Raymond R. Wong Endowed Professor in Media Ethics

Hong Kong
Competitive Salary
Nov 27, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Hong Kong Baptist University


Founded in 1968, the School of Communication comprises the Academy of Film, Department of Communication Studies and Department of Journalism, offering 20 programmes at the sub-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels to 2,000 students. As a leading school of communication, journalism, and film studies in the Asia-Pacific region, its faculty members work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary academic environment that entails collaboration across multiple fields of study.

Raymond R. Wong Endowed Professor in Media Ethics (PR0196/20-21)

The School now invites applications for the above position from candidates with the following caliber:

1.    Qualifications and Professional Experience
Candidates should have a minimum of 20 years of journalistic experience, of which at least 10 years must be at senior editorial management levels, and a commensurate academic background. Senior editorial experience in Hong Kong would be an added advantage.

2.    Dedication to Teaching and Mentoring
The appointed candidate shall have a strong passion for nurturing both undergraduate and postgraduate students with the latest thinking, knowledge and ethical practice in the news media. Drawing on his/her extensive industry experience, he/she will play an active role in facilitating students’ experiential learning, designing new curricula, ensuring programmes are kept abreast of developments in the news media, and equipping students with the necessary knowledge and skills to meet the changing demands of the industry.

3.    Professional Contacts and Knowledge Transfer
As a bridge between the communication industry and the School of Communication, the appointed candidate will lead the advancement of knowledge and practice in journalistic ethics both within the School and in the newsrooms of local and international media as well as new media. While academic research may not be the primary focus of his/her work, he/she is expected to champion ethical practice in journalism and foster dialogues about media ethics in Hong Kong, across the region and beyond.

The successful candidate may be appointed as an Endowed Professor or an Endowed Professor of Practice depending on his/her experience and academic qualifications. The initial appointment is for three years.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk) together with (i) a cover letter showing a close match between qualifications and job requirements with supporting documents; and (ii) recent teaching evaluation results. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, directly to the Personnel Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk). Those 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 unless upon request. Details of the Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.  

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 5 February 2021