering 20 programmes at the sub-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels to 2,000 students. As a leading school of communication, journalism, and film studies in the Asia-Pacific region, its faculty members work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary academic environment that entails collaboration across multiple fields of study.  The School now invites applicants to fill the following positions:

Department of Journalism
 
Associate Professor of Practice / Senior Lecturer / Lecturer (PR0074/20-21)

We are looking for outstanding professionals in the media industry with expertise in (i) media law and ethics, (ii) business and financial news reporting or (iii) digital journalism to join our dedicated team of academic and teaching staff.

The appointees are expected to:
(a)    engage principally in teaching and mentoring students at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and 
(b)    play an active role in guiding and inspiring students in experiential learning, applying professional knowledge in designing the curriculum and ensuring the School’s course offerings are kept abreast of industry developments.

Requirements:

  • at least seven years of relevant working experience;
  • strong professional skills and expertise acquired through industry practice; and
  • high professional standing in their respective fields, as shown by their leadership positions, exemplary innovations, industry awards and portfolios of acclaimed works.

     
While higher academic qualifications are desirable, the candidates will primarily be appointed on the basis of their:

  • professional achievements;
  • passion for teaching; and
  • ability to demonstrate the latest industrial application of knowledge and technology in the media industry.

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, experience, professional standing and level of experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk) and send in the latest teaching evaluation results. Those 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 unless upon request. Details of the 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: 16 October 2020

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