Professor of Chinese Language and Literature

Hong Kong (HK)
14 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
13 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Hong Kong Baptist University


Department of Chinese Language and Literature

Professor (PR123/16-17)

The Department of Chinese Language and Literature invites applications for a tenure-track position of full Professor with the expertise in Chinese Linguistics or relevant disciplines, such as grammar, syntax, phonology, paleography, etc.  The appointee is expected to (a) teach courses in Chinese Linguistics and related subjects; (b) supervise students in thesis writing; (c) design, prepare, and revise course syllabi; and (d) perform administrative duties assigned by the Head of Department.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in Chinese Language and Literature or relevant disciplines, be a leading scholar in Chinese Linguistics or relevant fields with exceptional track record of high-quality research and scholarly publications.

Remuneration package includes retirement/gratuity benefits, annual leave, medical and dental scheme, housing assistance and relocation allowance wherever appropriate.

Applicants are required to specify how their qualifications match the above requirements in a cover letter and provide supporting documents in his/her application.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years commencing September 2017.  Re-appointment or tenure (substantiation) thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to write in response to the requirements and provide an updated curriculum vitae and/or fill in the application form which should be sent to the Personnel Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, AAB903, Level 9, Academic and Administration Building, 15 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong or by E-mail to  Application forms can be obtained by downloading from  Please quote PR number on all correspondence.  Applicants are requested to send in samples of publications/creative works, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications/works and recent teaching evaluation results.  Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference to the Personnel Office direct.  Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.  All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will not be returned after the completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request.  Details of the University‚Äôs Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 19 November 2016