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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities (Ref.: 201701452)

The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Posted Date
Oct 31, 2017

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are over 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Applications are invited for the following joint position in the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Arts, to commence on September 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal, and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract. The appointee’s tenure home would be in the Faculty of Education.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities (Ref.: 201701452)

The Faculty of Education is ranked number 4 among the top Education faculties worldwide by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for Education 2018. Digital Humanities (DH) is a nascent field of academic scholarship that has arisen as an extension to the knowledge, skills, methods and tools traditionally used in the study of humanities. DH contributes to contemporary humanities scholarship through new modes of knowledge creation enabled by computational tools, methodologies and networked, digital environments. It is collaborative and transdisciplinary in nature, building on the foundational concepts and tools in information, technology, media and communication, with design as an integral part of its “intellectual method”.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in information management, digital humanities, or one of the core-humanities/social science disciplines such as linguistics and sociology. They should have demonstrated experience with digital humanities tools and methodologies, a strong commitment in addressing social and behavioral science related questions, as well as interest in developing pedagogical and e-learning programs for students across the campus, particularly for Common Core Courses at undergraduate level.  The appointee will be expected to (i) offer courses on human development through the lens of digital humanity; (ii) contribute to interdisciplinary/cross-Faculty research in digital citizenship; (iii) develop an e-learning infrastructure and pedagogical designs so that students in different programmes can be given the opportunities to master DH methods for creative expressions in diverse cross-media platforms; (iv) supervise postgraduate research students; (v) engage in knowledge exchange initiatives involving DH; and (vi) take up administrative duties as required.  

Applicants should send a completed application form, an up-to-date C.V., and a teaching and research statement to the Faculty at . For academic questions about the position, please contact Professor Liaquat Hossain, Head of the Division of Information & Technology Studies, Faculty of Education at .  

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, as well as annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  The appointments will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.  Information about the Faculty can be obtained at .

Application form (341/1111) can be downloaded at . Further particulars can be obtained at .  Shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend an interview.  Closes December 15, 2017.  

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the application result.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency; and is committed to a Non-smoking Policy

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