Assistant Professor - Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (HK)
20 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


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 a leading centre 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 team comprising members from Hong Kong, the Chinese Mainland, Taiwan, the UK and Australia. The Programme has particular strengths in literary translation, minority cultures in translation, and interpreting, and is expanding its profile in the field of translation technology.

Assistant Professor (PR0188/20-21)

The Department is now seeking applicants for the above position. 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 areas: (i) translation technology and localization; (ii) audiovisual translation (including modes of assistive audiovisual translation such as audio description); (iii) community interpreting; 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.

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

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

Initial appointment will be offered on a fixed-term contract of three years. 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 three referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, directly to the Personnel Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk). 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 advertised posts, and the appointment will be offered according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 15 January 2021

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