Hong Kong Baptist University
FACULTY OF ARTS
Department of Religion and Philosophy
Associate / Assistant Professor of Social Scientific Study of Religion (PR0767/21-22)
The Department welcomes applicants with academic background in Religion and Society (broadly defined), including, but not exclusive to, sociology of religion, psychology of religion, religion and politics as well as gender studies. Teaching duties may include undergraduate teaching for both the University-wide General Education curriculum as well as the home Major, the B.A. degree curriculum in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics. Teaching at the Master’s level may also be required based upon Department needs and at the discretion of the Department Head/Master’s Programme Director. Additionally, applicants are expected to conduct independent research as well as to assist senior academic staff in supervising research postgraduate students, research assistants (RAs) and teaching assistants (TAs) as applicable.
Applicants should possess a relevant PhD degree with a strong publication record and teaching experience at the tertiary level. Demonstrable research competence and a forward publishing trajectory in affiliation with one of HKBU’s interdisciplinary research labs (https://interdisciplinary-research.hkbu.edu.hk/our-labs) will be a great advantage. Applicants should also demonstrate commitment to organising programme-related activities in outreach and when generating community impact beyond the campus in relation to wider Hong Kong society. Administrative duties will be assigned as required by the Department/Faculty.
The initial appointment will be offered on a fixed-term contract of three years commencing September 2022/January 2023. Re-appointment thereafter will be 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.
Rank and 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) and send in samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications. They should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, headlining the name of the Department with the PR number quoted to the Human Resources Office (Email: [email protected]) 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 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://hro.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: 26 June 2022