Professor of Practice / Associate Professor of Practice (in New Media)

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
26 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
18 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term

The University

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is committed to excellence in research, teaching, innovation and community engagement and aspires to be the region’s premier research-intensive liberal arts university. Through a holistic approach to education, complemented by a comprehensive international learning programme designed to broaden students’ horizons and global outlook, HKBU strives to unlock students’ creative potential and equip them with knowledge and skills required for today’s globalised world. The University has a student population of around 11,000 with a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (leading up to PhD level) offered in its Faculty of Arts, School of Business, School of Chinese Medicine, School of Communication, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Sciences and Academy of Visual Arts.

School of Communication

The School of Communication of Hong Kong Baptist University is a leading school of communication, journalism, and film studies in the Asia-Pacific region. It 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 circa 2,000 students. 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:

Professor of Practice / Associate Professor of Practice (in Public Relations and Advertising) (PR0338/18-19)

Professor of Practice / Associate Professor of Practice (in Film, Media Arts & Animation) (PR0339/18-19)

Professor of Practice / Associate Professor of Practice (in Journalism) (PR0340/18-19)

Professor of Practice / Associate Professor of Practice (in New Media) (PR0341/18-19)

The ideal candidates are expected to:

(a) be distinguished practitioners with a track record of exemplary professional practice and leadership in their fields;

(b)  i)  have at least ten years of relevant work experience for the post of Professor of Practice;

      ii)  have at least seven years of relevant work experience for the post of Associate Professor of Practice;

(c)  possess strong professional portfolio and expertise acquired through industry practice; and

(d)  be able to serve as liaison between industry and the University.

Successful candidates are expected to engage principally in teaching. They are expected to play an active role in guiding and inspiring students in experiential learning, applying their professional experience to the design of curriculum and ensuring the University’s course offerings are kept abreast of industry developments.

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

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and professional standing.

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/creative works, preferably three best ones out of their most recent works and recent teaching evaluation results (if any). 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 the completion of the recruitment exercise. 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 then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing Date: 18 April 2019


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