Associate Professor of Practice (PR0661/22-23)

Hong Kong Baptist University

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Founded in 1968, the School of Communication offers 7 programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate (MA, MPhil, PhD) levels to 1,700 students. As a leading school in the Asia-Pacific region, its faculty members work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary academic environment that entails collaboration across multiple fields of study. The School now invites applicants to fill the following positions:

Associate Professor of Practice (PR0661/22-23)

• Teach core multimedia journalism classes at the undergraduate and postgraduate level in English and should be versatile and experienced enough to also teach other professional courses as needed, such as broadcast journalism, photojournalism, audio storytelling, investigative journalism and English news and feature writing;
• Stay abreast of contemporary digital trends in the industry to advise on equipment purchases and ensure student skills and curriculum meet industry needs; and
• Be expected to create and develop curriculum, design syllabuses, assist in organising events, workshops and extracurricular activities, mentor students, advise student news publications, maintain industry connections, initiate and work with other faculty members on journalism-related projects and contribute to the overall development of whole-person and journalism education at the University.

• A master’s degree or PhD in journalism or a closely related communication field from an accredited college or university;
• Have extensive experience in professional international journalism, in particular in multimedia and online journalism;
• Have the ability to design and deliver online content will be a distinct advantage;
• Have teaching experience at the university level, preferably in journalism;
• Native or near-native English skills; and
• Have extensive experience with hands-on digital production equipment and journalism storytelling techniques is required, including the use of professional cameras, recorders, microphones, Adobe Creative Suite, SEO, social media journalism, mobile journalism and front-page management.

The initial appointment will be offered on a fixed-term contract of up to two years commencing September 2023 or on a mutually agreed date. Re-appointments thereafter will be subject to performance and mutual agreement.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System ( with samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications/works. They should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, directly to the Human Resources Office (Email: Those who are 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 Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date of the first round: 1 May 2023 (thereafter until the positions are filled with qualified individuals.)

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