University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are over 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor/Non-Tenure Track Associate Professor of Practice/Assistant Professor of Practice in the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (Ref.: 201700150)

Applications are invited for appointments as Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor/Non-Tenure Track Associate Professor of Practice/Assistant Professor of Practice (several posts) in the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC), to commence on July 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal, with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract for tenure-track appointment.

The JMSC is a recognized leader in journalism education and we are committed to training future leaders in journalism in Asia and the world. We are located in Hong Kong, Asia’s most dynamic city, at a crossroads of China, Southeast Asia and the world. Our graduates have been highly successful and hold positions at major news outlets including The New York Times, Bloomberg, CNN and The Wall Street Journal, among many others. As the JMSC enters its third decade, we are looking to expand with new programmes and recruit distinguished professionals – journalism practitioners and scholars – who are enthusiastic about teaching as well as curriculum development, and can make continuous contributions to the field at a time of revolutionary change in the industry, political upheaval and uncertainty, and pressing challenges to freedom of the press. We are looking for professionals who love to teach and are passionate about training the next generation of journalists in this exciting part of the world at this exciting time, and provide leadership to enhance the JMSC’s profile both locally and internationally.

The Centre welcomes applicants with different specialties and expertise such as media law; news literacy; business journalism; China reporting; health and science reporting; data journalism; investigative journalism; and digital media. More information of the JMSC is available at http://jmsc.hku.hk/.

For tenure-track academic appointments, applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Journalism or related field, with a minimum of one-year post-doctoral teaching experience at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level(s), and a strong record of research and publications.

For professional practice appointments, applicants should have a minimum of 8 years full-time professional experience in journalism. Those with 3 or more years in senior management positions, who have distinguished professional standing and a minimum of 3 years teacher/trainer experience at tertiary or professional level are strongly encouraged to apply and will be considered for Associate Professor of Practice. Those with a minimum of 5 years professional experience and 1 year teaching experience will be considered for the level of Assistant Professor of Practice. Applicants should have proven effectiveness in transferring knowledge from professional practice to the teaching environment; publication of original and professional work (articles, commentaries, columns and editorials, investigative reports, news features, programmes, segments, scripts, reviews and analyses of critical issues) in books or popular media (newspapers, magazines, photo exhibits, radio, film, television and new media). Professional journalists with an international reputation earned through news coverage and a track record of successful teaching experience are preferred. Journalists with a minimum of 3 years teaching experience and a distinguished track record in the field or significant international experience such as reporters, editors, producers and/or senior managers are also encouraged to apply.

The appointees will be required to teach courses; supervise student theses and projects; contribute actively to the Centre’s media-related research; participate in curriculum development; and take on administrative responsibilities and project management.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointments will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. and a letter describing their background, interests and areas of expertise to jmsc2@hku.hk. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Please indicate clearly which level they wish to be considered for and the reference number in the application form and the subject of the e-mail. Review of applications will start from April 1, 2017 and continue until July 31, 2017.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency