The University now invites applications and nominations for:

The University now invites applications and nominations for:

Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor – Translation / Interpreting - The School of Humanities and Social Science (Ref# 2016-009-01)

Job level Entry
Education Bachelor Degree
Location N/A
Employment type Full Time
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Tutor / Teaching Assistant
Published On 18/10/2016

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen [CUHK(SZ)] is a new, independent university established through a Memorandum of Understanding between The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Shenzhen University, and the Shenzhen Municipal Government. The new University is a research-orientated, forward-thinking, non-profit-making University which places emphasis on cross-disciplinary teaching and research. CUHK(SZ) will nurture university graduates who are international in outlook, learned in the disciplines they follow, upright in their character, and committed to serving the needs of society.

CUHK(SZ) will draw upon CUHK’s traditions of academic excellence and the teaching quality is benchmarked to that of the CUHK; it is a research university of choice located in Shenzhen, firmly rooted in China, and endowed with a global vision. Students will be provided with an educational experience distinguished by a flexible credit unit system, a college system, whole-person general education, bilingualism as well as multiculturalism. With the mission of advancing the creation, preservation, application and dissemination of knowledge through the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and public service; and the vision of being a first-class research university regionally, nationally and internationally, CUHK(SZ) will provide world-class educational opportunities to students and nurture talents for Shenzhen, the PRD Region and China as a whole. CUHK(SZ) has admitted its first cohort of over 300 undergraduates in September 2014, about 700 undergraduate and post-graduate students in 2015, and will admit about 1000 undergraduate and post-graduate students in 2016.

The aim of creating the School of Humanities and Social Science is to provide foundations in humanities and social science through its teaching for students to gain insights into the past, while enabling them to critically examine contemporary issues, and explore answers for a sustainable future, so that our students can be better positioned to respond to challenges facing China and the world. In the beginning years, our School offers core courses of the University, ranging from language courses to General Education foundation and elective courses, including also IT and PE courses. Our curricula focus on developing students’ analytical abilities, critical comprehension, effective communication skills, IT literacy, as well as their physical fitness, which are essential to their further studies and lifelong learning.

The University welcomes high caliber faculty of diverse background from around the world to join us and establish a top-tier School of Humanities and Social Science in China.  

Post Specification

The School of Humanities and Social Science at CUHK(SZ) invites applications for faculty positions in translation and interpreting studies and/or simultaneous Interpreting at the Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor levels with prospect for tenure.

Junior applicants should have (i) a PhD degree (by the time of reporting duty) in translation and interpreting studies and/or simultaneous Interpreting; and (ii) high potential in teaching and research.

Applicants should be able to teach a wide range of courses, especially in core areas of translation, consecutive interpreting and/or simultaneous interpreting. Experience in supervising postgraduate students will be favorably considered.

Candidates for Associate and Full Professor posts are expected to have demonstrated academic leadership and strong commitment to the highest standard of excellence. Appointments will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially, leading to longer-term appointment or tenure later subject to mutual agreement. Exceptionally, appointment with tenure can be offered forthwith to candidates of proven ability.

The appointee is expected to commence work in the academic year of 2016-17.

Salary and Fringe Benefits

Salary will be competitive, commensurate with experience and academic accomplishments. Appointments will be made under the establishment of CUHK(SZ) and statutory benefits will be provided according to the prevailing labor laws applicable to the PRC. The appointee will be based in Shenzhen, China.

Application Procedure

Please send full curriculum vitae together with copies of qualification documents, a publication list and/or selected abstracts, and recent teaching-related information, such as teaching evaluations, by email to talents4hss@cuhk.edu.cn. At least three reference letters should be sent by individual referees directly to talents4hss@cuhk.edu.cn.  

Applications will be considered until the posts are filled.