Professor in the Translation Programme

Hong Kong Baptist University - Department of English Language and Literature

The Translation Programme was established in 1990 and has since become one of the leading such programmes in the region, in both teaching and research.  The Programme is now inviting applications for the position of Full Professor, with expertise of relevance to the following Faculty-wide research niche of the Faculty of Arts: 

Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Classics
The appointee is expected to teach and to build research capacity in one or more of the following areas: a) Buddhist translation and transcultural studies; b) translation history; c) literary translation, with a focus on premodern works and contexts; d) transcultural exchange in premodern East Asia; and e) research methodologies for historical, interdisciplinary studies.  In addition to course-teaching for the Programme, he/she will also be responsible for supervision of projects and dissertations from the BA through Doctoral levels. 

The appointee will be expected to play a pivotal role in fostering related research and publication activities, particularly as relating to the Faculty research niche.  He/She is also expected to be an active member in Programme and Faculty-level activities, including the recruitment of top-quality, international PhD candidates. 

Applicants should possess a PhD degree in an area relevant to those outlined above.  These may include (though are not limited to) Translation Studies, Interpreting Studies, Transcultural or Intercultural Studies, History, Premodern East Asian Literature, and Buddhist Studies.  Applicants should be proven researchers of impact with a successful track record of grant applications, internationally-benchmarked achievement in their areas of research specialisation, as well as documented service to the global profession. A commitment to working in a multilingual, cross-cultural setting is essential.  Given the Chinese/English orientation of the Translation Programme, a command of Chinese is preferred, although consideration will also be given to other candidates who have a suitable profile and vision to flourish in this position. 

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years commencing January 2018, or as soon thereafter as practicable for the applicant.  Re-appointment thereafter is 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. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Application Procedure:
Applicants should provide an updated CV and/or fill in the application form (available at, which 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 E-mail to Please quote PR number on all correspondence. Applications should include three publication samples, statements of teaching and research interest and recent teaching evaluation results.  Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference to the Personnel Office direct.  Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.  Application materials will not be returned, unless upon request.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at

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. 

Review of applications will begin on 1 October 2017 and until the position is filled.

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