Professor (Creative Media and Cultural Studies)

Hong Kong (HK)
01 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Hong Kong Baptist University


Department of Humanities and Creative Writing

Professor (Creative Media and Cultural Studies) (PR171/17-18)

The Department of Humanities and Creative Writing at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is seeking a senior academic who has had a successful record in the field of creative media theory and/or practice within the broad framework of cultural studies.  Scholars with a substantial research track record in developing innovative qualitative approaches to creative media as artistic, humanistic, and critical social practice, are welcome to apply.

At HKBU, we are launching a new and robust interdisciplinary research cluster in creative media/practice.  In the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, we envision this appointment be made to someone who can help to lead this path.  In order to compliment this new strategic research development in creative media/practice, the appointee’s work should include at least two of the following areas: screen/sound culture, creative writing for public culture, gender/sexuality/media, race/ethnicity/media, ecology/media, media ethnography, postcolonial media studies, historical approaches to the above.

He/She should be able to teach a range of courses, including both core and electives courses, in the Department’s undergraduate Humanities and/or Creative Writing programmes, and our graduate seminars.

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 creative media and cultural studies.  They should be proven researchers of impact with a successful track record in their own research specialisation, in acquiring publicly funded grants, in developing international linkages, 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, as well as in leading a cluster of fellow researchers in creative media/practice within HKBU, is essential.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years commencing September 2018.  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.

Those who have responded to the advertisement posted in November 2017 need not re-apply.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk).  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, with PR number quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) 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.

Review of applications will begin on 17 March 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

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