Research Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature

Hong Kong Baptist University


Department of English Language and Literature

Translation Programme

The Translation Programme invites applications for the post of Research Assistant Professor. The appointee is expected to conduct an independent programme of research and pursue initiatives to secure research funding. He/She will also teach two courses per year in the Translation Programme.
The position is linked to the Arts Faculty’s interdisciplinary research niche of “Wellbeing, Value, and the Public Good”. The Translation Programme is particularly interested in applicants with research interests relating to the sub-themes of Public Culture and Minority Studies. Relevant areas of interest include (i) Translation, cultural production and the public good; (ii) Translation and accessibility (including Audio-description, sign-language interpreting, and healthcare-related translation and interpreting provision); and (iii) Minority languages and cultures in translation.
Applicants should possess a PhD degree in Translation, Interpreting or Intercultural Studies, and should have a promising record of research and publications. In addition, post-doctoral experience, especially in research project applications, will be considered favourably.
Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of two to three years. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to performance review, mutual agreement and availability of funding.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Procedure:
Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System ( Applicants are requested to send in samples of publications, preferably the three best ones out of their most recent publications, and latest teaching evaluation results. Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: 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 be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise 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 applicable at the time of offer.
Closing date: 31 December 2018