Chair Professor / Professor / Associate Professor in Chinese Culture

Hong Kong (HK)
Monday, 16 November 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 31 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong.  It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees.  It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,200.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.4 billion.  


Chair Professor / Professor / Associate Professor in Chinese Culture (Ref. 20111604)

The Department of Chinese Culture is an academic department within the Faculty of Humanities. Its mission is to offer high-quality teaching and research programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the areas of Chinese Classics, Literature, History, Philosophy, Religion and Arts. Currently, the Department offers PhD and MPhil programmes, a taught-master degree programme, a major degree programme in Bilingual Interdisciplinary Chinese Studies, a minor degree programme in Chinese Culture, and university-wide general education courses.  The media of instruction are English and Putonghua. Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.


The appointee will be required to:

(a)    engage in active teaching in various areas of Chinese Culture and undertake related pedagogical activities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
(b)    engage in programme/curriculum design and development, consultancy projects and other scholarly activities that help promote the department’s mission and vision;

(c)    undertake scholarly research in his/her area of expertise and play an exemplary role in scholarly activities (especially for those appointed at the Chair Professor level);

(d)    provide administrative support and advice for academic and departmental affairs; 

(e)    render service to committee work of all levels in the University as well as to the scholarly community; and

(f)    perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.

An appointee at Chair Professor / Professor levels will be expected to provide academic leadership in his/her area of expertise.


Applicants should have:

(a)    a PhD degree in a relevant discipline;

(b)    a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and learning;

(c)    substantial years of relevant teaching and/or research experience in an international context;

 (d)    a strong record of research activities and output as well as a concrete plan for continuing development in his/her area(s) of specialization; and

(e)    an excellent command of both English and Chinese.

Candidates with academic standing not commensurate with the rank of Chair Professor / Professor will be considered for appointment at the level of Associate Professor.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at


Please send a completed application form by post with the names and addresses of three referees to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to Application forms can be downloaded from If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.   

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