Associate / Assistant Professor in Humanities and Cultural Studies (Tenure track)
Hong Kong Baptist University
FACULTY OF ARTS
Department of Humanities and Creative Writing
Associate / Assistant Professor in Humanities and Cultural Studies (Tenure track) (PR0284/20-21)
The Department of Humanities and Creative Writing is now inviting applications for an Associate / Assistant professorship in the Humanities Programme.
The appointee is expected to teach a range of introductory and upper level broad-based, and interdisciplinary courses in the Department.
Preferred teaching and research topics include the following: Medical/Health Humanities, Critical Disability Studies, Ageing Studies, Critical Theories, Gender Studies, and Media and Cultural Studies. As the Faculty of Arts’ Niche Research Areas focus on “Well-being, Value, and Public Good” with the emerging strength in the cultural studies of disability, ageing, and gender, priority will be given to research that attends to new combinations of approaches informed by arts, humanities, and cultural studies to the benefits of social health and well-being as well as in enhancing the healthcare environments. A commitment to democratizing therapeutic interventions feasible beyond specialist professionals and advancing the health and well-being advantages of involvement in arts and humanities to informal caretakers and the self-caring public that can contribute to collaborative projects with other disciplines within and beyond the University, is particularly valued. Scholars from the disciplines of Science and Technology Studies, Human Geography, Urban Studies, Design and Architecture are also welcomed to apply.
Other responsibilities include related research and publication, and supervision of undergraduate honours projects and postgraduate theses. Dedication to excellence in teaching as well as research is essential, as is commitment to work in a bilingual and bicultural setting.
Service to the Programme/Department/Faculty/University is also required.
The Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, the home of (i) Humanities Programme and (ii) Creative and Professional Writing Programme, incorporates a bilingual, interdisciplinary and cross-cultural curriculum that develops and sustains the whole person education mission of Hong Kong Baptist University.
The appointee will be expected to teach courses in the humanities fields, and will participate fully in our department while also helping us to build and envision an innovative future in our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Applicants should possess a relevant PhD degree, with sound research and a record of refereed publication record, and teaching experience at the tertiary level.
The appointment is offered on a tenure track. Initial appointment will be offered on a fixed-term contract of up to three years commencing September 2021. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding. Outstanding candidates at the Associate Professor rank may be considered for tenure on appointment.
Remuneration package includes retirement/gratuity benefits, annual leave, medical and dental scheme, housing assistance and relocation allowance wherever appropriate.
Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk). Applicants are requested to send in samples of publications, preferably the three best ones out of their most recent publications, and latest 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 Human Resources Office (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 unless upon request. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at https://hro.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the advertised post, and the appointment will be offered according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offer.
Closing date: 9 May 2021