Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Humanities and Cultural Studies (tenure track)

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (HK)
Monday, 2 November 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 31 January 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Department of Humanities and Creative Writing

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Humanities and Cultural Studies (tenure track) (PR0157/20-21)

The Department of Humanities and Creative Writing is now inviting applications for an open rank professorship in the Humanities Programme. 

The appointee is expected to teach a range of introductory and upper level broad-based, and interdisciplinary courses in the Department. 

Preferred teaching and research topics include the following: Environmental Humanities, Eco-Feminism, Critical Theories, Cultural Studies, Feminist Literary Studies, New Media Studies, Intellectual History and Ethnic Studies. Priority will be given to research that attends to intersections of gender, race, class, coloniality, materialities, and species in cultural imaginaries of the environment. 

Other responsibilities include related research and publication, and supervision of undergraduate honours projects and postgraduate theses. Dedication to excellence in teaching as well as research is essential, as is commitment to work in a bilingual and bicultural setting. 

Service to the Programme/Department/Faculty/University is also required.

The Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, the home of (i) Humanities Programme and (ii) Creative and Professional Writing Programme, incorporates a bilingual, interdisciplinary and cross-cultural curriculum that develops and sustains the whole person education mission of Hong Kong Baptist University. 

The appointee will be expected to teach courses in the humanities fields, and will participate fully in our department while also helping us to build and envision an innovative future in our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Applicants should possess a relevant PhD degree, with sound research and a record of refereed publication record, and teaching experience at the tertiary level.

The appointment is offered on a tenure track. Initial appointment will be offered on a fixed-term contract of up to three years commencing September 2021. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding. Outstanding candidates at Associate Professor or above rank may be considered for tenure on appointment.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be offered according to the terms and conditions that applicable at the time of offer.

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, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications.  Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, headlined the name of the Department with PR number quoted to the Personnel Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) direct. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will not be returned after the completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

Review of applications will begin in early December 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

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