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Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (4 positions)

Employer
Hong Kong Baptist University
Location
Hong Kong
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
May 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Other Humanities, Religion
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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FACULTY OF ARTS

Department of Religion and Philosophy

Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (4 positions) (PR0767/21-22)

1.    Associate / Assistant Professor of Chinese Philosophy

The appointee is expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate degree levels related to Philosophy.  Background in Chinese philosophy is preferred.  Teaching duties may include undergraduate teaching for both the University-wide General Education curriculum as well as the home Major, the B.A. degree curriculum in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics. Teaching at the Master’s level may also be required based upon Department needs and at the discretion of the Department Head/Master’s Programme Director.  Additionally, applicants are expected to conduct independent research in the fields of Philosophy as well as to assist senior academic staff in supervising research postgraduate students, research assistants (RAs) and teaching assistants (TAs) as applicable.  

Applicants should possess a relevant PhD degree with a strong publication record and teaching experience at the tertiary level.  Demonstrable research competence and a forward publishing trajectory in affiliation with one of HKBU’s interdisciplinary research labs (https://interdisciplinary-research.hkbu.edu.hk/our-labs) will be a great advantage.  Applicants should also demonstrate commitment to organising programme-related activities in outreach and when generating community impact beyond the campus in relation to wider Hong Kong society.  Administrative duties will be assigned as required by the Department/Faculty.

2.    Associate / Assistant Professor of Social Scientific Study of Religion

The Department welcomes applicants with academic background in Religion and Society (broadly defined), including, but not exclusive to, sociology of religion, psychology of religion, religion and politics as well as gender studies.  Teaching duties may include undergraduate teaching for both the University-wide General Education curriculum as well as the home Major, the B.A. degree curriculum in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics.  Teaching at the Master’s level may also be required based upon Department needs and at the discretion of the Department Head/Master’s Programme Director.  Additionally, applicants are expected to conduct independent research as well as to assist senior academic staff in supervising research postgraduate students, research assistants (RAs) and teaching assistants (TAs) as applicable.

Applicants should possess a relevant PhD degree with a strong publication record and teaching experience at the tertiary level.  Demonstrable research competence and a forward publishing trajectory in affiliation with one of HKBU’s interdisciplinary research labs (https://interdisciplinary-research.hkbu.edu.hk/our-labs) will be a great advantage.  Applicants should also demonstrate commitment to organising programme-related activities in outreach and when generating community impact beyond the campus in relation to wider Hong Kong society.  Administrative duties will be assigned as required by the Department/Faculty.

3.    Associate / Assistant Professor of Philosophy

The appointee is expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate degree levels related to Philosophy of science.  Additional desirable qualifications include experience in AI-related transdisciplinary studies and/or technology ethics.  Teaching duties may include undergraduate teaching for both the University-wide General Education curriculum as well as the home Major, the B.A. degree curriculum in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics.  Teaching at the Master’s level may also be required based upon Department needs and at the discretion of the Department Head/Master’s Programme Director.  Additionally, applicants are expected to conduct independent research in the fields of Philosophy as well as to assist senior academic staff in supervising research postgraduate students, research assistants (RAs) and teaching assistants (TAs) as applicable.  

Applicants should possess a relevant PhD degree with a strong publication record and teaching experience at the tertiary level.  Demonstrable research competence and a forward publishing trajectory in affiliation with one of HKBU’s interdisciplinary research labs (https://interdisciplinary-research.hkbu.edu.hk/our-labs) will be a great advantage.  Applicants should also demonstrate commitment to organising programme-related activities in outreach and when generating community impact beyond the campus in relation to wider Hong Kong society.  Administrative duties will be assigned as required by the Department/Faculty.

4.    Associate / Assistant Professor of Chinese Religion

The appointee is expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate degree levels related to Chinese religion.  Background in Daoism, Chinese Buddhism, and/or Chinese popular religion is preferred.  Additional desirable qualifications include experience in health and bioethical studies, comparative religion, and/or interreligious dialogue. Teaching duties may include undergraduate teaching for both the University-wide General Education curriculum as well as the home Major, the B.A. degree curriculum in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics.  Teaching at the master’s level may also be required based upon Department needs and at the discretion of the Department Head/Master’s Programme Director.  Additionally, applicants are expected to conduct independent research as well as to assist senior academic staff in supervising research postgraduate students, research assistants (RAs) and teaching assistants (TAs) as applicable.  Demonstrable research competence and a forward publishing trajectory in affiliation with one of HKBU’s interdisciplinary research labs (https://interdisciplinary-research.hkbu.edu.hk/our-labs) will be a great advantage.  

Applicants should possess a relevant PhD degree with a strong publication record and teaching experience at the tertiary level.  They should also demonstrate commitment to organising programme-related activities in outreach and when generating community impact beyond the campus in relation to wider Hong Kong society.  Administrative duties will be assigned as required by the Department/Faculty.


The initial appointment will be offered on a fixed-term contract of three years commencing September 2022/January 2023.  Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.

Remuneration package includes retirement/gratuity benefits, annual leave, medical and dental scheme, housing assistance and relocation allowance wherever appropriate.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedures:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk) and send in samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications.  They should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, headlining the name of the Department with the PR number quoted to the Human Resources Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) 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 not be returned after the completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://hro.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

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

Closing date: 26 June 2022

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