Assistant Professor in English Creative Writing
Hong Kong Baptist University
FACULTY OF ARTS
Department of Humanities and Creative Writing
Assistant Professor in English Creative Writing (PR339/17-18)
The Department of Humanities and Creative Writing is now inviting applications for an assistant professorship in English Creative Writing. The appointee is expected to teach a range of introductory and upper level broad-based, writing and interdisciplinary core courses in the Department. Preferable teaching and research topics include some of the following: fictional writing, speculative fiction genre (including science fiction, fantasy, horror, detective fiction), experimental narrative forms, multimedia writing, video-game narrative, audio/digital storytelling, and/or digital literature.
Other responsibilities include related research and publication, and supervision of undergraduate honours projects and postgraduate theses. Dedication to excellence in teaching as well as research is essential, as is commitment to work in a bilingual and bicultural setting. Service to the Programme/Department/Faculty/University is also required.
The Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, the home of (i) Humanities Programme and (ii) Creative and Professional Writing Programme, incorporates a bilingual, interdisciplinary and cross-cultural curriculum that develops and sustains the whole person education mission of Hong Kong Baptist University. The Creative and Professional Writing Programme is the first UGC-funded undergraduate programme in Hong Kong dedicated to creative and professional writing learning in both Chinese and English languages. The appointee will be expected to teach courses in writing and other humanities fields, and will participate fully in our department while also helping us to build and envision an innovative future in our writing programme.
Applicants should possess a relevant PhD degree (not necessarily in Creative Writing), with sound research and refereed publication record, and teaching experience at tertiary level.
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.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Closing date: 19 May 2018