Research Assistant Professor in Chinese Culture, Religious Studies

Hong Kong
30 Mar 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong. It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees. It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,200. The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.6 billion.


Research Assistant Professor in Chinese Culture (Religious Studies)(Ref. 22032811)

The Department of Chinese Culture is an academic department within the Faculty of Humanities. Its mission is to offer high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that provide interdisciplinary training in the study of Chinese culture, with a focus on the areas of Chinese Classics, Literature, History, Philosophy, Religion and Arts. Currently, the Department offers PhD and MPhil programmes, a taught-master degree programme, a major degree programme in Bilingual Interdisciplinary Chinese Studies, a minor degree programme in Chinese Culture, and university-wide general education courses. The media of instruction are English and Putonghua. Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.


The appointee will be required to:

  • conduct research as the main duty and actively pursue external research grants, such as General Research Fund, as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator;
  • provide quality teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level;  
  • contribute to departmental service;  
  • serve as the executive editor of a Chinese language journal about technology and culture; and  
  • perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.  


Applicants should:

  • have a doctoral degree in a related discipline;
  • have demonstrated promise of a high level of creative ability in research and teaching in some subdivisions of his/her field;  
  • be able to demonstrate effective classroom teaching skills; and
  • have an excellent command of both English and Chinese.

Conditions of Service

A highly competitive package including a medical benefits plan and a gratuity payable upon completion of the term which is normally for three years initially, with possibility of extension for another three years.


Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website ( Consideration of applications will commence on 20 April 2022 until the position is filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.

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