Associate Professor(s) / Assistant Professor(s)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Competitive Salary
Oct 12, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Applications are invited for:-

School of Journalism and Communication
Associate Professor(s) / Assistant Professor(s)
(Ref. 200001I8)

The School of Journalism and Communication is seeking an early career or established social scientist engaged in the study of human communication processes related to digital media and technologies. Research areas can include but are not limited to the following: mobile media, social media, computational social science, virtual reality, big data, and AI.  

Applicants should have (i) a PhD in communication or a related field; and (ii) strong commitment in teaching and research. Applicants for Assistant Professorship should demonstrate research potential and a cohesive research agenda in one or more of the areas above. Applicants for Associate Professorship should also have an established record of teaching and research in one or more of the areas.

The appointee(s) will (a) teach and manage courses related to digital media studies, social media analytics, digital experiment design, human-machine communication, data science etc.; (b) supervise students’ research; (c) conduct research and develop projects on digital media research in the context of Greater China or in a comparative perspective; and (d) contribute to administration and curriculum development of the School’s undergraduate and/or postgraduate programmes.
Appointment(s) will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing August 2021, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later. A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications will be offered. The comprehensive benefit package provided by the University includes leave, medical care, retirement scheme contributions, plus a contract-end gratuity and housing benefits.

Please indicate the post(s) you are applying for in your application.

About the School of Journalism and Communication
The School of Journalism and Communication has a strong focus on research and provides its members with solid support for their research work. Faculty members are productive and committed researchers as well as devoted educators. A significant number of them are leading scholars in their own fields, including two elected Fellows of the International Communication Association. Faculty publications in recent years include monographs by such publishers as Oxford University Press and MIT Press, as well as articles in many top journals in the field, including Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Cultural Studies, Media, Culture and Society, among others. Faculty members also serve on the editorial boards of numerous leading journals.  According to the QS World University Ranking by Subject in 2020, the School is ranked no. 15 globally in media and communication studies. The School has a strong tradition of upholding freedom of the press, of expression, and of academic research.
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The School has been offering a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Social Science, Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy) with over 800 current students and 7,000 alumni.

Application Procedure
The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for the post(s) above. For more information and to apply online, please visit