Research Assistant Professor in Area Studies and Intercultural Communication

Hong Kong
30 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2023
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 Area Studies and Intercultural Communication (Ref. 220929015)

The Department of English and Communication within the Faculty of Humanities at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has a long history of conducting cutting-edge research in language and communication and producing high quality graduates for the professional workplace. With a team of around 27 full-time academic staff, our focus areas are professional communication and applied language studies, and we provide teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. More information can be obtained through the departmental homepage at, including information about our key areas of research at

The Department is now inviting applications for the position of Research Assistant Professor. Priority will be given to applicants whose research expertise and teaching experience are within the Department’s key research areas.


Theappointee will berequired to:

(a)   conduct research as the main duty and actively pursue external research grants, such as General Research Fund, as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator;  

(b)   provide quality teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level;  

(c)   contribute to departmental service;and  

(d)   perform anyother dutiesas assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.  


Applicants should:

(a)   haveadoctoraldegreeinMedia and Communication, Applied Linguistics,or a related discipline;  

(b)   have demonstrated promise of a high level of creative ability in research and teaching in some subdivisions of their field;  

(c)   be able to demonstrate effective classroom teaching skills; and  

(d)   be highly proficient in written and spoken English.  

(e)   Preference will be given to those with demonstrated ability to contribute to the Department’s research and teaching in data analytics.

Conditions ofService

Ahighlycompetitivepackage 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 ( of applications will commence on 29 October 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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