Assistant Professor in Late Imperial Chinese History / Religious Studies / Art History

Hong Kong (HK)
15 May 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


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.


Assistant Professor in Late Imperial Chinese History / Religious Studies / Art History 
(two posts)
(Ref. 18051501)

The Department of Chinese Culture is a developing academic department within the Faculty of Humanities.  Its mission 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 appointees will be required to:

(a)    engage in teaching aspects of Chinese Culture and undertake related pedagogical activities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;

(b)    engage in programme/curriculum design and development, consultancy projects and other scholarly activities that help promote the department’s interests;

(c)    undertake scholarly research in his/her area of expertise;

(d)    provide administrative support for academic and departmental affairs; and

(e)    perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.


Applicants should have:

(a)    a PhD degree in a relevant discipline;

(b)    a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and learning;

(c)    relevant post-qualification teaching and research experience and an excellent record of relevant academic achievements; and

(d)    an excellent command of both English and Chinese.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointments will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.


Please send a completed application form to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.   Consideration of applications will commence on 15 June 2018 until the positions are filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

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