Research Assistant Professor, Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies

Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
21 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
18 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies 

The Department invites applications for the post of Research Assistant Professor. The appointee is expected to conduct an independent programme of research and pursue initiatives to secure research funding. He/She will also teach two courses per year in the Department.

The position is linked to the Arts Faculty’s interdisciplinary research niche of “Wellbeing, Value, and the Public Good”. The Department is particularly interested in applicants with research interests relating to the sub-themes of Public Culture and Minority Studies. Relevant areas of interest include (i) Translation, cultural production and the public good; (ii) Translation and accessibility (including audio description, sign-language interpreting, and healthcare-related translation and interpreting provision); and (iii) Minority languages and cultures in translation.

Applicants should possess a PhD in Translation, Interpreting, Intercultural Studies, or other relevant field, and should have a promising record of research and publications. In addition, post-doctoral experience, especially in research project applications, will be considered favourably.

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

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 posts advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 18 January 2021

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