Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor, Translation Programme
Hong Kong Baptist University
FACULTY OF ARTS
Department of English Language and Literature
Applications are invited for the following position in the Translation Programme. The Programme was established in 1990 with the aim of training sophisticated cross-cultural communicators to serve the local community and the mainland, and has since become one of the leading such programmes in the region.
All qualified applicants will be considered. Preference will be given to those with expertise in translation technology (including computer-aided translation and machine translation), translation-related applications of big data, localisation, or translation-related digital humanities. The ability to teach related linguistics courses will be considered an advantage. An excellent command of both Chinese and English is essential. Applicants with additional expertise in a third language will be considered favourably.
The appointees will undertake undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and will be expected to play an active role in related research and publication. They will also be responsible for supervision of undergraduate honours projects and postgraduate dissertations at the Master’s and Doctoral level. The appointees are also expected to take on an appropriate amount of administrative duties.
Applicants should possess a PhD degree in Translation or other relevant fields, have experience in research and teaching at the tertiary level, and preferably some administrative experience; candidates with a convincing record of publications and success in securing external funding (such as GRF or ECS grants) will be prioritised. Those applying for Full Professor rank should demonstrate an outstanding track-record of publications and grant capture, as well as strong leadership potential and administrative capacities.
Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years commencing September 2019. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding. Outstanding candidates for the rank of Associate Professor or above may be considered for appointment with tenure.
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). 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 three referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.
The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the posts advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offer.
Closing date: 31 January 2019