HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

Assistant Professor - Faculty of Arts

Location
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Posted
12 May 2020
End of advertisement period
19 Jul 2020
Ref
PR0359/19-20
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

FACULTY OF ARTS

Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies

The Department was first established as the “Translation Programme” in 1990, and was awarded full independent departmental status in 2019. During our 30-year history, we have built a reputation as one of the leading centres in the region for teaching and research in Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies. The Department offers teaching at BA, MA and Research Postgraduate levels, and is among the most internationalized in the region, with an academic staff comprising members from Hong Kong, the Chinese Mainland, Taiwan, Spain, the UK and Australia. The Programme has particular strengths in literary translation, minority cultures in translation, and interpreting, and is also expanding its profile in the field of translation technology.

Assistant Professor (2 positions) (PR0359/19-20) 

The Department is now seeking applicants for the above positions. Applicants from all areas of the discipline will be considered. Preference will be given to those with expertise in at least one of the following clusters: (i) translation theory; (ii) translation technology, translation-related applications of big data, and localization; (iii) interpreting studies; and (iv) intercultural studies, preferably with interests in minority cultures. Given the Chinese/English orientation of the majority of the Department’s course offerings, a command of Chinese is expected.

Appointees will undertake undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and will be expected to play an active role in research and publication. They will also be responsible for supervision of undergraduate honours projects and postgraduate dissertations at the Master’s and Doctoral levels. Appointees are also expected to take on administrative duties.

Applicants should possess a PhD in Translation, Interpreting, Intercultural Studies or other relevant fields, have an appropriate research and publication record, and teaching experience at the tertiary level.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years, commencing not later than January 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). 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. Those 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. 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 then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 19 July 2020

 

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