Computational Communication and Data Journalism, Associate Professor/Assistant Professor

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
11 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
22 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) seeks to be a leading research-led liberal arts University in Asia for the world delivering academic excellence in a caring, creative and global culture. The University has a student population of circa 12,000 and a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes leading to the award of doctoral degrees.

School of Communication

The School of Communication of HKBU 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 sub-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels to circa 2,400 students. The dynamic academic environment entails Faculty members’ interdisciplinary collaboration across multiple fields of study. Under the University’s Talent100 recruitment drive, the School now invites applicants to fill the following positions:

Department of Journalism

Computational Communication and Data Journalism - Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (PR0105/19-20) 

The Department is looking for scholars who are willing to (i) work collaboratively towards and take up challenges of interdisciplinary research, such as data journalism, automated news writing, visual analytics for investigative reporting; (ii) teach and manage academic programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the hosting departments; and (iii) contribute to professional and institutional services.

Potential candidates should:  

  • possess a PhD degree in journalism, communication, media studies, computer science, or a relevant field;
  • have strong passion in interdisciplinary research, data journalism, AI and big data analytics for digital media; and 
  • have an established research track record and is expected to lead interdisciplinary research project teams for high impact data analytics and AI applications (applicable to the Associate Professor rank).

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

Rank and 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/creative works, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications and the 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. If not being invited for interview 4 months after the closing date, applicants may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will be disposed of after 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: 22 October 2019 or until the positions are filled with qualified individuals

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