Assistant Professor in Chinese History and Culture
|Institution Type:||College / University|
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 about 100 sub-divisions of studies and learning. There are over 23,400 undergraduate and postgraduate students coming from 50 countries, and more than 1,200 members of academic and academic-related staff, many of whom are internationally renowned.
School of Chinese
Assistant Professor in Chinese History and Culture (Ref.: 201300022) (tenable from September 1, 2013 on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. An appointee with demonstrated performance will be considered for tenure towards the end of the second three-year contract.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Chinese history or related areas. They should pursue an active agenda of research and publication that can complement and reinforce the Programme's strengths in the board spectrum of Chinese historical, religious and cultural studies. The successful candidate should be able to develop and conduct courses in: (a) the history of the dissemination and the cultural influence of foreign religions (such as Manichaeism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity, Islam and Protestantism) in China; and / or (b) Chinese philosophical traditions (such as Song-Ming Neo-Confucianism and contemporary New Confucianism). The School values a strong commitment to the development of innovative research paradigms and pedagogical approaches. Primary teaching responsibilities will be at the undergraduate level, but the appointee will also be expected to supervise M.Phil. dissertations and Ph.D. projects. Information on the structure, the staff establishment and the course offerings of the School can be obtained at http://hku.hk/chinese/index.html.
A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee's qualifications and experience will be offered. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. 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 and 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/. Closes March 1, 2013.
The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application result.
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|Primary Category:||History Education