Assistant Professor (PR302-3/15-16)

Job level Senior
Education Doctorate or above
Location Kowloon Tong
Employment type Contract
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Teacher - Tertiary / Vocational
Education / Training > Tutor / Teaching Assistant
Education / Training > Others
Published On 20/10/2016
Department of Chinese Language and Literature

The Department of Chinese Language and Literature invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor with the expertise in Chinese Philosophy or relevant disciplines, such as Buddhism, Taoism, intellectual history, etc. The appointee is expected to (a) teach courses in traditional Chinese thoughts and culture; (b) supervise students in thesis writing;
(c) design, prepare, and revise course syllabi; and (d) perform administrative duties assigned by the Head of Department.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in Chinese Language and Literature or relevant disciplines, a high international standing in the field of Chinese Philosophy and an exceptional track record of high-quality research and scholarly publications.

Applicants for Posts 1 and 2 are required to specify how their qualifications match the above requirements in a cover letter and provide supporting documents in his/her application.

For Post 2, applicants who have responded to the advertisement posted earlier need not re-apply.

For Posts 1 and 2, initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years commencing September 2017. Re-appointment or tenure (substantiation) thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.

Application Procedure
Applicants are invited to write in response to the requirements and provide an updated curriculum vitae and/or fill in the application form which is obtainable (a) by downloading from; or (b) by fax at 3411-7799; or (c) in person from the Personnel Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, AAB903, Level 9, Academic and Administration Building, 15 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon. Completed application form should be sent to the same address. Please quote PR number on all correspondence. For Posts 1 to 4: Applicants are requested to send in samples of publications/creative works, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications/works and recent teaching evaluation results. For Posts 1 and 2: Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference to the Personnel Office direct. For Post 4: Applicants are requested to send in statements of teaching and research interest. For Posts 1 to 4: Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. For Post 5: Applicants not invited for interview 8 weeks 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
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.
Closing date for Posts 1 and 2: 19 November 2016
Closing date for Posts 3 to 5: 29 October 2016