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Post (A): Professor (Ref: 201300722)
Post (B): Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Ref: 201300738)
Closing Date: Review of applications will start on October 6, 2013 until the posts are filled
Applications are invited for appointment as (A) Professor and (B) Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC), on the academic track, or the professional practice track on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. Appointment on the academic track will be on tenure-track.
The JMSC is a leading centre for journalism education, and offers degrees at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. It also offers M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees through the Faculty of Social Sciences. JMSC graduates work in the field of major wire services, broadcast outlets, print publications and online news media throughout the world. For further information on the JMSC, please visit http://jmsc.hku.hk.
For academic track appointments, applicants should have an earned Doctorate, a strong research track record and substantial teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate levels. The appointee will be expected to pursue research, teach, perform administrative duties and help expand the JMSC’s research and Ph.D. programmes.
For professional practice appointments, applicants should have significant international experience at major news media as reporters, editors, producers and/or managers as well as college teaching experience and advanced academic degrees. We seek candidates who have expertise in one or more specialty areas such as business journalism, the media in China, data journalism and digital media.
An interest in digital technology is required of all applicants. Applicants for the full professor position should also be visionaries who are able to provide the critical leadership in response to technological changes and the transformation of journalism practices and the media industry.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as leave and medical benefits. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.
Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V. to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application forms (341/1111) can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Please indicate clearly in the form the post applied for, as well as the field and level (if applicable), and the reference number. Review of applications will start on October 6, 2013 until the posts are filled. The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application result.
Posting Title: Professor/Director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre
Closing Date: May 1, 2013
Applications are invited for appointment as Professor in the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC) from late-2013. The selected candidate will be appointed as the Centre Director.
The JMSC is a teaching and research department offering professional programmes leading to the Bachelor of Journalism and the Master of Journalism degrees, and research programmes leading to M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees through the Faculty of Social Sciences. Its graduates have been highly successful and now hold positions at major media organizations throughout the world.
The appointee will have a clear vision for the JMSC’s future as a world-class journalism school. The Centre has become a hub of the pan-Asian journalism and journalism education communities. As a place where faculty, staff and students are blending traditional principles with Digital Age innovations, its director must have a deep understanding of how the collision of journalism and technology is creating new opportunities even as it challenges the industry’s financial structure. The appointee will also take leadership in areas such as the continued development of the graduate and undergraduate curricula, recruitment and management of teaching faculty, enhancement of research and scholarship, fundraising, networking with the profession, and international outreach.
Candidates should have an outstanding reputation as a scholar in journalism and media studies or an internationally recognized track record as a journalist who has occupied leadership positions in major media organizations or other experience highly relevant to this position. Whether they come from an academic background or a professional one, they should have a passion for teaching and research, and be committed to involvement in the journalism profession. Ideal candidates will have substantial international experience, an advanced degree, teaching and administrative experience within a University setting, as well as an understanding of journalism practice in China and Asia. Knowledge of Chinese is desirable.
A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as housing benefits, leave, and medical benefits. At current rates, salary tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.
Application and Nomination
The University of Hong Kong invites applications and nominations for appointment as Professor/Director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre. Review of applications and nominations will commence on 1 May and continue until the post is filled. Interested persons are invited to submit their materials by email to the address below on or before 1 May 2013:
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