THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Tenure-Track Assoc. Prof/Assis. Prof / Non-Tenure Track Assoc. Prof in Journalism and Media Studies

Location
Hong Kong (HK)
Posted
03 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Jun 2018
Ref
201800351
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Applications are invited for appointments as Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor / Non-Tenure Track Associate Professor of Practice/Assistant Professor of Practice in the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC), to commence on January 15, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal, and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract for tenure-track appointments.

For tenure-track appointments, applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Journalism or related field, with at least 1 year of post-doctoral teaching experience at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level(s), and a strong record of, and interests in academic research and publication. For non-tenure track practice appointments, applicants for Associate Professor of Practice should have a minimum of 8 years of full-time professional experience in journalism. Those with 3 or more years in senior management positions, a distinguished professional standing, and a minimum of 3 years teaching experience at tertiary or professional level are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants for Assistant Professor of Practice should have a minimum of 5 years of professional experience and at least 1 year of classroom teaching experience. Applicants for both levels should also have proven effectiveness in transferring knowledge from professional practice to the teaching environment; publication of original and professional work (articles, commentaries, columns and editorials, investigative reports, news features, programmes, segments, scripts, reviews and analyses of critical issues) in books or popular media (newspapers, magazines, photo exhibits, radio, film, television and new media). Professional journalists with an international reputation earned through news coverage and a track record of successful classroom teaching experience are preferred. Journalists with a minimum of 3 years teaching experience and a distinguished track record in the field or significant international experience such as reporters, editors, producers and/or senior managers are also encouraged to apply. Teaching experience is defined as classroom teaching, grading, advising, experience in designing courses and syllabi. For all posts, the appointees will be required to teach courses; supervise student theses and projects; contribute actively to the Centre’s media-related research; participate in curriculum development; and take on administrative responsibilities and project management. Information of the JMSC is available at http://jmsc.hku.hk/.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. The appointments will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as annual leave and medical benefits. Housing benefits may be provided as applicable.

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V. and a letter describing their background, interests and areas of expertise to the Centre at jmsc2@hku.hk. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Please indicate clearly which level they wish to be considered for and the reference number in the application form and the subject of the e-mail. Closes June 30, 2018.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

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