Professor in New Media Studies

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen - The School of Humanities and Social Science

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (“University”) is established in accordance with the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Chinese-foreign Cooperation in Running Schools upon approval of the Ministry of Education.

The University is featured with an international learning environment, a bilingual teaching pedagogy, a collegiate system, general education courses, multidisciplinary programmes, and a student-centered educational philosophy.

The School of Humanities and Social Science (HSS) has two important missions. HSS provides foundational education for all university students in multiple areas, including general education, English language competency, Chinese language competency, basic competency in instructional technology applications, etc. These areas lay the foundation for the comprehensive education that all CUHK-Shenzhen students receive.

Positions and Qualifications

The School of Humanities and Social Science at CUHK(SZ) invites applications for faculty position in the areas of innovative media studies (specialization areas including, but not limited to, social media analytics, data journalism, cybersecurity and internet governance, digital and mobile media design, media psychology, health communication, marketing communication, etc.), at the rank of full professor/associate professor levels with prospect for tenure, although junior candidates with very competitive academic records may be considered for positions of assistant professor. Candidates with exceptionally outstanding records may be considered for Chair Professorship with tenure. All candidates should have (i) a PhD degree (by the time of reporting duty) in a relevant area of innovative media studies; and (ii) evidence of high potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship.

Candidates for associate and full professor positions are expected to have solid evidence of excellence in teaching/research/service, and a strong track record of sustained high-quality research/scholarship outcomes in the expertise area(s), as evidenced by research publications in competitive international outlets in the relevant areas of innovative media studies. In addition, candidates need to demonstrate academic leadership and strong commitment to the highest standard of excellence. Applicants are advised to provide quality indicators for the journals where they have research publications (e.g. journal impact factor, journal ranking in a relevant category, as available in the Journal Citations Reports of the Web of Science).

Successful applicants are expected to be able to teach a range of courses in core areas of innovative media studies. Experience in supervising postgraduate students will be favorably considered.

Appointments will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially, leading to longer-term appointment or tenure later, subject to successful performance evaluation and mutual agreement. In cases where a candidate has an established record of excellence and demonstrable potential for continued success, tenure may be offered to the candidate at the time of initial appointment.

The appointees are expected to commence work from August 2018.

Salary and Fringe Benefits

Salary will be competitive, commensurate with experience and academic accomplishments. Appointments will be made under the establishment of CUHK(SZ) and statutory benefits will be provided according to the prevailing labor laws applicable to the PRC. The appointee will be based in Shenzhen, China.

Application Procedure

Please send cover letter; full curriculum vitae; statements about one’s teaching and research; recent teaching-related information, such as teaching evaluations; and at least three recommendation letters by email to talents4hss@cuhk.edu.cn.

Applications will be considered until the posts are filled.

To learn more about working & living in China, please visit: www.jobs.ac.uk/careers-advice/country-profiles/china

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