Research Assistant Professor in Applied Ethics

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
18 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Department of Religion and Philosophy

The appointee is expected to conduct independent research in the field of Cross-Cultural Health Humanities that includes but is not limited to bioethics, spirituality and religion in healthcare, as well as to assist senior academic staff to supervise postgraduate students and research assistants. He/She will have a significant role to play in the development of the new niche research area (Well-being, Value, and the Public Good) in the Department and the Faculty of Arts. There is an expectation that the appointee will apply for a General Research Fund (GRF) of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong. He/She is also expected to teach General Education courses for the Department not more than one course per semester in total.  

Applicants should possess a relevant PhD degree with an excellent track record of relevant postdoctoral research experience. Priority will be given to applicants with successful experience in research project application and competence in interdisciplinary approaches in teaching.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of two to three years. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to performance review, mutual agreement and availability of funding.

Those who have responded to the advertisement of Research Assistant Professor in Cross-Cultural Health Humanities posted in December 2018 need not re-apply.

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). Applicants are requested to send in samples of publications, preferably the three best ones out of their most recent publications, and 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. Applicants 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 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 post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 28 February 2019