Research Assistant Professor (PR0194/19-20)

Job level Entry
Education Master Degree
Within Hong Kong
Employment type Contract
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Management - Schools / University / Vocational
Education / Training > Tutor / Teaching Assistant
Education / Training > Teacher - Tertiary / Vocational
Published On 09/11/2019

Department of English Language and Literature
The Department of English Language and Literature, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), invites applications for a Research Assistant Professor in linguistics.

Applicants should possess (1) a PhD in linguistics or a closely-related discipline and (2) an active, impact-bearing research programme including evidence of (or potential for) successfully granted research funded from public and/or private sources. Applicants possessing credible experience in cross-disciplinary research, promoting promising ties with potential collaborating institutions, and engendering social impact through their research programme will be broadly considered. The appointee is expected to teach no more than two courses each year in relation to his/her expertise.

HKBU has established itself as a comprehensive research university with liberal arts at its core; it resides in one of the world’s great cities fostering a vibrant intellectual community. Faculty and students engage members of the academic community in pursuit of transformative teaching and innovative research; the work of the Department is also expected to make meaningful and measurable impact on the community beyond the campus. Adhering to the purpose of the greater good, the Department of English Language and Literature is fully committed to the distinctive and creative dissemination of knowledge, particularly regarding the comparative and intercultural dimensions of English studies in local and global contexts.

This appointment comes with a 3-year contract commencing no later than 1 September 2020.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:
Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System ( For Post 1: Applicants are requested to send in samples of creative outputs (performance/compositions) and/or research publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent works, and their most recent teaching evaluation results. For Post 2: Where available, applicants should send in (i) an updated CV, (ii) up to three sample research publications/writing, (iii) a research statement that features projects that the applicant hopes to a pursue if appointed to the position, and (iv) any additional materials that the applicant believes will help the search panel make an informed decision. For Posts 1 and 2: Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: HYPERLINK "" 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 be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at HYPERLINK ""

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 applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date for Post 1: 31 December 2019
Closing date for Post 2: 17 January 2020