Associate Professor / Assistant Professor for the Department of Journalism

Hong Kong Baptist University - School of Communication

School of Communication
The School of Communication of Hong Kong Baptist University is the largest and one of the most prestigious schools of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region. Through its Department of Communication Studies, Department of Journalism and Academy of Film, it offers 20 different programmes at undergraduate, taught postgraduate (MA, MFA) and postgraduate (MPhil, PhD) levels to over 2,000 students. Faculty members work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary academic environment that entails collaboration across multiple fields of communication, journalism and film studies. The School now invites scholars with outstanding research records to fill the following position: 

Department of Journalism 

Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (PR242/16-17T) 

The appointee will be affiliated to the Chinese journalism concentration of the Department. Applicants should possess a PhD degree in journalism, communication or a relevant field. They should demonstrate strong research ability and have a research focus on journalism and social media. 

Applicants with professional experience in journalism will have a definite advantage. They should also have excellent communication skills and high proficiency in English. The appointee is expected to fulfill various administrative duties within the Department in regard to curriculum design, programme development, practicum and honours projects supervision, internship arrangement and student affairs liaison. 

The University offers competitive package which include gratuity/retirement benefits, annual leave, medical and dental scheme, and wherever applicable housing assistance and relocation allowance. This is a tenure-track position and initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of two to three years commencing September 2017. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Application Procedure:
Applicants are invited to write in response to the requirements and provide an updated curriculum vitae and/or fill in the application form which is obtainable by downloading from http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/applicationforms. Completed application form should be sent to the Personnel Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, AAB903, Level 9, Academic and Administration Building, 15 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong or by email to: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk. Please quote PR number on all correspondence. Applicants are requested to send in samples of publications/creative works, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications and latest teaching evaluation results. 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://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: 11 March 2017

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