Professor / Associate Professor [English Literary and Cultural Studies (Modern Literature)]

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 23 Mar 2024

23 Feb 2024
Job Information

Research Field

Language sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Hong Kong
Application Deadline

23 Mar 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is one of the world’s leading universities, known for innovation, creativity and research.  We are now seeking exceptional scholars to join us as Assistant Professors/Associate Professors/Professors/Chair Professors (on substantiation-track) in all academic fields with special focuses on One Health, Digital Society, Smart City, Matter, Brain, and related interdisciplinary areas.  Research fields of particular interest include, but not limited to:

  • biomedical science and engineering
  • veterinary science
  • computer science and data science
  • neuroscience and neural engineering
  • bio-statistics and AI-healthcare
  • smart/semi-conductor manufacturing
  • AI/robotics/autonomous systems
  • aerospace and microelectronics engineering
  • energy generation and storage
  • digital business and innovation management
  • fintech and business analytics
  • computational social sciences
  • digital humanities
  • digital and new media
  • law and technology
  • private law
  • healthy, smart and sustainable cities

Successful candidates should have a demonstrated ability to build a world-class research programme related to CityU’s strategic research areas, plus a commitment to education and student mentorship.  Candidates must possess a doctorate in their respective field by the time of appointment.

Applications and nominations are invited for the above posts:

The Department of English at City University of Hong Kong is seeking applications from outstanding scholars who have research and teaching interests in the field of modern English Literary and Cultural Studies. The successful applicant will have an excellent publication record and research profile, which will contribute to the Department’s research strengths in modern literature, which include the strategic areas of Urban Narratives, World Literatures, Asian Literatures in English, and Inter-Asian Cultural Studies. The successful applicant will also be expected to make a significant contribution in a leadership and mentoring capacity as a senior member of a department with highly productive and motivated colleagues, build new research initiatives, and contribute to curriculum development.

For 35 years, the Department of English at City University of Hong Kong has been one of the leading English departments in Hong Kong with an ambitious recruitment strategy that aims to make it a leading English department in the Asia-Pacific region. Our faculty publish books with world-class publishers and articles in top-tier international periodicals, underpinning activities that lead to beneficial impact on society. As an integral constituent of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the Department of English contributes discipline-specific knowledge and a valuable humanities perspective to interdisciplinary research clusters that address some of the most complex global challenges facing humanity in the 21st century.

City University offers faculty a generous start-up research grant, a competitive salary with fringe benefits, and opportunities for professional development.


Faculty are expected to conduct research that is internationally excellent, to publish and promote their research, to secure research funding, and to pursue engagement activities leading to societal impact. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of research publications commensurate with the seniority of the position and will be able to contribute to the development of areas of research strength in the Department of English, which include World Literatures, Urban Narratives, Asian Literatures in English, and Inter-Asian Cultural Studies. They will also make a significant contribution to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, including supervising research students, and possess the ability to develop innovative discovery-enriched teaching. The successful candidate will demonstrate proven experience of academic leadership and a readiness to engage in mentoring and administrative responsibilities that are appropriate to a senior role within the Department.


Candidates for Professor should have a portfolio of outstanding contributions to their field of scholarship (including publications and grant capture), a strong teaching record, and a strong record of leadership in research and academic professional service.

Candidates for Associate Professor should have a strong record of internationally excellent contributions to their field of scholarship (including publications and grant capture), a strong teaching record, as well as evidence of significant contributions to academic and professional development.

Salary and Conditions of Service

Remuneration package will be driven by market competitiveness and individual performance. Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable). Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract.

Information and Application

Further information on the posts and the University is available at, or from the Department of English, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (email : [email protected] ).

To apply, please submit an online application at , and include a current curriculum vitae.  Nominations can be sent directly to the Department (email: [email protected] ).  Applications and nominations will receive full consideration until the positions are filled.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. The University's privacy policy is available on the homepage.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to the principle of diversity. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

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Additional Information
Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
Hong Kong
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Where to apply


Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong


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