Assistant Professor, Chinese Classics and Chinese Cultural Education

Hong Kong
20 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
13 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Founded in 1994 and awarded the University title in 2016, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) is a publicly funded university, dedicated to the advancement of teacher education and related disciplines through a diverse offering of academic, professional and research programmes.  Approaching its 30th anniversary, the University aspires to become a leading university in the Asia Pacific region and beyond, with a focus on educational and multidisciplinary research, development and innovation. We are committed to nurturing outstanding and caring educators and professionals as well as enhancing the impact of scholarship.

The University has an academic/teaching staff strength of about 450 and total student headcount of about 11,000.  It has a Graduate School and three Faculties, namely, Faculty of Education and Human Development, Faculty of Humanities, and Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, comprising 16 academic departments, as well as a number of University-level research centres and Faculty-level research and professional development centres.  For more information about the University, please visit

To continue pursuing excellence in the advancement of knowledge, scholarship and innovation through high quality research, we are seeking enthusiastic and highly dedicated academics to join the University in support of its strategic development in diverse areas.

Assistant Professor (Chinese Classics and Chinese Cultural Education) (Ref: 2300045)

Department of Chinese Language Studies

Faculty of Humanities

The Department of Chinese Language Studies of the Faculty of Humanities seeks to recruit scholars at the rank of Assistant Professor. Our department currently comprises a strong, experienced academic team specialising in Chinese linguistics and applied linguistics (in particular learning and teaching of Chinese language as the first and second language).  In order to enhance the study on Chinese culture, value and heritage which is aligned with the Faculty's strategic development of "care and caring" in the humanities, we invite applications in the field of Chinese classics and Chinese cultural education.

The appointee will be expected to contribute to the profile of the Department, Faculty and University by advancing scholarship in this theme. Responsibilities include: (i) initiating and leading research projects, including securing external research grants (e.g., ECS/GRF) and engaging actively in research-related activities; (ii) disseminating research findings, including producing sole and co-authored publications in high quality peer-reviewed journals; (iii) undertaking teaching duties, project supervision, curriculum and programme development and management at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels; and (iv) actively participating in the University community at Department and Faculty levels. Fieldwork supervision may also be required.

Applicants should have a Doctoral Degree in a relevant area. Shortlisted candidates will be required to demonstrate a clearly defined research agenda relevant to Chinese classics and Chinese cultural education, a strong publication record, the capacity to win competitive grants, a commitment to high-quality teaching, sustained engagement in professional services, and an aptitude for innovation. International applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidates should be in post before July 2023.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract. Fringe benefits include contract-end gratuity, leave, medical and dental benefits, and where applicable, housing benefits.

The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for this post. Applicants should complete the online application form and upload a full CV on or before 13 February 2023. Applications which are incomplete or without the required documents may not be considered.  Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes. For details of the Personal Information Collection Statement, please refer to

All applications will be treated in strict confidence.  Only those who are shortlisted will be contacted.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position(s) advertised.  Since the incumbent’s work would involve contacts with persons aged under 18 and/or mentally incapacitated persons, prospective employee(s) will be required to undergo Sexual Conviction Record Check operated by the Hong Kong Police Force.

Further information about the University is available at

EdUHK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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