Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor/Research Assistant Professor-Communication Studies

Hong Kong (HK)
04 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Hong Kong Baptist University

The University

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is committed to excellence in research, teaching, innovation and community engagement and aspires to be the region’s premier research-intensive liberal arts university.  Through a holistic approach to education, complemented by a comprehensive international learning programme designed to broaden students’ horizons and global outlook, HKBU strives to unlock students’ creative potential and equip them with knowledge and skills required for today’s globalised world.  The University has a student population of around 11,000 with a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (leading up to PhD level) offered in its Faculty of Arts, School of Business, School of Chinese Medicine, School of Communication, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Sciences and Academy of Visual Arts.

School of Communication 

The School of Communication of Hong Kong Baptist University is a leading school of communication, journalism, and film studies in the Asia-Pacific region.  It comprises the Academy of Film, Department of Communication Studies and Department of Journalism, offering 20 programmes at the sub-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels to 2,000 students.  Faculty members work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary academic environment that entails collaboration across multiple fields of study.  The School now invites applicants to fill the following position.

Department of Communication Studies

Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor / Research Assistant Professor (PR137/17-18T)

The successful candidate is expected to teach courses in public relations, advertising and communication in general.  Candidates should have relevant expertise in at least two of the following areas: (i) organizational communication, (ii) public relations and advertising, (iii) interpersonal/group communication, (iv) health communication, and (v) empirical research methods.  Familiarity with Chinese culture is a plus. We seek a scholar who has a strong publication record in communication studies.  Priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated teaching excellence and a record of competitive research grants, in addition to research excellence.  The successful candidate must have a PhD degree in communication or a relevant field (e.g. psychology or other behavioral sciences).

The University offers competitive package which include gratuity/retirement benefits, annual leave, medical and dental scheme, and wherever applicable housing assistance and relocation allowance.  For all positions, initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of two to three years.  The Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor positions are on tenure-track.  Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.  

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 is obtainable by downloading from Completed application form 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 email to:  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 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.

Closing date: 13 November 2017