Lingnan U: Film & Media Studies (Hong Kong)

“JobAssociate Professor in Film and Media Studies, Department of Visual Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong. Deadline: Open until filled; review of applications begins February 2021.

The Department of Visual Studies (VS) offers a multi-disciplinary course of study, focusing on art history and film art. VS admits about 30 undergraduate, MPhil and PhD students each academic year. The BA (Hons) in Visual Studies curriculum emphasises the history and theory of visual arts and culture in Asia and beyond; in addition, the programme offers students practical, object- and skill-based learning through studio practice, video production, curating and internships. The Department also offers a taught Master’s programme in Curating and Art History (MACAH). Another new taught Master’s programme in Creative and Media Industries (MACMI) will be launched in 2021/22.

VS is inviting applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate Professor to contribute to teaching and research in the areas of media industries and film studies. The appointee is expected to: (i) teach relevant courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including supervising undergraduate and/or postgraduate final projects; (ii) to develop innovative and rigorous research and generate research outputs with high impact; and (iii) to contribute to service and development of the Department. The appointee will be expected to make substantial contribution to the developing MACMI programme, and may need to assume a concurrent appointment as the Programme Director.

Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions. 

Chinese U Hong Kong: Multiple Positions (China)

“JobMultiple positions, School of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. Deadline: Open until filled (posted October 15, 2020).

Associate Professor(s) / Assistant Professor(s).

Applications are welcomed from candidates with research interests in critical communication studies, preferably with an emphasis on research about digital data, algorithm, and/or logistical media.

Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor.

The study of human communication processes related to digital media and technologies. Research areas can include but are not limited to the following: mobile media, social media, computational social science, virtual reality, big data, and AI.

Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor.

In advertising with professional expertise in areas such as social media content / data analysis and strategy, user experience and engagement research, and/or health communication.

Professor / Associate Professor.

In global media and communication studies, with research agenda in the broad field of global media and communication studies (including but not limited to: media production and labor; global media industries; or culture and communication).

There is also a position in the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies for an Assistant Professor, with a deadline of November 6, 2020. Applicants should have strong commitment in the general field of cultural studies, specializing in methods and theories of cultural studies, new media studies, critique of colonialism / nationalism / globalization, and/or other subject matters relevant to the teaching curriculum and research strengths of cultural studies at CUHK.

HK Polytechnic: Area Studies & Intercultural Communication (Hong Kong)

“JobAssistant Professor in Area Studies & Intercultural Communication / Language Teaching & Learning, Department of English, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China. Deadline: Open until filled (posted July 17, 2020).

The Department of English within the Faculty of Humanities at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has a long history of producing high quality graduates for the professional workplace. Our focus areas are professional communication and applied language studies, and we provide teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. With a team of 25 full-time academic staff, the Department is also actively engaged in applied research in language and communication.

City U of Hong Kong: Media & Communication (China)

“JobChair Professor / Professor / Associate Professor, Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong, China. Deadline: 31 May 2020 or until filled.

The Department of Media and Communication invites applications for faculty appointment at the rank of Chair Professor/Professor/Associate Professor beginning in January 2021. Specialization sought is open, with preferred areas including Mass Communication, Digital and Social Media, Visual Communication, and Marketing and Strategic Communication.

A PhD in Communication or a closely related field from a globally accredited institution. The appointees for Chair Professor/Professor should command a superb record of scholarly achievements and exert leadership in the field of media and communication. The appointees for Associate Professor should have an outstanding record of scholarly achievements in both teaching and research, a strong record in research grant and/or academic management expertise.

 

Hong Kong Baptist U: Communication Studies (China)

“JobProfessor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China. Deadline: February 20, 2020.

The Department invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in Organizational Communication and Public Relations. The successful candidates must have a PhD degree in communication or a relevant field, and should be able to teach public relations courses and/or communication studies courses (e.g., interpersonal communication, group communication, organizational communication, intercultural communication, information technology and social impact, and empirical research methods).

Hong Kong Baptist U: Research Prof in Linguistics (China)

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Research Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China. Deadline: February 6, 2020.

The Department of English Language and Literature, Hong Kong Baptist University, invites applications for a Research Assistant Professor in linguistics. Applicants should possess (1) a PhD in linguistics or a closely-related discipline and (2) an active, impact-bearing research programme including evidence of (or potential for) successfully granted research funded from public and/or private sources. Applicants possessing credible experience in cross-disciplinary research, promoting promising ties with potential collaborating institutions, and engendering social impact through their research programme will be broadly considered. The appointee is expected to teach no more than two courses each year in relation to his/her expertise.

Hong Kong Baptist U: Translation/Interpreting (Hong Kong)

“JobAssociate Professor / Assistant Professor in Translation or Interpreting, Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. Deadline: 17 August 2019.

The HKBU Translation Programme was established in 1990, and from 1 September 2019 will become the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies, having been awarded full independent departmental status.

The Department offers programmes at BA, MA and Research Postgraduate levels, and is among the most internationalized such departments in the region, with an academic staff that comprises members from Hong Kong, Mainland, Taiwan, Spain, the UK and Australia. The Department has particular strengths in literary translation, minority cultures in translation, and interpreting, and is also seeking to expand its profile in the field of translation technology.

The Department is now seeking applicants for the above position. Applicants from all areas of the discipline will be considered. Preference will be given to those with expertise in one of the following clusters: (i) translation technology, translation-related applications of big data, and localization; (ii) interpreting studies; and (iii) minority translation studies. The ability to teach related linguistics courses will be considered an advantage. Given the Chinese/English orientation of the majority of the Department’s course offerings, a command of Chinese is expected.

CFP Sociolinguistics Symposium (Hong Kong)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Sociolinguistics Symposium 23: Unsettling Language, University of Hong Kong, 16-19 June 2020. Deadline: 14 October 2019. NOTE Change in dates!

As a premier gathering of international sociolinguists, this biennial event has emerged as a unique and innovative forum to develop and exchange new ideas, broaden the scope of the discipline, and create new academic networks. From its beginnings as a small meeting of UK-based academics in 1976, Sociolinguistic Symposium has grown into the largest sociolinguistic conference in the world.

Its Hong Kong edition will mark the conference’s first appearance in Asia. The theme of the conference is Unsettling Language. The contemporary world is an unsettled place due to numerous conflict zones, forced migration, economic imbalances and uncertainties, as well as ideological extremism resulting in (or caused by) unsettling language emanating from powerful people, political organizations, and the media. As a form of social action, this sort of language requires serious, critical consideration, assessment and counter-action.

Furthermore, the notion of ‘language’ itself is undergoing a critical reassessment in how it is being theorized. Language is increasingly understood as more than ‘just’ a set of linguistic resources. Its embodied nature, the materiality of its modalities (speech and writing), interaction with other modalities (sound, music, images, etc.), and with time and space, requires integration of broader contexts of analysis, multimodal data sets, and multidisciplinary approaches. We invite abstracts addressing the conference theme as well as other contributions focusing on current and innovative themes and theoretical challenges.

Hong Kong Polytechnic: Applied Language Sciences (Hong Kong)

“JobAssistant Professor in Applied Language Sciences / Bilingualism and Communication / Chinese Linguistics / Translation and Interpreting (two posts), Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Deadline: 2 June 2019.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong.  It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees.

The appointees will be required to (a) engage in teaching and related learning activities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; (b) assume an important role in curriculum design and development; (c) undertake academic research in their areas of expertise, including but not limited to making applications for external research grants; (d) provide administrative support for academic development and departmental objectives, and play an active role in programme management; and (e) render professional service to the discipline and/or the community at large.

Professor in Applied Language Sciences / Bilingualism and Communication.  Deadline: 29 May 2019.

In addition to comparable duties as listed above, applicants for this position will also be expected to: (f) provide academic leadership in his/her areas of expertise; and (g) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.

Meeting of Minds@HKU (Hong Kong)

“JobMeeting of Minds@HKU Forum for Outstanding Young Scholars, October 14 -15, 2019, Hong Kong.

The Meeting of Minds@HKU Forum for Outstanding Young Scholars is a 2-day forum to discuss grand challenges through the lens of advanced knowledge, discovery and innovation across science, the humanities, and social sciences. This forum engages participants in intellectually stimulating and creative dialogue to explore how to ignite collective will, wisdom and innovation to improve the human condition. Participants interested in joining HKU as assistant professors will be invited for recruitment interviews, so this is both a conference and a job opportunity.