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Assistant Professor in Chinese Buddhism

Employer
THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
Location
Hong Kong
Closing date
7 Nov 2024

With over 85 years of rich heritage, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has evolved alongside society and made pivotal contributions to the development of Hong Kong, the Nation and the world. The University pursues world-class excellence in education, research and knowledge transfer to nurture socially responsible leaders and professionals, as well as to drive impactful research and innovation. PolyU will strive to continually excel as an innovative world-class university that makes a positive impact on society, living up to the University’s motto: “To learn and to apply, for the benefit of mankind”.

Ranked among the top 100 universities globally by well-known ranking organisations such as Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), Times Higher Education (THE) and U.S. News & World Report, PolyU offers a wide range of world-class educational and research programmes in six faculties and three independent schools. PolyU has furthermore achieved remarkable results in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024 – it is ranked in the global top 20 for five subjects, is first in Hong Kong for four subjects, and is in the global top 100 for 21 subjects.

DEPARTMENT OF CHINESE HISTORY AND CULTURE

Assistant Professor in Chinese Buddhism (Ref. 240607001)

The Department of Chinese History and 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 history and culture. Currently, the Department offers PhD and MPhil programmes, a taught-master degree programme, a major degree programme in Chinese History and Culture, a minor degree programme in Chinese History and Culture, and university-wide general education courses.  The media of instruction are English and Putonghua.  Please visit the website at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/chc/ for more information about the Department.

Duties

The appointee will be required 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) engage in programme/curriculum design and development, consultancy projects and other scholarly activities that help promote the Department’s interest;

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

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

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

Qualifications

Applicants should have:

(a) a PhD degree in a related 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 written and spoken English and Chinese.

Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/docdrive/careers/doc/Prof.pdf.

Application

Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website (https://jobs.polyu.edu.hk/academic).  Consideration of applications will commence on 8 July 2024 until the position is filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/careers/pics_for_recruitment/.

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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