Research Assistant Professor in Creativity, Self and Society

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (HK)
Tuesday, 29 December 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Department of Humanities and Creative Writing

The “Creative, Self and Society” Research Group of the Faculty of Arts is now inviting applications for a Research Assistant Professor to be affiliated with the Department of Humanities & Creative Writing. 

The appointee is expected to teach introductory and interdisciplinary courses in the Department. Preferred teaching and research topics are in Cultural Studies relevant to the focus of the Research Group. 

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

The “Creative, Self and Society” Research Group was developed under the Faculty’s Research Niche Area of “Well Being, Value and the Public Good.” The CSS Group aims to develop excellence in research on creativity through scholarly studies and creative practices with a focus on areas such as identity and selfhood, environmental awareness, a deeper understanding of society in a trans-cultural context, and the fostering of imaginative and critical thinking, all of which are essential to well-being, value, and the public good.

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

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

Initial appointment will be offered on a contract of three years commencing May 2021. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding. 

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, preferably two 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 post with PR number quoted to the Personnel Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) direct. All application materials including publication samples 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.

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 applicable at the time of offer.

Review of applications will begin on 29 December 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

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