Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Chinese Religion

Hong Kong
11 Apr 2022
End of advertisement period
10 Oct 2022
Contract Type
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.


Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Chinese Religion (Ref. 22040701)

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:

(a) engage in teaching aspects of Chinese Culture and undertake related pedagogical activities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;

(b) engage in programme / curriculum design and development, consultancy projects and other scholarly activities that help promote the Department’s interests;

(c) undertake scholarly research in his/her area of expertise;

(d) provide administrative support for academic and departmental affairs; and  

(a) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.


Applicants should have:

(a) a PhD degree in a relevant discipline;  

(b) strong commitment to excellence in teaching and learning;  

(c) relevant post-qualification teaching and research experience and an excellent record of relevant academic achievements; and  

(d) an excellent command of both English and Chinese.

Candidates with extensive university teaching and research experience as well as a strong publication record may be considered for appointment at the level of Associate Professor.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Initial appointment for Assistant Professor will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Associate Professor level. For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.


Please send a completed application form by post, nominate three referees from different institutions/organisations by providing their names, addresses and relationship with the applicants, to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to Application forms can be downloaded from  If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Consideration of applications will commence on 13 May 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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