POSITION> Assistant Professor in Chinese Buddhism, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of Chinese Culture

Assistant Professor in Chinese Buddhism

 

THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong.  It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees.  It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,200.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.4 billion. 

DEPARTMENT OF CHINESE CULTURE

Assistant Professor in Chinese Buddhism (Ref. 20102306)

The Department of Chinese Culture is a developing academic department within the Faculty of Humanities.  Its mission is to offer high-quality teaching and research programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the areas of Chinese Classics, Literature, History, Philosophy, Religion and Arts. Currently, the Department offers PhD and MPhil programmes, a taught-master degree programme, a major degree programme in Bilingual Interdisciplinary Chinese Studies, a minor degree programme in Chinese Culture, and university-wide general education courses.  The media of instruction are English and Putonghua.  Please visit the website at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/cc for more information about the Department.

Duties

The appointee will be required to:

(a) conduct research as the main duty and actively pursue external research grants, such as General Research Fund, as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator;

(b) provide quality teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level;

(c) contribute to departmental service; and

(d) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.

Qualifications

Applicants should:

(a) have a doctoral degree in a related discipline;

(b) have demonstrated promise of a high level of creative ability in research and teaching in some subdivisions of his/her field;

(c) be able to demonstrate effective classroom teaching skills; and

(d) have an excellent command of both English and Chinese.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/TC.htm.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.

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