Hong Kong Baptist University, Faculty of Arts
Named after Professor Jao Tsung-i, the world-renowned expert in Chinese classical studies, the Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology was established in January 2013 for the purpose of understanding and preserving Chinese cultural heritage. The Academy aims to be a leading center for interdisciplinary studies of Chinese culture and civilization, through innovative research and engaged teaching. Applications are now invited for the following position:
Research Assistant Professor (PR0137/19-20)
The appointee is expected to (i) undertake original scholarly research in his/her area of expertise; (ii) teach one course per semester at the undergraduate/postgraduate level; (iii) assist in preparing and editing high quality scholarly publications of the Academy; (iv) take up a leading role to oversee the editorial team; (v) supervise research students; (vi) help supervise events and collections of the Academy. Research duties include application for external research grants and participation in research projects, overseas seminars and conferences.
Applicants should (a) have a PhD degree in a discipline pertaining to the study of premodern Chinese civilisation, such as Chinese literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, art history, etc.; (b) demonstrate strong competency in translation and editing; (c) have a proven record of teaching and relevant academic or professional achievements; (d) have the ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team; and (e) be fluent in English and Chinese (both written and spoken). Those with post-doctoral research experience in sinology with a reputable publication track record are preferred.
Applicants are required to specify how their qualifications match the above requirements in a cover letter, and indicate the main focus and direction of their research.
Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years commencing as soon as possible. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to performance review, mutual agreement and availability of funding.
Remuneration package includes retirement/gratuity benefits, annual leave, medical and dental scheme.
Salary 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 three best ones out of their most recent publications/works, statements of teaching and research interest and 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, to the Personnel Office (Email: email@example.com) 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 be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise. Details of the University’s 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 then applicable at the time of offer.
Closing date: 31 October 2019
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