Professor / Associate Professor in Historical Cultural Studies

Hong Kong (HK)
30 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Hong Kong Baptist University


Department of Humanities and Creative Writing

Professor / Associate Professor in Historical Cultural Studies (PR303/16-17)

The Department of Humanities and Creative Writing at Hong Kong Baptist University is seeking to make an appointment in support of a research niche area of the Faculty of Arts that emphasises transcultural and interdisciplinary interpretation of historical and cultural phenomena.

The appointee is expected to be an experienced and innovative scholar with a track record of (a) engaging in cultural studies from a critical historiographic / genealogical perspective; and (b) doing archival research (broadly conceived).  An interest in historical cultural studies of gender, sexuality, and race/ethnicity is a plus.  He/She should be able to teach a range of courses, including both core and electives courses, in the Department’s undergraduate Humanities programme, general education courses, etc.

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 curriculum design, undergraduate and postgraduate student mentoring, quality assurance, and supervision of undergraduate honours projects and postgraduate research.  He/She will be expected to recruit and supervise top-quality, international PhD candidates in support of the Department's effort to internationalise our research postgraduate studies programme.

Applicants should possess a PhD degree in fields conversant with cultural studies.  They should be proven researchers of impact with a successful track record in their own research specialisation, in acquiring publicly funded grants, and in service to the global profession.  They should also possess a strong and active research programme, 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.

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 recruit@hkbu.edu.hk.  Application forms can be obtained by downloading from http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/applicationforms.  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 http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

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.