Professor / Associate Professor in Literature

Hong Kong (HK)
10 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
09 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Hong Kong Baptist University


Department of English Language and Literature

Professor / Associate Professor in Literature (PR272/16-17)

The Department of English Language and Literature at Hong Kong Baptist University is seeking to make an appointment in support of the following research niche area of the Faculty of Arts:

Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Classics

The appointee is expected to be an experienced and innovative teacher capable of teaching in at least two of the following areas: a) transpacific literature (ancient to early modern); b) eighteenth-century language and literature; c) nineteenth-century language and literature; and d) literary philology and the history of language.  He/She should be able to teach a range of courses, including both core and electives courses, in the Department’s undergraduate programme, the ‘double degree’ programme in English and English Language Teaching, general education courses and, where appropriate, taught MA programmes in Language Studies (MALS) and Literary and Comparative Studies (MALCS).

The appointee is also expected to be an active member in Department and Faculty-level activities including (but not limited to) work in the areas of quality assurance and monitoring, curriculum design and maintenance, undergraduate and postgraduate student mentoring, and the supervision of undergraduate honours projects and postgraduate research.  He/She will be expected to recruit and direct top-quality, international PhD candidates in support of the Department’s research postgraduate studies programme.  Outstanding teaching credentials are required.

Applicants should possess a PhD degree in ancient or early modern comparative literature, world literature, and/or classical philology with an emphasis on literary texts.  They should be proven researchers of impact with a successful track record in acquiring publically funded grants, internationally-benchmarked achievement in their areas of research specialisation, as well as documented service to the global profession.  They should also possess a strong and active research programme (including forthcoming peer-reviewed books and articles in top-tier venues), as well as a demonstrated interest in collaborative work in the cross-cultural context.  A commitment to working in a multilingual and cross-cultural setting is essential.  Some knowledge of Chinese, written and spoken, will be an advantage but is not strictly required.

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

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

Rank and 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, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications/works, statements of teaching and research interest 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’s 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.

Review of applications will begin on 15 April 2017 and until the position is filled.

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