CUHK position

Associate Professor / Assistant Professor
Department of Chinese Language and Literature
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Closing Date: May 31, 2022

The Department of Chinese Language and Literature is in the Faculty of Arts that offers diversified programmes including the undergraduate and the postgraduate programmes. There has been a clear position of the Department that sets a foothold in Asia with a global vision, aiming at combining tradition with modernity and promoting traditional culture while also keeping pace with the progress of the times.

The Department is now inviting applications for the post of Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in the area of modern Chinese literature. Applicants with research interests in the global Chinese literature, transcultural studies, or media studies including films, performing arts, and audio-visual culture are particularly preferred. Further information about the Department is available at

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in the relevant discipline; (ii) a strong research background in areas that will contribute or add to the existing strengths of the Department; (iii) a track record of scholarly research and publications as well as potential for research grant writing; and (iv) a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong record of research accomplishments and a strong interest in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  To be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, applicants should have achieved a high standing in the relevant research field and demonstrated academic and international professional leadership.

The appointee will (a) develop and teach courses at postgraduate and undergraduate levels, (b) supervise postgraduate students, (c) bid for external competitive grants, and (d) assist in administrative matters. The appointment will initially be made on contract basis for up to 3 years commencing August 2022, which, subject to performance and mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.

Applicants should complete the online application form and upload the following: (i) full resume with a cover letter, (ii) abstracts of selected published papers, (iii) a research plan, (iv) evidence of teaching performance with a teaching statement, and (v) names and e-mail addresses of three referees to whom the applicant’s consent has been given for their providing reference.

For general inquiries, please contact the Department by email at

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