Chair Professor of Chinese Culture

Hong Kong (HK)
19 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time



Chair Professor of Chinese Culture

(Ref. 16101805)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong.  It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees.  It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,400.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.5 billion.

The Department of Chinese Culture is a developing academic department within the Faculty of Humanities. Its main charge is to offer high-quality teaching and research programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the areas of Chinese Classics, Literature, History, Philosophy, Religion and Arts. Currently, the Department offers PhD and MPhil programmes, a taught-master degree programme, a major degree programme in Bilingual Interdisciplinary Chinese Studies, a minor degree programme in Chinese Culture, and university-wide general education courses. The media of instruction are English and Putonghua. Please visit the website at for more information about the Department.

The University is now inviting applications or nominations for the post of Chair Professor of Chinese Culture.

Job Functions

The appointee will be required to:

(a)    provide leadership in all aspects of academic activities, including research, teaching and service in the Department;

(b)    facilitate the conduct of innovative and original research of high quality and impact, and promote cross-disciplinary/departmental research with optimal use of research funds;

(c)    engage in improving the research quality of the Department, promoting research collaboration, securing external research grants, and the involvement of policy research and consultancies in the areas of Chinese Culture and related disciplines;

(d)    be actively involved in teaching and curriculum development;

(e)    raise the Department’s international visibility and strengthen its global network;

(f)    engage in supervising research students; and

(g)    contribute to administration of all levels.


Applicants should have:

(a)    a PhD degree normally in Chinese Culture or a closely related field, and evidence of eminent scholarship in Chinese Culture and substantial relevant experience in a senior academic position;

(b)    an international reputation in research and scholarship, and demonstrated leadership in any one or more of the specialist areas of Chinese Classics, Literature, History, Philosophy, Religion and Arts;

(c)    a strong record in attracting research funding;

(d)    a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching;

(e)    a global perspective, proven qualities of academic leadership and a demonstrated ability of building up a strong team of faculty members with different research and cultural backgrounds; and

(f)    good knowledge of global and local higher educational environment.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service 

Terms of appointment and remuneration package are negotiable and highly competitive.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at


Applicants are invited to send a detailed curriculum vitae with the names and addresses of three referees and direct any enquiries to the Chairman of the Search Committee for recruitment of Chair Professor of Chinese Culture, Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to, quoting the position being applied for and the reference number.  Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.  Candidature may be obtained by nominations.  The University reserves the right to make an appointment by invitation or not to fill the position.  General information about the University is available at or from the Human Resources Office [Tel: (852) 2766 5313].  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at